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 woman with pink hair and glasses standing in front of a river. Text to the side reads "AAPI"

“The sacrifices my parents and grandparents made . . . I carry those within me.”

As a child, Sophia dreamed of working at Microsoft. Now a software engineer with 7 years at the company, she shares her journey of resilience and achievement.
A family - man, woman, and two children - walking in a park

“Family is the center of my identity”

After learning others’ stories in a safe space, Blake opened up about—and later advocated inclusion for—a hidden disability that affects other employees and their family members.
A man in hiking clothing standing in front of a canyon wall

“Am I Asian, or am I American?”

Dat chose not to fully embrace his Vietnamese heritage as a child and young adult. Today, he’s on a new path to uncovering and rediscovering his Asian identity.