This week, Fast Company announced the 170 new members of its Most Creative People in Business list, which highlights "influencers in business from across the economy and around the globe." This year, four Microsoft execs made it to the prestigious list, which also includes people working at Google, Apple, Facebook, Slack, BuzzFeed, the US Digital Service and more.
In a separate blog post, Microsoft explained that "we are deeply honored and inspired to have four employees recognized for their achievements, ranging from our companywide initiative to make technology accessible, driving inclusion through the Autism Hiring Program and work on inclusive design, and advancements in artificial intelligence."
Here are the four Microsoft execs that were recognized for their innovations and achievements by Fast Company:
- Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer was recognized in the "Diversity and Education" Category
- Neil Barnett, Director of Inclusive Hiring & Accessibility was admitted in the same category
- Kat Holmes, Principal Design Director of Microsoft Cortana made it to the "Design" Category
- Lili Cheng, General Manager of Microsoft Research was inducted into the "Tech" category
Other high profile execs that were inducted into the community include Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai and we invite you to check the full list of new members on Fast Company's website.