Oct 1, 2018   |   Aleenah Ansari

When mom’s ‘lift you up’ message carries you

Editor’s note: You can’t be what you can’t see. For people of color and other underrepresented minorities, seeing someone who looks like you can make you feel like you have the ability to create change at companies like Microsoft. This story is part of an ongoing series about women of color and underrepresented minorities working...

Sep 20, 2018   |   Aleenah Ansari

When the power of a story inspires a personal transformation

Editor’s note: You can’t be what you can’t see. For people of color and other underrepresented minorities, seeing someone who looks like you can make you feel like you have the ability to create change at companies like Microsoft. This story is part of an ongoing series about women of color and underrepresented minorities working...

Aug 13, 2018   |   Aleenah Ansari

When being ‘selfish’ about using Microsoft products gets personal

For Cory Joseph, it’s personal. If you flip over the badge of any Microsoft employee, regardless of their title or seniority, you’ll find the following phrase: “Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” This is the mission statement of Microsoft, and it applies to everyone who works at the company,...