About

Making a difference in people’s lives at home and internationally is central to who I am. I have been deeply involved in funding the building secondary schools for vulnerable girls in Kenya and took a one-year personal leave of absence from Microsoft to focus my energies on raising funds and awareness for the Kenya Child Protection and Education Project, partnering with World Vision. This project is positively affecting 17,000 children in four areas in the North Rift Valley of Kenya by providing access to quality education, building schools, deepening community advocacy for the education of the girl child, and transforming community attitudes toward early marriage and harmful cultural practices. I’ve held posts as the former national co-chair for the World Vision National Leadership Council for Child Protection, Board of Advisors President for the Renton/Skyway Boys & Girls Club and past founding board member of SeeYourImpact.org.

Professionally, I am vice president of U.S. Education for Microsoft Corp. I lead a team responsible for the U.S. Education strategy and sales to K–12 and higher education customers across the U.S. Through partnerships, programs and technology, Microsoft plays a significant role in helping institutions and educators transform learning that makes a real impact on educational outcomes and helps students realize their full potential.

I have more than 31 years of experience in high-technology software sales, marketing, business development, and partner and channel management, and at Microsoft for the past 14 years holding previous roles of Vice President, West Region SMS&P  and Vice President, US Partners. I was honored with the 2014 Circle of Excellence, Platinum Club Founders award , 2006 Microsoft Most Inspirational Woman award, and in 2012 was nominated for the Anita Borg Women of Vision Social Impact Award.

I live in the Seattle area and enjoy backpacking, boating, cycling, scuba diving, skiing, golf, adventure travel and, when it’s rainy outside, attending concerts and theater as well as enjoying a great glass of wine.

2 Responses to About

  1. Hallo,

    My name is Ruth Konchellah, Director Cherish Others Organisation Kenya, http://www.cherishotherskenya.org loocal Non Profit.

    I am impressed by your efforts and the information which is undoubtedly very enlightening.

    We old be happy to collaborate with you, if you do not mind.

    • margoday says:

      Hello Ruth
      Thank you so much for your email – I am working with World Vision Kenya on this education project and would be happy to introduce them to the anti FGM work you’re doing with the Masai people. They include FGM programs as part of their work and perhaps you all could share best practices. If you’d like me to make an introduction, please let me know.

      Thank you for the wonderful work you’re doing as well! All the best,
      Margo

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