Samira Khan is a director within Global Public Affairs at Microsoft. Prior, Samira worked at the intersection of social innovation/impact and tech at both Microsoft and Salesforce.
Samira has worked across corporations, governments, and the social sector for over fifteen years on innovative solutions to solving some of society’s greatest challenges. She is especially interested in business model innovations for good - including new ideas to deepen purpose and empathy, enhance wellbeing, and build ethics into tech. Her work has spanned the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia. Samira is interested in some of the most vulnerable communities across the globe and how to better support them.
She is a former strategy / management consultant, with a policy, management, and engineering background. Samira is also passionate about topics related to DEI, the ESG space, education, employment, digital inclusion, gender and youth empowerment, and the SDGs. She can be found on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/samiraakhan/.
Tech companies are making mass layoffs – while social impact and sustainability organisations need top talent. One way to plug the gaps: redirect unemployed talent to a purpose-led jobs marketplace that also supports economies in the global South.