Our voz

Celebrating Hispanic and Latinx voices

This Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the contributions, legacies, and achievements of the community—and highlight the Hispanic and Latinx voices that bridge a rich and proud history with a vibrant and dynamic future.

Meet Ernesto Lara-Matthews

“I wanted to have a little piece of Mexico with me and share it with others.”

— Ernesto Lara-Matthews, Principal Engineering Manager at Microsoft and founder of the HOLA (Hispanic and Latinx Organization of Leaders in Action) chapter at Microsoft New England

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Meet Patricia Ferroni Holmberg

“I learned that if the generations before me could achieve their dreams, I could do it, too.”

— Patricia Ferroni Holmberg, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager at Microsoft

Meet Pinhas Kevin Cohen

“Even if only one person takes away something from our podcast, whether it’s to enjoy, learn, or connect with one of our guests, then it’s all worth it.”

— Pinhas Kevin Cohen, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft and co-creator of the “Charlas at the Commons” podcast

Meet Nicole Mejias

“Both my Hispanic and Asian identities equally define me and have influenced who I am today.”

— Nicole Mejias, Senior Strategic Account Manager at Microsoft and founder of the HOLA (Hispanic and Latinx Organization of Leaders in Action) chapter in Microsoft Atlanta office

Juan Lavista Ferres featured in a profile photo with a blurred background and transparent overlay of Hispanic Heritage Month creative elements, including a colorful Spanish Flamenco skirt pattern, yellow leaves, and peaked lines.

Meet Juan Lavista Ferres

“Data has the power to improve people’s lives. With the right data, you can use AI to tackle challenges that would be impossible to solve otherwise."

— Juan Lavista Ferres, Chief Scientist and Lab Director of the Microsoft AI for Good Research Lab

A black and white image of young students in Mexico with their teacher Maria de Lourdes Sotomayor Mehdi standing in the back. Yusuf Mehdi provided this image to accompany the story about his mother Maria de Lourdes Sotomayor Mehdi, who was a teacher in Mexico. A black and white image of young students in Mexico with their teacher Maria de Lourdes Sotomayor Mehdi standing in the back. Yusuf Mehdi provided this image to accompany the story about his mother Maria de Lourdes Sotomayor Mehdi, who was a teacher in Mexico.

Honoring role models and raising our voz

Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Modern Life, Search & Devices at Microsoft reflects on the power of community and role models to help build a brighter future.

Learn more about Yusuf’s work within Microsoft

Bringing computer science to high schools in Mexico

With Microsoft’s TEALS program, more students in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and the U.S. can learn vital computer science skills with support from teachers and industry volunteers.

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Microsoft scholarship for Hispanic and Latinx students

The HOLA (Hispanic and Latinx Organization of Leaders in Action) employee resource group is dedicated to supporting the growth of Hispanic and Latinx employees and encouraging students to pursue careers in technology. Now, they’re offering a scholarship in partnership with the Seattle Foundation.

Bringing Hispanic and Latinx heritage to life in a virtual museum

The Hispanic and Latinx Legacy Museum is a virtual experience from Microsoft Stores featuring over 35 Hispanic and Latinx change-makers, including Miguel Cardona and Gloria Estefan.

Visit the exhibit

A transitioning animated GIF image shows different perspectives of the new Legacy Museum featuring Hispanic and Latinx change-makers. The digital gallery is designed to look like a brightly lit glass space with various framed images of the change-makers on the walls.
Miguel Cardona — US Secretary of Education and lifelong educator
Gloria Estefan — Cuban-American singer, songwriter, and superstar
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Connect

Find out how you can engage, make an impact, and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Xbox—from curated games to special livestream events to community stories, and more.

Show your Hispanic and Latinx pride

Personalize Microsoft Edge with four new Hispanic Heritage Month themes designed by artists in the Hispanic and Latinx communities.

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Learn about Hispanic and Latinx innovators

Test and boost your knowledge about Hispanic and Latinx change-makers and their contributions with Bing’s Hispanic Heritage Month quiz.