Diversity & Inclusion
We believe in the transformative power of diversity and inclusion. Only by actively engaging different perspectives can we challenge and stretch our thinking, enrich the experiences of our employees, and empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Different perspectives help us all to achieve more
Our mission is deeply inclusive: empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We expect each of us—no matter what our level, role or function is—to play an active role in creating environments where people of diverse backgrounds are excited to bring all of who they are and do their best work.
Our 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.
Life after the uniform
The skills Solaire developed in the Marines helped her transition into a thriving technology career.
From homeless to hopeful
Jameela Roland embarked on a path of growth and learning with Year Up that led to an unexpected, exciting career.
A magnet for change
After many of her mentees quickly landed tech jobs, Microsoft engineer Kal Viswanathan scaled her impact to reach hundreds.
The journey to living one’s truth
One employee walks through the worries of being transgender and how it could affect a career.
An engineer’s dream job blooms into reality
After Philip Jarvis landed his dream job, he reflects on what it's like to work at Microsoft as an engineer who has Asperger's syndrome.
From drones to smart plants
Guada chases her passions and makes more space for women in tech, all while envisioning a future where AI could save the world.
We reach out with purpose
Guided by a commitment to building diverse communities, we’re intentional in who we reach out to, and how we connect with them. We increasingly do business with minority- and women-owned companies. We globally invest in developing the next tech industry leaders. And we pursue candidates of diverse backgrounds to help us do our best work yet.
Inclusive thinking drives our innovation
We design for all human experiences and needs. So we strive to gather, listen to, and include as many perspectives as possible, with the ultimate goal of discovering how to bring out the best in each other, and everyone who uses what we create.