Julie Larson-Green, Chief Experience Officer of Applications and Services Group inside Microsoft is stepping down from her role. This change is because of her spinal cord surgery. Since it will take more time to recover, she will take a role that is less demanding inside Microsoft. She sent out the following statement to Geekwire regarding her role change,
“It’s been challenging to continue to lead the Office Experience Organization and dedicate the required time to my rehabilitation. It’s going to take some time for my recovery from my spinal surgery but I’m excited to continue to represent Microsoft and push the boundaries of how the company reimagines productivity. I want the best for the team and know everyone will continue to deliver on our vision for Office. I have been fully supported to continue my role as CXO, representing Microsoft at key events and providing guidance on how we can continue to achieve our goals.”
As Chief Experience Officer for the Applications and Services group, Julie was one of the highest-ranking women leaders in software and hardware engineering at Microsoft. Julie previously served as Vice President for program management, design, and planning in Windows, where she directed the transformation of the 6,000+ employee organization to focus on building the product for the end-to-end customer experience.