People of Microsoft #InclusionInAction
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“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.
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“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.
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“There’s a comfort in knowing there are other people out there who are proud of their heritage. People who want to shout to the world, “I am Indigenous, and this is my tribal affiliation.”

From housing development officer to 18-wheel truck driver to support escalation engineer, Manitoban Deanna LaJambe shares her story of navigating a nontraditional career path.
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“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.