Last month, Microsoft VP Lani Phillips ignited our partner ecosystem to support and engage with the Black and African American partner growth initiative. I want to reiterate this important call to action. Last summer, Satya laid out our commitment to increase Black and African American-owned representation within the partner ecosystem by 20 percent over the next three years, and we….
Bridging the digital divide with bold skilling initiatives The events of the past year have further revealed the great digital divide that exists throughout the US and the far-reaching economic impact of these disparities. With crisis, however, often comes opportunity, the fruit of which we’ve seen in unprecedented digital transformation from multinationals to small business to education. Microsoft is committed….
Together with our partners, we are on a journey to reimagine a more inclusive, sustainable, and equitable future. What has come into focus over the past year is how our partners have stepped up to address customer challenges. Beyond business impact, leaders in our partner ecosystem are developing solutions and delivering services that also consider and drive social impact, helping….
As Vice President, US Channel Sales, I’m passionate about creating pathways for Black excellence through partnership and innovation within the Black and African American community. As Black History month comes to a close, I’d like to share additional information regarding our effort to ignite, grow, and invest specifically in this community through Microsoft’s Black and African American partner growth initiative.….
Microsoft Accelerate is a program designed to level the professional playing field for workers around the country. Free skilling courses, resources and guidance equip those in underserved communities to participate fully in the future of work. From aspiring developers and students, to veterans and farmers, Microsoft Accelerate helps unlock opportunities for underserved communities. The Microsoft Accelerate program The recently launched….
Welcome to the 5th post in the Partner Essentials blog series! This post answers a question that has been asked countless times: What does it take to be a successful Microsoft partner? To answer, we drew on the experience of our seasoned leadership team to identify the top attributes of our most successful partners, so you can learn from and build on their success in your own partner journey.
March 8, people around the world rallied around International Women’s Day, and the opportunity for all individuals, companies, NGOs, schools, cities and states come together to celebrate #EachforEqual. This day is a rally cry to bring together the momentum of all that has been accomplished towards our UN Sustainable Development Goal #5 “gender equality” and more specifically my focus on the empowerment of women and girls in STEM around….
Prerna Goja, Founder and CEO, Zensa Prerna Goja is the founder and CEO of Zensa, a mobile solutions company developing applications for multiple industries, including retail, education, finance, insurance, and travel. Zensa designs and develops accessible apps and web solutions, delivering custom applications that are usable by all, including those with different abilities. Prerna is an accessibility leader and….
Dux Raymond Sy, Chief Marketing Officer, AvePoint Dux Raymond Sy is the Chief Marketing Officer at AvePoint, a Microsoft Global ISV Partner and four-time Microsoft Partner of the Year company focused on digital transformation. AvePoint’s 1,500 employees serve 16,000 customers and 7 million cloud users worldwide. Dux is a longtime leader and advocate of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in technology,….
It was electrifying to see the strength of our US Partner community in full force at Microsoft Inspire. I’m still riding a wave of energy and excitement – how great to start the new fiscal year with a week of learning, connecting, and celebrating with you, our partners! Here are my top highlights from the week. 1. Satya Nadella, Microsoft….