Job Title: Senior Partner Development Manager, Tech for Social Impact
Mentor Since: Fall 2018
Will Mentor: Early Career MBA, Graduate Students, Undergrad Students
I work in the Tech for Social Impact team at Microsoft, which is focused on serving the unique needs of nonprofits, helping them to achieve their mission using technology. My role is to recruit and develop technology partners across North America who can grow our capacity to serve more nonprofits and drive greater social impact.
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 114,000 passionate employees.
Microsoft - 7 yrs 9 mos - Sr. Partner Development Manager, Tech for Social Impact - Nov 2021 - Present - Sr. Business Program Manager, Commercial Marketplace Business, Business Applications Category Lead - Mar 2021 - Nov 2021 - Sr. Business Program Manager, Startup and Partner Experience, Cloud & AI - Mar 2018 - Mar 2021 - EMEA Regional Lead, Commercial Licensing - Sep 2017 - Mar 2018 - Analyst and Press Relations Manager, Commercial Licensing - Apr 2016 - Sep 2017 - Digital Marketing Manager, Worldwide Licensing and Pricing - Jan 2015 - Apr 2016 Hitachi Vantara - Senior Consultant - Aug 2010 - Jan 2015
Bachelor of Arts, Economics - Seattle University Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy - Seattle University
Mentoring Objectives & Scope
I look forward to learning what your individual goals are, both in terms of developing skills and experiences, as well as career advancement and growth. I will work with you to brainstorm ideas and identify steps you'd like to take to advance towards those goals. I like to work with my mentees to agree as a group on shared objectives and what we want to get out of the mentoring experience - including topics to cover each meeting, experiences to have, and connections to make. I see this as a collaboration where we can all provide insights and learning to one another.
When and where do you hold meetings with your students?
I prefer a mix of in-person and virtual visits based on everyone's calendars. I am able to meet on-campus for some meetings, and also enjoy hosting mentees at Microsoft for others.