Homepage Hero: Melinda G.
Project Manager, Employee Engagement Team
I was a Microsoft FTE for nine years working in many different roles including a two-year assignment in China. I left Microsoft in 2019 to join a tech start-up to connect donors to nonprofits through new technology. My current Simplicity consulting role is with the Employee Engagement Team that oversees Microsoft's Giving program, which aligns with my lifelong passion to support nonprofits.
As a consultant, I can jump from one project to another as needed. I enjoy challenges so being able to quickly take on a new project, create a plan, and drive successful solutions is a great career fit for me.
Fun fact: I sold the first ever Surface device in 2012 at the launch event at a Microsoft retail pop-up store, where I led a team of 100+ retail store Microsoft employees who showcased Surface to an international customer base in NYC Times Square for 6 months. Panos Panay worked with our team to get feedback from customers that helped Surface continue to evolve into the great product it is today. This assignment was one of my most challenging at Microsoft but also the most fun!
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