Thursday, November 19, 2009

Microsoft Alumni Foundation Gala

For the last two days I have been involved in a flurry of activities around the Microsoft Alumni Foundation’s Integral Fellows award. Although I did not win, I was honored to be a finalist and participate in the inaugural awards ceremony. It was a front row seat to learn about some of the great things that other Microsoft alumni are doing to change the world. It was both humbling and inspiring.

This morning I participated in a panel discussion at Microsoft that was moderated by Bill Drayton, one of the award judges and the founder of Ashoka. His concepts of social entrepreneurship and the nurturing of changemakers to improve the world lifted my spirits to think that people around the world were working together to make positive changes. Thanks to all who sent me congratulations and encouraging words! Below is a short video that was used to introduce me at the event.

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