Cross Post: Empowering and creating opportunities for youth in Latin America and the Caribbean

This week, Microsoft participated in events to discuss the challenges facing youth globally and how we can all work together to empower youth in Latin America and the Caribbean, specifically women and girls, and create opportunities for them to combat unemployment. Laura Ipsen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft, represented Microsoft at two events…


Technology Skills Helping Youth Make the World a Better Place

Editor’s Note: Today’s young people are tomorrow’s leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators. The continuing acceleration of technology and innovation creates incredible opportunities but it also challenges us to keep up by getting the right skills, education and experiences in order to be prepared for these new jobs and opportunities. Many young people are struggling because they…


Happy International Mother Language Day!

By: Lauren Woodman, Microsoft General Manager, Partners in Learning While you still have a few months to send your mom flowers for Mother’s Day, today we take time to appreciate our Mother tongue. As designated by UNESCO, International Mother Language Day reminds us of the need to preserve and respect the deep history and culture…


Supporting the Work of our UN Partners – A Decade of Impact and Counting

Posted by Linda Zecher, Corporate Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft   Last night in New York, the United Nations Foundation  honored Microsoft with the inaugural Corporate Award for leadership in advancing UN causes.  I had the distinct honor of accepting this award on behalf of Microsoft and our 88,000 employees worldwide. Pictured Left: Linda…