Empowerment Through Technology: A Journey

By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (center) and Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager of Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs (fourth from left), on stage during the commitment announcement At the age of 18, Thuy Pham found herself moving from low-end job to low-end job,…


The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship: making a difference for young people and our economy

By Jane Broom, Director of Community Affairs, Microsoft Today was a great day, as nearly 800 Washington state students learned that not only have they received the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) for the upcoming academic year, but the award has increased to a total possible award of $22,500 per student over five years (up…


Youth Opportunity Top of Mind at Social Innovation Summit

By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs “We’ll laugh, some of us may cry, we’ll be inspired and we’ll even dance.” These are the words that I used to kick off the “Opportunity: Youth” session at this year’s Social Innovation Summit. These are the same words that came to pass throughout our time…