Interview with Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft

16 hours ago
Kaitlin talks with Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer, Jenny Lay-Flurrie. They discuss her journey from Birmingham, England working at Energis to relocating to the United States and helping create a culture of change at one of Seattle’s most mammoth tech companies. On top of being the CAO, Jenny created and leads the DisAbility Employee Resource Group at […]

Interview with Jasmine Greenaway, Cloud Developer Advocate on .NET

2 weeks ago
Jasmine Greenaway is a Cloud Developer Advocate in the Microsoft Azure Organization. She spends her days presenting at conferences and helping our product teams make .NET the best developer platform for building all your apps. Jasmine has had Software Engineer roles at Sears, Rockstar Games and GitHub. Watch this episode to learn more about her […]

Interview with Harini Gupta, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft

1 month ago
In this episode of GALs, Soumouw interviews Harini Gupta, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft.  Harini has been working at Microsoft for 11 years with plenty of experience in developing and shipping software that is used by billions of people. She has spent most of her career as a software developer/engineer. Switched roles in the last 2 years […]

Interview with Cierra Mcdonald, Senior Program Manager on the Xbox Advanced Technology Group

1 month ago
In this episode of GALs, Golnaz sits down with the amazing Cierra Mcdonald to discuss her career at Microsoft. Cierra has been within the Xbox organization for 9 years. She has worked in every aspect of gaming from billing, achievements to documentation. Cierra’s love of gaming started at a young age. Her first introduction to […]

Interview with Rachel Nabors, Author and Program Manager at Microsoft

2 months ago
Soumow sits with Rachel Nabors, Program Manager at Microsoft. Rachel Nabors ( began telling stories online as a teenager with her award-winning web comics ( Her love of web technologies transformed into a career in front end development, where she has worked with Mozilla, the W3C, and Microsoft to build the web forward. She recently […]

Interview With Kris Nova, Cloud Developer Advocate in Linux and Containers

2 months ago
In this episode of GALs, Golnaz sits down with Kris Nova to learn more about the girl behind the code. Kris Nova has been involved with free and open source software since hacking her parents computer as a child. She spends a lot of time contributing in the Go, Kubernetes, and Container open source spaces, […]

Interview with Ashley McNamara, Principal Developer Advocate at Microsoft

2 months ago
In this episode of GALs, Golnaz chats with Ashley McNamara, a Principal Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Ashley has been in the tech industry for almost 20 years. But not in the traditional sense. She spent a lot of her time teaching photoshop workshops, doing business mentoring and building websites. But in 2011, she decided to […]

Interview with Sumit Chauhan, Corporate Vice President, Office Organization

2 months ago
Sumit heads up the engineering for Microsoft’s flagship Office products: Word and PowerPoint across all platforms. She is also responsible for new and upcoming investments in the authoring and storytelling space with Sway as well as reimaging the authoring experience in Word and PowerPoint powered by Intelligent services and investments in Inking and 3D. Prior […]

Interview with Ross Smith, Director Skype for Good

3 months ago
Soumow sits with Ross Smith, Director Skype for Good. Ross is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and blogger. Author of The Practical Guide to Defect Prevention and holds seven patents.He has worked at Microsoft for over 25 years and is a Principal Group Engineering Manager. He is a member of the […]

Interview with Beth Pan Software Engineer on the MVA Team

4 months ago
Beth Pan is a Software Engineer and Content Producer for Microsoft Learning. She was a software engineer at Nationwide Insurance before her life at Microsoft started and graduated from Ohio State University. Learn more about her humble beginnings growing up in rural China and moving to America to follow her dreams of working in tech […]

Interview With Vidya Srinivasan, Engineer Singer and Speaker

4 months ago
Vidya Srinivasan is a Program Manager at Microsoft working on SharePoint and Office 365- the most popular content collaboration and productivity suite in the world. She holds a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Computer Science and loves to tinker with tech to hack-for-good. Vidya is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech, and […]

Meet Lili Cheng, Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Research

4 months ago
Lili Cheng is responsible for Microsoft’s AI Developer services such as Bot Framework and Cognitive Services Within Microsoft, Cheng has diverse talent. She founded the Social Computing Group in Microsoft Research & Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs, was the Director of User Experience for Microsoft Windows, and innovated on technical infrastructure in the areas of real […]