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Microsoft’s hires a new Chief Diversity Officer

Microsoft yesterday announced the hiring of Lindsay-Rae McIntyre as their next chief diversity officer. The transition timing is not final, but McIntyre will report to Kathleen Hogan, Chief People Officer. She will be responsible for implementing and driving initiatives to further Microsoft’s progress in building a diverse and inclusive culture.

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre previously worked at IBM where she served as the HR leader for several business units in key regions around the world. She recently was Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of HR, leading the diversity agenda globally for IBM. In a statement, McIntyre expressed excitement for joining Microsoft:

“I am excited to join Microsoft, a company that has not only adapted well to rapid change in the business landscape but elevated the standards of what we can expect in a technology provider when it comes to diversity and inclusion.. I look forward to advancing that agenda and contributing to the foundation Microsoft is building.”

McIntyre has over 20 years experience in human resources in the technology industry. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also is a  thought leader for multicultural women, LGBTQ equality, paid leave, and flex time strategies.

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