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.
Venus wearing glasses and smiling in front of a brown background with colorful hues.

“Being that Microsoft is at the forefront of change, I’ve learned in my time here that it’s important to have the Indigenous voice strongly represented.”

Surface Specialist and 2022 Pinnacle Award winner Venus Taare channels the support she’s received from mentors and allies into advocating for more Māori and Pasifika representation in the tech sector.
Dylan wearing a blue button-down shirt and smiling in front of a brown background with colorful hues.

“Your culture is your personal contribution and helps shape how you view or solve a problem.”

Cloud Solution Architect Dylan Apera leverages the power of soft skills learned from his small island upbringing to build relationships with customers. 
Luis wearing a green jersey with a colorful campaign overlay.

“I work at the intersection of technology and art, and I love every minute of it.”

The video game industry isn’t known for its diversity. As a culture lead for Team Xbox Latinx, Mexican-born Luis Angel Mex is creating culturally inclusive and authentic gaming experiences.