Employee Resource Group

HOLA is a Microsoft employee resource group that provides professional development and networking opportunities for members and allies of the Latinx/Hispanic community.

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Interesting Facts

  • Nearly 3,000 employees are members of the HOLA ERG, which currently has 18 chapters. These include local chapters in Redmond, Washington based on discipline such as Marketing, HR, CELA, Finance, Sales and others based on organization like Latinx in Gaming, Office, Cloud + AI. We also have regional chapters across New York, California, Texas, D.C. and Chicago.

Who we are

HOLA’s vision is to educate and connect Microsoft to the Latinx/Hispanic community and advance Microsoft’s global diversity strategy.

HOLA aims to:

  • Enhance employee development and support building a pipeline within Microsoft through aiding in recruiting, retaining and advancing current and future employees in the Latinx/Hispanic community.
  • Engage the Latinx/Hispanic community in the development of products and services.
  • Be a resource for promoting our products to the global Latinx/Hispanic communities and organizations.

HOLA engages at Microsoft by:

  • Supporting the global diversity and inclusion strategy, focusing on representation, inclusion and market innovation.
  • Promoting career and leadership development in the Hispanic/Latinx community, and addressing the concerns and needs of employees of Hispanic/Latinx descent.
  • Assisting in recruiting the best and the brightest to Microsoft.
  • Promoting Latinx/Hispanic heritage by sharing our cultures and languages with other Microsoft employees.
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