People of Microsoft
“The importance of creating inclusive technologies like the hybrid event room is deeply personal for me.”
During the pandemic, Experience Lead Sascha Ackermann and his team set out to make meetings and events more inclusive, for both remote and on-site teams. The result was Microsoft’s first hybrid event room.
“It wasn’t until I started learning about all the different types of PTSD that I realized you don’t have to have fought in war to have it.”
For Customer Success Account Manager Thad Stafford, struggles with PTSD, anxiety, and substance abuse disorder led to an early retirement from law enforcement—and an unexpected fresh start.
“My personal experiences and challenges have given me an extra edge, for example, when it comes to solving problems in the workplace and for our customers.”
Diagnosed with a visual disability in her teens, Senior Product Manager Nidhi Jain advocates for assistive technologies in the workplace designed to meet people where they are.