Microsoft Canada shows International Women’s Day support

Microsoft Canada is honoring International Women’s Day, which takes place on March 8, with portraits of some of the company’s female leaders alongside notable Canadian women. The company revealed a series of photos Thursday night depicting successful Canadian women who’ve used Microsoft technology to propel their careers or community causes. Each photo pairs a member […]

Alicia Androich March 07, 2014

Microsoft Canada is honoring International Women’s Day, which takes place on March 8, with portraits of some of the company’s female leaders alongside notable Canadian women.

The company revealed a series of photos Thursday night depicting successful Canadian women who’ve used Microsoft technology to propel their careers or community causes. Each photo pairs a member of Microsoft’s leadership team with a Canadian professional or community leader from industries ranging from digital marketing and e-reader makers.

“International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women globally; what better way to mark the occasion than celebrating the incredible women who are making a difference with technology right here in Canada,” said Microsoft Canada president Janet Kennedy in a release.

Microsoft Canada says it holds diversity as a core philosophy. More than half of the company’s c-suite is comprised of women, and the senior executive team also includes many women.


B5 Media CEO Elaine Kunda (left) and Microsoft Canada president Janet Kennedy


Women of Influence president Carolyn Lawrence (left) and Microsoft Canada public relations lead Chitra Anand

Microsoft Canada vice-president, marketing and operations Claudia Ferris (left) and Insightful Mediation owner Karoline Bourdeau


Microsoft Canada vice-president, developer and platform group Mary-Ellen Anderson (left) and Brand Project co-founder and managing partner Sarah Prevette