When we are not limited, we all thrive

Conventional notions of success are infused with traits that are implicitly associated with culture or gender. But effective leadership is not limited to specific presence, priorities, or goals. When authenticity and meaningful impact are encouraged and rewarded, businesses thrive, communities thrive, society thrives.
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“Lift each other up.”

- Mira Lane

As a maker, mentor, technologist, and mother, Mira pursues her vision for a better world by following three simple tenets: connect, lift each other up, and look out for other women who are striving to contribute to society.

“Find that power within you.”

- Cass Collins

Through life’s challenges, the ever-courageous Cass refuses to give up. Instead, she pushes forward, finding the strength to help others and giving back by working in global disaster relief.

“It’s about having a vision.”

- Welela Dawit

Life has pushed Welela to become independent and intentional every step of the way. Now, inspired by mentors and role models, she’s creating a legacy by working to help others thrive in the early stages of their careers.

Building an unlimited world

Cynthia Per-Lee and Erin Chapple, two of the executive co-sponsors of the Women at Microsoft employee resource group, speak about access, inclusion, and the powerful impact of women’s communities.

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Without limits, we all thrive

We’re committed to evolving policies and practices and investing in programs that support equality—now and in the future. Find out how we’re making progress and working to empower every person to achieve more.

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Women at Microsoft Scholarship

The Women at Microsoft Scholarship seeks to empower and enable high school women and non-binary people to go to college and target a career in the technology industry.

The Legacy Project brings trailblazing women to life in a virtual museum

The Legacy Project from Microsoft Stores is a virtual museum experience featuring the stories of fearless and dynamic change-makers. Now in its second year, the Legacy Project has partnered with the National Women’s Hall of Fame, bringing the institution’s archive of inductees to life in a digital interactive space. On International Women’s Day, the museum will launch with profiles of 160 inductees—including Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Aretha Franklin, Madeleine Albright, Maya Angelou, and Mia Hamm, among many others. Over the next year, the partnership will expand to include over 200 more heroes, fully digitized to live on in the Legacy Project.


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Xbox celebrates International Women’s Day in support of women in gaming

Engage, make an impact, and celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month with Xbox,includingmentorship programs, MS Rewards on console, Twitch livestreams and podcast events, women in gaming community stories, Xbox inclusive hiring events; plus studio-led activations, all-women game tournaments, in-game content,and more.

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Make way for the game changers

From playmakers to trailblazers, Microsoft is committed to empowering women across sports who are breaking new ground, shattering glass ceilings, and paving the way for other dreamers.

Flipgrid celebrates women changing the world

Explore fascinating stories of women in history, hear from those making their mark today, and learn to empower girls for tomorrow with this collection of free Flipgrid resources, educational topics, and live interactive events. 

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Join the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Book Club

The BGR! Book Club is a new BLACK GIRLS ROCK! initiative, created in partnership with Microsoft, that builds community and promotes girls’ empowerment, literacy, and leadership. Each month, the book club highlights a new thought-provoking book and hosts a live virtual event featuring the author in conversation with a BGR! alumna. 

Support Women’s History Month with Microsoft Rewards

Support nonprofit organizations like Girls Who Code, CARE, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and many more through Give with Bing and earn Rewards points that are automatically donated each month.

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