Roland White, Global Director of D&I, Microsoft, demonstrates why this emotive subject matters so much and aligned Microsoft’s mission statement to its approach to D & I ‘Empowering every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more’. Different perspectives help us all to achieve more, Roland will provide us with his experience of what’s working well at Microsoft and how to avoid bias approaches to D&I.
Microsoft has a mission to be deeply inclusive. It believes that through diversity and inclusion, it can be the engine for even greater social and technological progress in a rapidly changing world. The collective power of everyone at Microsoft, means its more agile, its ideas are better, products are better, customers are better served, and everyone can achieve more.
We know that driving revenue and increasing market share is every Microsoft partner’s end goal but to achieve genuine business success, growth and innovation extends a long way beyond pure revenue goals. One thing is for sure, if you are not driving diversity and inclusion, your competitors may well be. So how so we get started? What works for Microsoft and what shall we avoid? Roland will share his experience of what works globally for Microsoft.
Roland White, Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion - Microsoft International
Roland is a recognized Diversity and Inclusion expert, with a passion for people; helping them to be as successful as they were born to be. He is a global business leader with over 20 years’ corporate experience in blue chip organisations, holding leadership positions at a Global, European and Country level. His experience spans organisational transformation, consulting, sales leadership, sales transformation, operations and development.
As a consultant, facilitator, executive coach and speaker, his passion is to combine his corporate expertise, helping organizations create a high performing inclusive organisation, that enables diverse talent to thrive and add value to the bottom line.
His wider work in driving LGBT inclusion, has recently received him recognition as one of the top 50 influential LGBT Out Executives in the UK.
Who should attend? Owners, Sales Directors/Managers, Alliance/Channel Managers, Marketing Directors/Managers