What does it mean to innovate for inclusion?
At Microsoft, we have a long history of innovating to address some of the world's most complex technological challenges. Find out how we apply that same commitment to innovation to drive positive change in our company and communities.
People and communities inspire our progress
We strive to create an environment that brings the power of diversity to life—where people with different backgrounds and experiences thrive in both their professional and personal lives.
My unconventional path to tech
Air Force reservist and Engineering Technical Program Manager Zachary Oxendine pulls from his rural, Indigenous roots to empower the next generation of leaders in STEM.
What leaders look like
Shrivaths Iyengar worried that coworkers would be reluctant to follow a leader who had disabilities. Instead, he discovered that his experiences made him a stronger, more empathetic manager. Illustrated by Ananya Rao-Middleton.
Nurturing inner peace
When Ethan Alexander started at Microsoft, he prioritized money over his well-being. Twelve years later, the Senior Customer Success Account Manager and D&I storytelling host knows that the only way to truly take care of others is to first take care of yourself. Discover his story of gratitude and growth, illustrated by Camila Abdanur.
Balancing career, motherhood, and personal purpose
HR Business Partner and mom of two Estefania (Fany) Canosa advocates for women taking on new challenges both in the workplace and on the homefront.
Empowerment as a personal value
Sales Manager Danielle Skeen’s growth mindset and passion for empowering her team tie back to her Jamaican roots.
Data driven dreams
Funmi Omoliki is a data and AI specialist who believes in the power of storytelling, and our collective power to transform society. Discover her story, illustrated by artist Dai Ruiz.
“The work of diversity and inclusion is complex and ever-evolving. At Microsoft, we aren’t daunted by the complexity. Instead, we leverage our platform and allocate our resources to take on these issues with vision and commitment.”
Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Corporate Vice President
Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer, Microsoft
"At Microsoft Australia and New Zealand, we’re committed to creating a workplace culture where all people feel heard, valued, and respected."
Steven Worrall, Corporate Vice-President
Microsoft Australia & New Zealand
"Tapping into the insights from experts in academia and engaging in discussions that reflect varied contexts, we are able to deepen our awareness of the contours and nuances of racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in India."
Ira Gupta, General Manager
Human Resources, Microsoft India
"By leveraging our platform and working collaboratively with partners, Microsoft helps drive change and address critical issues impacting the rights of our employees and those in the communities where we live and work."
Fred Humphries, Corporate Vice President
US Government Affairs, Microsoft
"Our ambition is to fully represent the population of people with disabilities across the globe, and we take that seriously."
Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
We stay focused on increasing representation and strengthening a culture of inclusion so that employees can bring all of who they are, do their best work, and thrive.
We have an opportunity—and an obligation—to foster collective movement towards greater diversity and inclusion within and beyond Microsoft through our actions and partnerships.
With our annual Diversity & Inclusion Report, we transparently share workforce data and our progress on our commitments. We continually evaluate where we are now and where we aspire to be, to inform our action.