Thursday, December 19, 2013

Microsoft Joins Forces for New LGBT Forum


A new LGBT forum, InterTech, was launched with big names in technology joining forces, including Mircrosoft.
“Events like this is very reflective of how Microsoft is. That is because Microsoft has a great history at building diversity within its workforce. “In fact in 1989, Microsoft was one of the first big global companies that gave same-sex domestic partners benefits and to have diversity policies around gender identity. “It’s something that we’re very proud of and something that we have been driving for such a long time.” (Andrew Sinclair, the General Manager of Skype) Read more here

In a related news, it said that this is not surprising for Microsoft, to wit: “Therefore, it is not surprising Microsoft and Google have decided to team up with other rivals including Amazon and Nokia to launch London-based InterTech, a cross-industry social and professional group they market to “gay geeks”, and hence last month’s launch event at Skype. .“We are trying to design the devices and services that will be loved by billions of people, which is why making the most of a diverse workforce that reflects our customers is crucial to our success,” says Microsoft’s director of human resources, Theresa McHenry, of the event. Read more


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