People who inspire

These are stories about people of action. They have the ambition to turn ideas into reality, accomplish more, and change lives. They’re the doers—the people who start things, move the world forward, and inspire others.
Adam Wilson for Sphero designing on a large whiteboard leveraging his Surface Pro.
Anything's possible when your passion meets your purpose
It’s deeper than curiosity, more powerful than interest or a hunger for learning. Passion is what drives these innovators to improve their corner of the world.
Adam Wilson for Sphero showing all the pieces that make up his product.
When Adam WIlson was in high school, he and his friends used to take apart VCRs and glue all the motors together. Little did he know, his tinkering would one day be the foundation of Sphero.

The educator making robots that make learning fun

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Natasha Franck sits outside upstate at her lake house
Natasha Franck upstate at her lake house

Paving the way for technology in the fashion industry

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Momo, her new prosthetic arm and Easton LaChapelle

Meet the young inventor building accessible prosthetics

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Ariela Suster holding sign while sitting at a desk.
Ariela Suster holding sign while sitting at a desk.

Disrupting the cycle of violence for young men and women in El Salvador

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When we work together, we achieve more
Individually, people are effective—but together, we’re powerful. These teams are all proving the old saying true: When you’re trying to make a difference, two heads (or, 20) are better than one.

A conversation about leadership, hosted by Shonda Rhimes

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Renault f1 team

Every person matters on the Renault F1® Team

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Meet the high-schoolers proving that robots are for everyone

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The community that builds their future around storytelling

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Melissa Arnot and Maddie Miller hiking through grass field
Empowered people empower others
One person’s spark of inspiration can lead to a culture of opportunity. These pioneers influence others to pursue their dreams and achieve more.
Mikaila Ulmer working on her Microsoft Surface. Founder of Me and the Bees Lemonade

This teen CEO’s lemonade stand has become all the buzz

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ShaoLan sits in front of Chineasy illustrations with books stacked in front of her.
ShaoLan sits in front of Chineasy illustrations with books stacked in front of her.

Building meaningful connections through cultural understanding

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Melissa Arnot and Maddie Miller heading towards the summit

50 peaks, 50 days, and one mountainous world record

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Girls playing football while the sun sets
The first step to success is believing in yourself
What do you do when it seems like the "way things are" might never change? You start by ignoring everything other than the voice in your head that tells you to keep going.
Collete Davis leaning in on her race car

Building a racing career on belief, drive, and force of will

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Franz Gastler, Founder of Yuwa School
Storytelling People of Action Development team: Microsoft Brand Studio Photographer: Leo Cackett Story: Franz Gastler Region: Jharkand, India Location: Yuma School Support subjects: Asha Kumari Topic: Education Devices: Windows Phone 370482 Franze Story_1

Helping India's most at-risk girls know their worth

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Sassy Black, Microsoft People who inspire

Inside the funky, soulful world of musician SassyBlack

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Everybody has a story to tell. Discover how TV producer, Taylor Church, found her calling.

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Powering the people who empower the world
Learn how these visionaries are using Microsoft technology to turn ideas into reality, inspire others, and change lives.