On Episode 17 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by April Dunnam who is the Power Platform Advocacy lead at Microsoft.
April talks to our hosts about her IT career so far, earning her MVP status in 2018 after running her on consulting company for 8 years before taking on a role at Microsoft in 2019. April unlike most of our guests so far has had a love of IT from an early age and built her first computer at around 9 or 10 years old then building websites to pay for her college tuition.
Check out Microsoft Spotlight at the South Coast Summit on the 16th October at 4pm where we will be doing a roundtable with the Women In Teams group.
April’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/aprildunnam April’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprildunnam/ Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/ Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis
South Coast Summit: https://www.southcoastsummit.com/
The Microsoft Spotlight Podcast is looking for guest speakers from the Women In Tech community to jump on an episode with myself (Andrew Price) and a fellow IT Professional Jon Jarvis, where we will discuss everything from how you got into IT and all the way through to the present day.
It is our mission to promote IT Professionals regardless of;
age, colour, their ethnicity, their religion or beliefs, disability, gender, sexual orientation, their race, their ability or lack of ability, nationality or accent.
During my time as a Microsoft MVP, I was lucky enough to create a successful Microsoft focused User Group and Conference where I saw a lack of submissions for sessions from the Women in Technology space. I want to address this balance as there are a lot of talented women within the Microsoft space and it’s time to promote the excellent work they do.
If you fancy joining us later this year and telling us your story, please submit your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
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