Microsoft Spotlight Podcast
Microsoft Spotlight Episode 33 – Anne Wykes


In episode 33 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Anna Wykes who is a Senior Consultant at Advancing Analytics. Anna is a Microsoft Valued Professional and shares her story of how she entered the world of IT after studying Photography.

Anna’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-maria-wykes-31939454/
Anna’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/annawykes
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spot…
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis
Sophie’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/dimelow_sophie

Notes:
None

Episode 32 – Miri Rodriguez

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 32 – Miri Rodriguez
In episode 32 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by “Maverick” Miri Rodriguez who is a Senior Storyteller Future of Work at Microsoft. Miri has released her own book on storytelling which is currently being used in schools as a source of learning, and if you are interested in purchasing her book it is available in all good book stores. We learned that Miri originally wanted to be a Fighter Pilot but thankfully for Microsoft and us that never happened, also Miri had recently beat breast cancer which has given her a new lease of life.

Miri’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mirirod/
Miri’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mirirod
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spot…
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Notes:
Brand Storytelling: Put Customers at the Heart of Your Brand Story: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brand-Storytelling-Customers-Heart-Story/dp/0749490470/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_w=19lno&pf_rd_p=4d619998-507a-44d3-b580-1c7fc24282f7&pf_rd_r=2FMFREN56EHCDKHHKYY2&pd_rd_r=e2c3f33f-70d1-4cfd-bf16-1f8980ac77e4&pd_rd_wg=mZFK4&ref_=pd_gw_ci_mcx_mr_hp_atf_m
https://youtu.be/Bfx46Zr6niQ

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 31 – Kat Greenan


In episode 31 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Kat Greenan who is a Microsoft Solutions Specialist for Core Technology Systems and a recently awarded Microsoft MVP. Kat is a member of the Cloud Conversation podcast which discusses tech, career, and all things Microsoft. We learned how Kat became an MVP within an 18-month period from a non-tech background and has seriously made waves within the community.

Kat’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katgreenan/
Kat’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreenanKat
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spot…
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Notes:

Cloud Conversation Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/CloudConversations

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 30 – Isidora Katarnic


In episode 30 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Isidora Katanic who is a Community Manager for Experts Inside and a Microsoft MVP. Issy is the 2nd half of the Head in the Cloud, Heart in the Community podcast which she shared with our former guest Holly. She explained to us how she went from being a nanny to Women in Tech and her love for the community.

Issy’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/isidora-katanic-mvp-0b479534/
Issy’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/IsidoraKatanic
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spot…
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Notes:
Heart in the Community, Head in the Cloud Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/HeadintheCloudHeartintheCommunity
https://youtu.be/YCjKTG8IX0A

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 29 – Kema Davies

In episode 29 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Kema Davies who was UK Early Careers Recruitment Lead for Microsoft before joining Meta. Kema has a successful career within IT Recruitment within the tech industry and shares her knowledge and passion for DE&I.

Kema’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kema-davies/
Kema’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/KemaDavies
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spot…
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Notes:
#internationalwomensday2022

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 28 – Nikki Chapple

In episode 28 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Nikki Chapple who is Principal Cloud Architect for Cloudway. Nikki has been recently awarded Office Apps and Services MVP for her excellent community work within the Microsoft Compliance arena.

Nikki has also Ryan John Murphy from Microsoft to create a new podcast called “M365 Compliance”

Nikki’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkichapple/
Nikki’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChappleNikki
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spotlight-user-group/
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Notes:
M365 Compliance Podcast: https://msftcompliance.com/blog/coming-soon/

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 27 – Tricia Sinclair


In episode 27 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Tricia Sinclair who is Dynamics 365 Customer Service Lead for Avanade. Tricia is also the founder of an amazing project called “The Power Platform School” which helps adults of diverse backgrounds learn the Microsoft Power Platform for free with the view of upskilling and finding a new career within IT.

Tricia’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/triciasinclair/
Tricia’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/tassyja
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spotlight-user-group/
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Show notes
The Power Platform School – https://powerplatformschool.com/
The Power Platform School Twitter: https://twitter.com/powerplatschool

You can also find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook
LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/dhQcKT6
Twitter: https://lnkd.in/dZuD8pB
Facebook: https://lnkd.in/dQQJXZj
Meetup: https://lnkd.in/dxr_gvbq

Microsoft Spotlight Episode 26 – Ellie King


In episode 26 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Ellie King who is co-founder of Equal.IT! Ellie works with organizations to help diversify tech teams through refined talent acquisition complemented by diversity and inclusion consulting. She also runs our own podcast and YouTube channel about all things DE&I, so make sure you subscribe via the links below. We also learned that Ellie DE&I passion came from our love of football where she was once signed to Arsenal Ladies.

Ellie’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellie-king-62842777/
Ellie’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ekdiversitytech
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spotlight-user-group/
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Show notes
https://www.developdiverse.com/
YouTube Ellie King – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJTFrrjCZx43REQsaZqUWQ
YouTube Equal.IT – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoN-S2Y5KJ2QCUM4thEi8xg
https://youtu.be/IY4OMiT0YgQ

Episode 25 – Heather Newman

In episode 25 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Heather Newman who is a Principal PM Manager for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Community at Microsoft! Andrew and Jon discuss the “real cool shit” on Heather’s LinkedIn profile as we dive into your career path back to Microsoft after a conversation with Dona Sarkar. Heather even shared a stage with Bill Gates very early on in her career when demoed the very first online customer portal.

Heather’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heathernewman
Heather’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/heddanewman
Microsoft Women In Tech: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9053874/
Microsoft Spotlight User Group: https://www.meetup.com/microsoft-spotlight-user-group/
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Episode 24 – Ioana Tanase

In episode 24 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, our hosts are joined by Ioana Tanase who is an Accessibility PM at Microsoft!

Ioana, originally from Romania speaks to our hosts about finding out she had dyslexia when she was 32 and how that has affected her life. Ioana has published books including “Life v2” having moved from Romania to London and wanting to write about her experiences. Being an avid shoemaker you can check out Ioana’s website where you can find her Journals and also browse shoes that Ioana has created herself https://www.ioanatanase.com/

We had issues with Ioana video post-recording so had to use her photo instead.

Ioana’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ioana-tanase
Ioana’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ioana_in_a11y
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