On the evening of Monday, October 27, 2014, Microsoft Services Staffing partnered with the DC Women in Technology forum to host Meet the Company – Microsoft networking event for females in the technology industry at the Reston Virginia office. Over 50 attendees spent the evening engaging with senior leaders from across the Services organization and were given the opportunity to hear from Jim Holt, General Manager of Federal Civilian, as well as a female panel of Microsoft employees.
The evening kicked off with informal networking interaction game which rewarded attendees with small MS giveaways. The formal program kicked off with an opening remarks from both WIT representatives, an overview of MS Services which moved into our Q&A Panel discussion. Afterwards, the attendees moved into a more intimate roundtable discussion with other MS leaders to continue the discussions and share their own personal experience at Microsoft.
Attendees appreciated the intimate access to senior female leaders. The diverse, genuine, personable and approachable panel resonated with the audience.
“I found the event extremely encouraging. It was great to hear the stories of other women. It left me feeling very hopeful… I thoroughly enjoyed the event and was thankful to be there. I look forward to one day being a panel member, sharing my story with women.”
Due to the intimate size and small group conversations, participants on both sides had the opportunity to have meaningful conversations and develop relationships with other females in the technology industry.