People of Microsoft #InclusionInAction
A woman looks thoughtfully to the side while standing by the dolls she made

“We are redefining the meaning of beauty to help kids grow up being comfortable in their own skin.”

Johannesburg doll maker Khulile Vilakazi-Ofosu takes on the lack of representation in children’s toys by creating dolls that reflect, affirm, and engender pride in being African.
Quita Barnett

“Cooking is my happy place. It reminds me of family gatherings back home and cooking in my grandma’s kitchen.”

Quita Barnett’s earliest memories include preparing catfish and polenta with her grandmother. Watch how Quita honors her grandmother through this family dish.
Akosua Boadi-Agyemang

“Through our individual challenges and victories, our stories can build a quilt to cover one another.”

Akosua Boadi-Agyemang relied on LinkedIn to share early career struggles. Since then, she’s built a thriving online community based on her bold journey to success.
A photo of a man standing next to an art painting and a piano keyboard

“It was such a rush to hear my song and know that I had contributed something meaningful.”

When he was asked to write and perform a song for a company-wide conference, musician and poet Jerome Collins discovered a powerful way to connect with and inspire his colleagues.