Two women sit on a stone structure at a playground. They are smiling and it's a sunny day.

“Because she saw my potential, I was able to show her what kind of soldier I really was.”

Reservist Ashe Brasch’s former first sergeant Shannan Muench became one of her best friends. Their unlikely friendship sustained them both on their road from the military to Microsoft.
A man stands holding a snowboard while wearing snowboarding gear

“Snowboarding has taught me that we won’t get anywhere if we don’t do it together.”

Sebastian Apud built strength through snowboarding but never felt like he quite fit in. That's why he's dedicated to introducing teens—who might not have access—to the sport he loves.
A man and a woman each ride a bike on a gravel trail

“We don’t give up easily. ‘No’ doesn’t intimidate us.”

Holly Beale and Drew Wilkinson saw the need for an employee community dedicated to environmental sustainability. So they created one—now with thousands of members around the world.
A woman in a black dress twirls in front of a window

“Clothes are the skin you choose for yourself.”

Sandhya Shahdeo has always loved fashion. When she learned some clothes are made through harmful practices, she decided to take action.