Mentor List

Keisha Jackson

Jackson, Keisha

Job Title: Business Program Manager - Microsoft Philanthropies
Company: Microsoft
Industry: Technology
Mentor Since: Fall 2020
Will Mentor: Undergrad Students, Bridge MBA Students

Job Description

My role focuses on the business operations of scaling the Microsoft Employee Give Program Globally. Our Employee Engagement/Give Program works with Benevity to match Microsoft's contributions of time, talent and treasure in the non-profit community, locally and soon globally.


Company Description

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world. We do business in 170 countries and are made up of 166,000+ passionate employees dedicated to fulfilling our mission of helping you and your organization achieve more.

Employment History

• Business Program Manager, Microsoft Philanthropies, Redmond, WA, 02/2021 – present
• Digital Community Manager, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA, 03/2018 – 02/2021
• Assistant Director, Consulting & Business Development Center, University of Washington – Foster School of Business, Seattle, WA, 03/2015 – 03/2018
• Training Specialist, HomeStreet Bank Corporate Office, Seattle WA, 10/2014 – 02/2015
• Coordinator, Off-Campus Student Life, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, 08/2012 – 06/2014
• Program Associate, Career & Alumni Services, College Success Foundation, Issaquah, WA, 04/2007 – 08/2012


• Master of Arts, Student Development Administration, Seattle University
• Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Communication, Western Washington University

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

• A monthly sync (60-90 min)
• Open, honest dialogue about working in business/high tech with a non-traditional business background
• Advice about self-advocacy in the workplace
• Tips on finding and keeping mentors
• Insights on professionalism and building your mini board of directors

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

During the week, later afternoon/early evening (4:00-6:00pm PST)
Virtual: Microsoft Teams or Zoom

Additional Information

Much of my professional career and community volunteerism has involved working with underrepresented students in the college to career pipeline. Below is the link to an AWESOME article that the Seattle Times featured me in during the Seattle U 125th anniversary campaign!