Last week, Satya Nadella participated in the White House “Champions of Change” event. At the event, President Obama honored individuals who have helped bring about change for working families within their companies, communities or organizations. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduced the President and spoke about the policy Microsoft recently policy change that ensured Microsoft’s suppliers provide 15 days of annual paid time off to their U.S. employees who are doing substantial work for Microsoft. Satya shared his thoughts about empowering people in an official blog post.
We think about the word “empowering” expansively. Empowering everyone means building platforms and products for everyone — small-business owners, researchers, students, professionals, developers, entrepreneurs, people with any ability and people with any income level. It also means investing in the next generation and creating new job opportunities — from inspiring students to pursue careers in computer science to providing IT training for active duty military personnel to enter the civilian workforce.
We have big ambitions, and reaching them starts with empowering the people who work at Microsoft and the people who work on our behalf to bring their “A” game every day. We want people to be healthy and work in an inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds.
Read his full post here.