Microsoft has a comprehensive plan to promote and integrate diversity and inclusion at every level within our organization and in everything we do.The Microsoft executive staff are committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are a part of our everyday business, from acquiring and retaining great talent to serving customers and developinginnovative products. They see diversity and inclusion as a long-term business strategy that will help enable the future success of the company.
Bill Gates on Diversity and Inclusion
Thecollaborative energy that is created when talented people from different backgrounds come together to focus on innovation has helped fuel Microsoft's success for more than 30 years. As we bring our innovationsinto more and more markets around the world, and as we strive to bridge the digital divide so that people at all levels of society can benefit from the opportunities of the global knowledge economy, werecognize that it's more important than ever to honor diversity, both inside Microsoft and in the communities where we live and work.
— Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman
Steve Ballmer on IndustryLeadership in Diversity
By providing access to technology, Microsoft strives to help all people realize their potential. This means that diversity and inclusion are not just words on paper for us; theyare core values and business imperatives. We promote diversity at every level within our organization and strive for inclusiveness in everything we do. We believe that employing the world's toptalent from all groups within our communities—from many backgrounds and with varied experiences—helps us to better serve our customers and gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
—Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Johnson, Diversity Executive Workgroup Sponsor, on Executive Commitment
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