People of Microsoft
“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.
“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.
“It wasn’t until I started learning about all the different types of PTSD that I realized you don’t have to have fought in war to have it.”
For Customer Success Account Manager Thad Stafford, struggles with PTSD, anxiety, and substance abuse disorder led to an early retirement from law enforcement—and an unexpected fresh start.
“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.