52 episodes

Beyond the Blue Badge - by the Microsoft Alumni Network
Microsoft Stories that Inform and Inspire

This podcast features alumni who are leaders in business, careers and philanthropy as they talk about lessons learned, overcoming obstacles, finding their bliss and thriving post-Microsoft.

Beyond the Blue Badge Microsoft Alumni Network

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

Beyond the Blue Badge - by the Microsoft Alumni Network
Microsoft Stories that Inform and Inspire

This podcast features alumni who are leaders in business, careers and philanthropy as they talk about lessons learned, overcoming obstacles, finding their bliss and thriving post-Microsoft.

    Bridging the gender digital divide with S. Revi Sterling

    Bridging the gender digital divide with S. Revi Sterling

    Microsoft alum S. Revi Sterling heads the U.S. Agency for International Development Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative’s WomenConnect Challenge. She gets to put her passion for eliminating the digital gender divide to work every day in places around the world. Host Eddie Pate will talk with Revi about her time at Microsoft, how the seed for what she’s doing today was planted there, and the impact she’s having from a socioeconomic, cultural, policy and financial-inclusion perspectiv

    • 39 min
    Mentoring for results with Jon Browning

    Mentoring for results with Jon Browning

    In this episode of Beyond the Blue Badge podcast, host Paul Shoemaker talks with Jon Browning about Global Mentorship Initiative, helping underserved students bridge that gap, and matching mentors with hundreds of individuals from around the world, including refugees from Chad, South Sudan, Syria and Palestine. They also talk about how you can help.

    • 22 min
    Wrangling a unicorn with Manny Medina (Pt. 2)

    Wrangling a unicorn with Manny Medina (Pt. 2)

    Building and managing a fast-growing company with more than $1B valuation
    Outreach.io is one the rare "unicorn" startups with more than $1B in valuation, and Microsoft alum Manny Medina is at the helm. Manny talks with T.A. McCann about fundraising, how his Microsoft experience helps, and advice to fellow entrepreneurs in the second part of this two-part episode of our Beyond the Blue Badge podcast.

    • 29 min
    Wrangling a unicorn with Manny Medina

    Wrangling a unicorn with Manny Medina

    Outreach.io is one of the fastest-growing tech companies with a valuation of more than $1.33 billion. Microsoft alum Manny Medina is at the helm. Manny talks with T.A. McCann about managing, building the right team and board, fundraising, and rapid growth of this “unicorn” in the first part of this two-part episode of our Beyond the Blue Badge podcast.

    • 30 min
    Just the facts with Steve Ballmer

    Just the facts with Steve Ballmer

    Steve Ballmer has always been a numbers guy. When he left Microsoft, he started to dig into our nation’s numbers to get a better picture of where his philanthropic dollars could do the most good and USAFacts was born. In this episode of Beyond the Blue Badge, host Rich Kaplan talks with Steve about USAFacts, big data around some of the nation’s biggest issues from the economy to the elections, from COVID to obesity and why seeing and understanding all the data matters.

    • 32 min
    Service beyond country with Sean Kelley

    Service beyond country with Sean Kelley

    In this episode of Beyond the Blue Badge, host Eddie Pate talks with Sean Kelley, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and veterans' advocate while in his roles at Microsoft, Starbucks, and Amazon. On this Veterans Day episode, Eddie and Sean talk about hiring veterans in tech and beyond, why advocacy and inclusion of veterans for a diversified workforce is essential and smart business, and how alumni can fight the good fight.

    • 38 min

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