People of Microsoft
“Yes, it’s about celebrating legacies and achievements. But it’s also about empowering the future.”
Xbox employee Garron Ballard wants everyone—players, developers, and content creators alike—to feel represented and welcome in gaming. For Black History Month, he led a community effort to research and curate games, movies, and TV that highlight Black protagonists and experiences.
“It was such a rush to hear my song and know that I had contributed something meaningful.”
When he was asked to write and perform a song for a company-wide conference, musician and poet Jerome Collins discovered a powerful way to connect with and inspire his colleagues.