Maya Babla Appiah leads Microsoft's Inclusive Hiring team within the Global Talent Acquisition organization, where her vision is to ensure that existing hiring pathways into Microsoft are equitable and inclusive. This team is the hub for diversity & inclusion programs, partnerships and strategies for Microsoft recruiting.
Maya has a unique point of view on diversity and inclusion, the future of work, and the skills economy. After starting her career in the nonprofit global development sector in Washington, DC, she moved to San Francisco with the goal of mobilizing the immense talent and resources in the tech sector towards social impact goals. While working at LinkedIn, she consulted with Fortune 500 companies on their recruiting strategy, working with recruiting teams around the world to identify and land top talent.
Outside of the office, Maya uses her voice and advocacy to support communities of color. Maya serves on the City of Seattle's Immigrant and Refugee Commission and is helping guide the Seattle expansion of the nonprofit Upwardly Global, an organization that supports immigrants, refugees and asylees to rebuild their professional careers in the US.