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  • Blog Post: Spending a day with the leaders of today and tomorrow

    By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft Last weekend I had the privilege to spend a lot of time with close to a hundred young leaders at our first Innovate4Good @Microsoft event . They spent all day Saturday brainstorming how they can collectively use their talents...
  • Blog Post: From Seattle to Singapore: How Microsoft is taking lessons from young people

    By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft There are 1.2 billion young people on our planet today – more than ever before and the numbers continue to grow with projections of 1.5 billion young people by 2035. Many of them are doing amazing things. They are innovating...
  • Blog Post: The Butterfly effect – everyone was a hero in Cairo

    By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft I landed in Cairo earlier today a few hours ago expecting to see significant changes. In many ways everything has changed yet on the drive from the airport to the hotel in Zamalek to across the Nile, Cairo is still the same...
  • Blog Post: Youth innovating for good in China

    By Crossing Wang, Community Affairs Manager and Sze-Yunn Pang, Citizenship Manager What happens when you have 130 smart, energetic, and committed young people together for a day and a half? In Beijing recently we had a heady mix of enthusiasm, networking, great conversations and some fantastic ideas...
  • Blog Post: Innovate4Good@Microsoft – Dreaming it, Learning it, and Living it

    By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Global Community Affairs at Microsoft Over the last month our team at Microsoft has undertaken four Innovate4Good@Microsoft events, each of which had more than 100 youth leaders and change-makers participating. We started in Seattle and then moved to Cairo, Singapore...
  • Blog Post: Girls supporting girls in technology

    Editor’s Note: Recently, the Microsoft Citizenship team had the opportunity to participate in the Millennial Impact Conference , joining the Case Foundation for a chat along with two youth beneficiaries of Microsoft programs entitled, “Creating International Opportunities for Action”. One of the youth...
  • Blog Post: YouthSpark in action: Adrian Ordoñez Tostega

    By Megan West, Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft Adrian Ordoñez Tostega spent the past few months in the Seattle area volunteering with a local nonprofit focused on helping immigrant families learn relevant technology skills to improve their employability. Adrian, who hails from Mexico...
  • Blog Post: The panel at Innovate4Good Seattle

    This morning we’re hosting an array of different sessions and we’ve just had a panel discussion. Introduced by our own Akhtar Badhah, the panel included (from left to right) the honorable Norman B. Rice, Asha Sharma, Genevieve L’Esperance, Johnnie Lovett, Adora Svitak, and Wilson To. Each member of the...
  • Blog Post: Personal highlights from Innovate4Good Seattle

    By Rodrigo J. Santos Editor’s note: We’re delighted to share an independent perspective of the Innovate4Good@Microsoft event that took place in Seattle at the weekend. It comes from Rodrigo Santos who is one of the young leaders who attended the event. This was originally posted in the Innovate4Good...
  • Blog Post: Photos: The first Innovate4Good event is underway

    Our first Innovate4Good event kicked off on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington today. Here’s some photos from the event and you can follow the event on Twitter at #InnovateForGood . Innovate4Good Seattle March 2012 VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL
  • Blog Post: The Journey Continues – from Seattle to Cairo with Innovate4Good@Microsoft

    Editor’s note: This is Akhtar’s second post from Egypt, you can read his first post “The butterfly effect – everyone was a hero in Cairo” here . By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft. Sherine Soliman Ibrahim is a slightly built woman and a powerhouse. She was the...
  • Blog Post: Millennials chat about their generation’s impact

    By Yvonne Thomas, Senior Manager, Global Programs, Microsoft Corporate Citizenship & Public Affairs Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in The Millennial Impact Conference (MCON12), a virtual conference designed specifically to help leaders engage the Millennial generation. Sponsored...
  • Blog Post: Kicking Off Innovate for Good in D.C.

    Innovate for Good Attendees from Hampton Universities Young Diplomats Program. Young people today are making a difference all around the world – and through Microsoft YouthSpark , we are committed to helping them realize their potential. Last month, we brought together 90 aspiring changemakers...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating International Youth Day

    By Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Since 1999, the United Nations has been celebrating International Youth Day, taking a moment each year to focus the world’s attention on one of the most important segments of the population. Celebrated on August 12, this year’s International...

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