International Women’s Day: Recognizing UN Efforts to Increase Gender Equality

By Lynne Stockstad, General Manager, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft “Investment in girls’ education may well be the highest-return investment available in the developing world,” Larry Summers wrote as chief economist of the World Bank. As someone who has worked for years in the traditionally male-dominated IT industry, I wholeheartedly agree in the importance of providing…


1+1=3: How Microsoft’s Partnerships with International Organizations Help Save Lives and Offer Hope

This week I am attending Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C. In the past, this conference was focused on Microsoft’s commercial partners – the 700,000 partners who work with us to develop innovative applications built on our technology. This year 10,000 attendees, 60% from overseas and representing 190+ countries have joined us here. While…