This week’s episode features a trailblazing woman in tech who’s had an extraordinary 28 year career at Microsoft.
Mitra Azizirad is Corporate Vice President of AI and Innovation Marketing at Microsoft based in Seattle.
As you’ll discover, Mitra’s heard it all, including a senior Defence executive telling her he had shoes older than she was! This indomitable woman has also got used to hearing plenty of ‘No’s’ at work but has repeatedly found ways to prove the naysayers wrong.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- How it’s almost an accident Mitra got into tech in the first place, given she studied and wanted to work in International Relations
- What it was like being Chief of Staff to the CEO of Microsoft and why she turned the job down several times in the first place
- Why she’s never taken anyone’s advice
- And the secrets of innovation she’s learnt from working on the cutting edge of technology.
We spoke with Mitra in Seattle during the coronavirus shutdown but before the Black Lives Matter protests.
Without further ado enjoy this episode with the forward thinking and very persistent Mitra Azizirad.
Links of interest
Mitra on LinkedIn – see her speeches here too! Well worth a look!
Microsoft Innovation – Mitra’s team
Microsoft AI – also Mitra’s team
Microsoft’s AI Business School – Free Course