UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights Provide Clarity

By Dan Bross, Senior Director, Microsoft Corporate Citizenship On December 2, 2013, I spoke at the Business Stakeholder Meeting held during the pre-day of the UN Forum on Business and Human rights.  Senior Director of Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Dan Bross speaks at the Business Stakeholder Meeting held during the pre-day of the UN Forum on Business…


Join Us in an Hour of Code for Computer Science Education Week

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs Today on the Official Microsoft Blog, Satya Nadella, executive vice president, cloud and enterprise at Microsoft, kicks off Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek). In partnership with Code.org and other leading tech companies, Microsoft is encouraging 10 million students of all ages to spend an hour this week…


Reunion with a Purpose Honors Microsoft Alumni Making a Difference

By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs  Microsoft’s Chief People Officer Lisa Brummel recently reflected upon the energy and passion Microsoft employees dedicate to helping people less fortunate in communities at home and around the world. This dedication to giving is core to Microsoft’s culture and, even as some employees move on, it remains…


Another Year of Innovation – Imagine Cup Grant Winners Announced

By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Community Affairs Australian Imagine Cup grant winners Team Confufish (from left to right) Kenneth Wong, Matt Moss, Brad Lorge, and Nick Darvey Today we are announcing the 2013 Imagine Cup Grants winners – a part of Imagine Cup, a Microsoft YouthSpark program. I’ve been very proud to be involved in the Imagine…


From Combat to Coding

By Bernard Bergan, Guest Contributor Bernard Bergan Over the past five years, I have been serving all over the world for the United States Army as a communications sergeant in First Special Forces Group Airborne, 3rd Battalion. Serving in the Army has taught me the value of teamwork, selfless service and a commitment to excellence. It…


How many people does it take to make a difference? Just one. That person can be you…

By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs Today is a good day to remember that it takes just one person to have a positive impact on another person’s life.  Today is #GivingTuesday and as part of our ongoing YouthSpark initiative, we’re rallying support for young people around the world.  Would you like…


Meet Giving Hero Xbot Robotics

By Elisa Willman, Senior Manager MarComm, Microsoft Citizenship Tom Blank and Mike Sinclair have found the perfect way to use their professional skills to benefit others. By day, they work as Microsoft engineers. By night, they teach teens how to build really cool robots. Tom and Mike are volunteer mentors for XBOT Robotics, a nonprofit…


A Framework for Human Rights

By Dan Bross, senior director of Corporate Citizenship Remember when you heard the word “networks” and thought ABC – CBS – NBC? OK, OK – I’m dating myself. Today the word “networks” is used in a variety of contexts – computer networks; virtual networks; and last but certainly not least – social networks. “The Power of…


Meet Giving Hero Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

By Elisa Willman, Senior Manager MarComm, Microsoft Citizenship Attending an international school in India, Poorvi Shrivastav took her first computer programming class at the age of 7. Like most young people, she became obsessed with the gadgets, phones and computers that allowed her to email her classmates after school and stay connected with her father…


Globaloria Honored at 2013 Tech Awards

By Joseph Beare, Manager of Communications, Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft Silicon Valley Dan’l Lewin, corporate vice president, technology and civic engagement at Microsoft, congratulates Education Laureates Idit Harel Caperton and Amber Oliver of Globaloria. Image: The Tech Museum of Innovation For the past decade, Microsoft has sponsored the education category of the Tech Awards, presented by the…