Colleen leads marketing for M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, and serves on the board of Women@Microsoft. She has held several marketing and communications roles across Microsoft, most recently as the Executive Communications Manager for the head of Microsoft Azure. Colleen holds an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College. She produces Microsoft’s Women in Business & Technology podcast and co-hosts Microsoft’s weekly YouTube series, Microsoft Unboxed. Colleen is on the board of Seattle nonprofit Reel Grrls, which empowers young women and gender nonconforming youth to share their stories through media production.
As the CEO and Co-Founder of two international companies, M&C Consulting and MC2, Giovanna Mingarelli plays the dual role of technology entrepreneur and thought leader. She has served in the office of a former Prime Minister of Canada and is a member of the Government of Canada Treasury Board Secretariat External Advisory Board for Talent Cloud, developing the future of work for Canada’s Public Service. She has also contributed to The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, CBC-Radio Canada, and the Hill Times and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and is cited by Harvard Business Review and Forbes.
Ms. Mingarelli has been an active contributor to events at the White House in Washington, D.C., and the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. In 2015 Ms. Mingarelli was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the WXN. She holds an Honours degree in Political Science and International Relations from Carleton University.
Sarah Muckler-Visser joined Microsoft in 2012 to lead Worldwide Health Marketing after 15 years in the Health IT industry. In this role she built the industry’s largest marketing engine globally, leading the global health marketing strategy and execution to 194 countries, 74 subsidiaries, and for the entire Microsoft product suite. Today, she is accountable for the world’s largest through-channel marketing engine in the IT cloud market today. Muckler-Visser is focused on continued growth for Microsoft and partners in driving cloud customers for partners at scale and providing access to partners in ways they can reach together with Microsoft. Prior to coming to Microsoft, Muckler-Visser’s roles were within the healthcare privacy, security, and compliance space as well as patient care. With a deep background in healthcare IT, she spent 10 years in product and marketing management within the radiology information space, where she spearheaded the RIS and Reporting business for the US in both private and public sector. Sarah Muckler-Visser is committed to the Microsoft Partner Ecosystem and the innovation they bring to the customers they serve.
Team charter: To stimulate market demand and accelerate cloud customer acquisition at scale for the Microsoft Partner ecosystem. The vision will be achieved with a three prong approach, to first deliver the best GTM program in the cloud IT market today, drive a world-class Go-To-Marketing digital experience for the world’s most innovative CMO’s in marketing with Microsoft, and to digitally transform operations through implementing an industry-leading mar-tech stack at a global scale.
Sairee Chahal is Founder and CEO of SHEROES – the world’s largest online ecosystem for women. She is on the Board of Directors of Paytm Payments Bank and Milaan Foundation, and an ambassador for Girls x Tech Foundation.
The SHEROES Network is home to the SHEROES app; Babygogo, a platform to support young mothers’; Maya, a global reproductive health platform; remote work product MARS, and women-focused publication Naaree.com. The network has a national and global footprint of 20 million women.
Sairee has an M. Phil from JNU and a PGDBM from IMT Ghaziabad. She is a Fellow of the Ananta Aspen’s Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of Aspen Global Leadership Network.
She is a recipient of the Devi Award, Femina Achievers Award, Editor’s choice for L’Oreal, Femina Women’s Award and Business Today, Most Powerful Women in Indian Business, and a Cartier Award Alumni. In 2018, SHEROES was awarded in the “Social & Economic Empowerment” category at the IAMAI Digital Awards.
What if the working world enabled us all to have a great impact, doing especially the work we love, in the space we (truly) have available? It’s possible – when we embrace the talent market shift underway. Brea founded Lions+Tigers, an agency building a bridge to the future of work, to empower professionals and enable clients through hybrid consulting engagements to harness this movement and achieve more, more flexibly. Lions+Tigers specializes in organizational effectiveness, business and marketing consulting, and coaching practices with a lighter lift.
As a mom to three young kids, Brea champions inclusive hiring practices and fearless conversations about workplace fit, especially for her working parent peers. Prior to founding Lions+Tigers, Brea worked for Fortune-50 companies, and for firms with less than 50 employees. The commonality: the intersection of business needs and human needs, driving for impact and growth.