Microsoft Silicon Valley Honored with Corporate Philanthropy Award

Microsoft Silicon Valley was honored this month by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal at the Corporate Philanthropy Awards. Microsoft ranked sixth among the area’s top ten contributors, donating $3.5 million in cash donations.  The corporation’s three largest Silicon Valley contributions were made to the Tech Awards, DonorsChoose.org and the Hispanic College Fund. The publication…

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Microsoft Sponsors Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Annual Luncheon

Leadership is an attribute found in abundance here in Silicon Valley. With many worldwide-renowned businesses calling the Valley their home, it’s no wonder that this region is known for some of the best and brightest minds from around the world. In an effort to bring together many of the Bay Area’s leaders, the Silicon Valley…

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Microsoft Opens First Northern California Retail Store in Silicon Valley

More than 1200 customers stood in a line wrapped around Westfield Valley Fair Mall in San Jose, California last week to welcome the thirteenth Microsoft store and first retail location in Silicon Valley. Around 9:30 a.m., the first few fanatics in line watched Dan’l Lewin, corporate vice president of strategic and emerging business development at…

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Digital Media in the KQED Newsroom – Eliminating the Barriers

Media influencers gathered at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus for an insightful conversation about technology and digital media in the newsroom with KQED. Participants included Hari Sreenivasan and Scott Shafer, along with Microsoft employees. Hari is an online and on-air correspondent for PBS News Hour and Scott is the host of The California Report at…

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Microsoft Silicon Valley Hosts More than 300 at Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner

Girl Geek Dinners, which originated with a girl geek who was tired of being the only girl at industry events, has certainly come a long way! Microsoft Silicon Valley hosted the Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner on Thursday, October 13, at the Mountain View campus. The event provided an opportunity to mingle with women (and…

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Train. Endure. Achieve. Matter.

October 16th marked a significant day in the lives of a band of philanthropic Microsoft employees and, potentially, the lives of Leukemia & Lymphoma sufferers the world over. A diverse group of employees answered the call to help a cause that was too strong to ignore when we heard about the prevalence of blood cancers…

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Commonwealth Club Discussion – Multi-Sector Collaboration for Strong, Healthy Communities

Sid Espinosa, Director of Citizenship for Microsoft Silicon Valley and Mayor of Palo Alto, joined other Valley leaders – John J. Donahoe, Chief Executive Officer of eBay Marketplaces; Nicole Levine, Executive Director, Women’s Initiative for Self Employment, San Francisco & North Bay, and John Lee, Executive Director, Bread Project – to discuss how public and…

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