People of Microsoft
“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.
“The importance of creating inclusive technologies like the hybrid event room is deeply personal for me.”
During the pandemic, Experience Lead Sascha Ackermann and his team set out to make meetings and events more inclusive, for both remote and on-site teams. The result was Microsoft’s first hybrid event room.
“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.
“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.