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Oct 17th, 2018, by in Latest news

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hauled in a massive paycheck for the fiscal year 2018 which was recently revealed in Microsoft’s Annual Proxy Statement after a year where several milestones were met by different Microsoft businesses. Salary, stock awards and cash bonuses together brought home a whopping $25.84 million in total for Nadella, though in stock awards […]

Feb 20th, 2017, by in Latest news

Melinda Gates is pushing diversity in tech, and she knows a thing or two about the problems women face in the technology workforce, because she was in it herself. According to a recent interview she gave to the Seattle Times, Gates almost quit Microsoft because of the cultural problems she faced there: When Dallas native Melinda French joined […]

Dec 7th, 2016, by in Latest news

Microsoft Netherlands has signed their name to the Diversity Charter in an effort to promote a more efficient and innovative workplace.

Nov 22nd, 2016, by in Latest news

Microsoft UK has published a new post which highlights how DigiGirlz events in the UK also encouraged young women to “create amazing things.”

Nov 18th, 2016, by in Latest news

Microsoft’s decline in women employees is still to blame on the pull from Nokia. However, new hires might be turning the numbers around.

Nov 1st, 2016, by in Latest news

Since 2010, Microsoft donated more than 100 million to women and minority-owned legal firms, also referred to as WMBE (Women Minority Business Enterprise) firms. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President, and Chief Legal Officer wanted to share this important Microsoft donation milestone and talk about Microsoft’s commitment to helping WMBE law firms.

Sep 23rd, 2016, by in Latest news

Microsoft donated $1 million to support the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture earlier this year.

Sep 12th, 2016, by in Latest news

A year ago, Microsoft launched a new a pilot program to hire people with autism and bring more diversity to the company, but skilled candidates are not easy to find.

Jul 13th, 2016, by in Latest news

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith goes into more details on why the company acquired LinkedIn for $26 billion.

May 19th, 2016, by in Latest news

Microsoft recently published a blog post where they spoke about the underrepresentation of women in technology and why that’s such an unhealthy thing for the industry.

Apr 22nd, 2016, by in Latest news

Microsoft India held its Confluence conference today to address gender diversity, gender bias, and building a bias-free work environment.

Apr 11th, 2016, by in Latest news

Microsoft has announced that the company has almost closed the pay gap between men and women and for Caucasians and ethnic minorities.

Apr 6th, 2016, by in Latest news

Microsoft’s “Women Made” ad won the top spot in Ace Metrix’s list of their “Top 10 Breakthrough ads,” scoring a likability rating of 771 and an attention score of 769.

Mar 31st, 2016, by in Opinion

The faces and speakers who donned the stage at Build 2016 did more than show demos and weaved intricate stories for Microsoft’s developer ambitions

Jan 14th, 2016, by in Latest news

At an event titled Hack for Her Summit, Microsoft’s recent acquisition all-star Peggy Johnson took the stage to cement a relatively unspoken cultural phenomenon. Microsoft’s executive vice president of business development spoke to a crowd gathered at the Impact Hub in Seattle about the buying power of women in established as well as emerging markets. We […]

Nov 23rd, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft has just released their latest workforce demographic numbers and the results show an impressive growth in both gender and minority representation in a variety of positions at the company both in North America and abroad. While there was an overall reduction in female employees at Microsoft during the last year, this was due to […]

Oct 14th, 2015, by in Latest news

With the most recent Windows 10 Mobile build, 10549, Microsoft is pushing out quite a bit of improvements and features. Some are more subtle than others, but each new addition to Windows 10 Mobile is welcomed as we get closer to an official release. Among improvements to Cortana and the messaging app, Microsoft is finally […]

Oct 13th, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has done a remarkable job of shepherding the technology giant through a massive strategic transformation. For the most part, Nadella’s performance has been well-received, with his strategic decisions and vision being lauded as bold and innovative. Like all CEOs, he’s been guilty of some marketing speak on occasion, but sometimes a […]

Sep 1st, 2015, by in Latest news

For the past couple of years, many companies involved in the industry of tech have publically decided to tackle the gender and racial inequalities affecting their workforce. Every so often, various tech companies will take time during presentations or issue well-publicized pledges to address diversity within the company. After which, there is relative silence on […]

Jun 23rd, 2015, by in Latest news

Microsoft CEO Sataya Nadella’s disparaging comments last fall are continuing to motivate new changes in how Microsoft approaches diversity and understanding in the workplace. Today, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported, in an interview with Microsoft’s general manager of diversity and inclusion Gwen Houston, that every employee of the company will be required to take a course on […]

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