Microsoft Spotlight Podcast
Episode 23 – April Edwards


In todays final episode of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast for 2021, our hosts are joined by April Edwards, who is the Senior Cloud Advocate for Microsoft. April talks to our hosts about her life before Microsoft, moving from and her friendship with Abel Wang who inspired her career. April has spoken at many events across the globe and presents the DevOps Lab which can be found over on YouTube.


April’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/azureapril/
April’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/theapriledwards
Azure DevOps: https://www.youtube.com/c/AzureDevOps
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Andrew’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewmoran1985/
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis
Jon’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonjarvisuk/
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
https://youtu.be/ufr9123NW2Q

Episode 22 – Sara Lagerquist

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 22 – Sara Lagerquist
In today’s episode, Jon Jarvis is joined by guest co-host Sophie Dimelow and Sara Lagerquist! Sara is a 3 time Microsoft Business Applications MVP from Sweden and works as a Power Platform Consultant at CRM-Konsulterna. Sara has spoken at many events over the past couple of years including the South Coast Summit, 365 Saturday Amsterdam, and the upcoming Scottish Summit in February 2022. Sara is an inspiring individual who talks to our hosts about her battle and recovery from breast cancer.

Sara’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saralagerquist/
Sara’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/lagerquistsara
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis
Jon’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonjarvisuk/
Sophie’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiedimelow/
Sophie’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/dimelow_sophie
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
https://youtu.be/XgkptsLe6xc

Microsoft Spotlight – End of year message

The Microsoft Spotlight Podcast would like to thank every single guest that has taken the time to be a part of our journey. This podcast wouldn’t be possible without the support of every single member of the Woman In Tech community that has joined in throughout 2021.

Andrew and Jon have learned so much from this experience which has enabled them to truly understand the challenges within the IT market but not only that, the very personal stories of each guest that has been shared with us. From Neurodiversity, mental health, and physical health it has been a humbling experience listening and speaking to everyone of our guests.

Coming up for 2022

Microsoft Spotlight Podcast 2022 Guests

The planning has already begun for the guests of 2022, we have scheduled even more episodes with some amazing women from around the globe.

So watch this space…

Microsoft Spotlight User Group

The Microsoft Spotlight will be initially holding 4 user group events next year whereby we will have sessions on Tech, Soft Skills, and Panel discussions. This will be hosted by our very own Jon Jarvis, we will be publishing a call for content in January so again watch this space.

Microsoft Spotlight – Mentors Corner

The Microsoft Spotlight will be creating a Mentor’s Corner on our website for anyone who is looking to connect with a mentor in the Microsoft community. We aim to help members find the correct support and advice they need to grow within their careers and break the ceilings that might be holding them back.

Thank you for being a supporter of our podcast!!!

Episode 21 – Holly Lehman

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 21 – Holly Lehman

In today’s episode of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Holly Lehman, who is the Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft Teams.

Holly talks to our guests about her life before Microsoft, moving between Vegas and Seattle working in hospitality. Holly has spoken at many events across the globe and has her own community
podcast titled “Head in the Cloud, Heart in the Community”.

Holly’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/lehman_holly
Holly LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-lehman-103b8050
Head in the Cloud, Heart in the Community: https://www.youtube.com/c/HeadintheCloudHeartintheCommunity

Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis
Microsoft Women In Tech UK Community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/