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.
Erin Rifkin.

“I get to have a little taste of home, even though I’m miles away.”

As a leader, mentor, and life-long learner, Erin Rifkin takes pride in helping others become their best selves. She didn’t cook a lot growing up in Georgia, but Erin has mastered this family recipe, Southern fried chicken sandwiches and coleslaw. Watch her make her favorite dish from back home.
a photo of Keisha Ebbesen

“I’ve taken the challenge of offering to be a trusted support system to everyone I meet.”

As a first-generation college graduate, Keisha Ebbesen felt a calling to show others what they could achieve. Today, this former recruiter is living out that passion introducing the community to Microsoft’s culture in Atlanta.
Priya Bhandari

“I no longer felt like I had to prove myself in every single way.”

Priya Bhandari learned to code as a way to define her own future. Now as a LinkedIn Coach, she’s helping others like her pave their own paths, too.