Diversity Tactics Drive Microsoft Innovation – Mary Snap, Microsoft Philanthropies CEO

“It would be a mistake to think that computer scientists only need to know how to code, because…ethics and privacy issues are so important. (Therefore) understanding a little bit about history and humanity will be really important as we move into these new technologies” such as artificial intelligence. Mary Snapp

We walk into meetings or even coffee shops and can guess the stories of the people we see. It’s fun, but also one of the biggest hindrances to innovation – and to a successful diverse workplace. Microsoft is tackling this one head on, accoring to the executive leading these efforts.

Considering that “seven out of the ten largest STEM occupations were computer related,” according to a 2017 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we can all benefit.

Listen to Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Microsoft Philanthropies head Mary Snapp, who has worked in nearly every non-technical area of the company in her 30 years there, talk about how a company dependent on innovation drives diversity.

You’ll hear:

“Be willing to do something where you don’t know what the outcome is going to be….Have confidence in yourself that whatever happens, good or bad, you’ll figure it out.”  Mary Snapp

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