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Sarah Hedley

UK National Skills Lead,
Microsoft

Sarah Hedley is Microsoft's National Skills Lead and Public Sector Business Manager. She is  responsible for delivering Microsoft UK's Digital Skills Programme which aims to provide everybody with basic online skills, nurture young people's passion for computer science and prepare them for the world of tomorrow, and provide essential training to businesses and IT professionals who need to develop their understanding of the cloud. Prior to her role as head of skills, Sarah was the Marketing manager for Industry at Microsoft UK.

  • Discussing how major private sector industry leaders can design a successful programme to support the progression of women in STEM
  • Sharing lessons from Microsoft’s #WomeninTech campaign in successfully attracting, retaining and developing women to lead in high level technology careers
  • Implementing major community initiatives to inspire the future generation of women in technology including through the global ‘DigiGirlz Day’
  • Designing a leading ‘[email protected]’ employee network to support professional development and enhance the progression of women within the organisation
  • Evaluating the benefits of a diverse technology workforce in stimulating innovation, creativity and new approaches to decision making