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Lori Harnick
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Lori Forte Harnick is Microsoft’s General Manager for Citizenship & Public Affairs. In this role, Lori leads Microsoft’s global work on corporate social responsibility and service to communities as well as the company’s public relations of all legal and public policy issues. In the most recent fiscal year, Microsoft donated more than $900 million in cash and software to non-profit organizations around the world. It also advanced its policies and practices in the areas of supply chain management and environmental sustainability and took principled stances on critical legal topics, such as IP rights and immigration.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Lori was a Managing Director at Burson-Marsteller and the Global Public Affairs Director at the Business Software Alliance. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Connecticut and her Master of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University.

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Doing More Good, One Click at a Time

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 5:27 PM

This week Microsoft released its 2013 Citizenship Report, an annual account of our corporate citizenship work around the globe. One component of that effort is our work with nonprofits. These organizations have a tremendous ability to address global issues, including disease eradication, literacy, and environmental sustainability. We know...

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How Computer Science Education Can Open Doors for Youth

(5) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 10:01 AM

The economic recovery is underway, but an important group is being left behind. According to a new report by the International Youth Foundation, the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 12.8 percent by 2018.

These trends have occurred while a changing, global economy is producing high-paying...

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