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Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
In Conversation with Ravi Belani, Adjunct Lecturer, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University
View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:30 PM PT on Wednesday, Oct 5.

Jenny Lay-Flurrie is chief accessibility officer at Microsoft, leading the company’s efforts to drive products, services and websites that empower people and organizations to achieve more. Her team is at the forefront of creating positive experiences that apply technology to make a difference in the world and in the lives of individuals, from how Microsoft hires and supports people with disabilities in employment to innovative technology that aims to revolutionize what’s possible for people with disabilities.

With the help of her team and broad community within Microsoft, Lay-Flurrie leads many initiatives to empower people with disabilities both inside and outside of Microsoft. She founded the Disability Employee Resource Group at Microsoft and chaired it for 10 years. She created the Disability Answer Desk, which provides specialist customer support to people with disabilities, and hosts the annual Microsoft Ability Summit, which focuses on empowering 12,000+ registered attendees with the inclusive and innovative thinking necessary to enable people around the world. In addition, she has been Instrumental in projects such as the Autism Hiring Program, Soundscape and the Microsoft Ability Hackathon, which has supported over 500 hackathon teams building technology for people with disabilities.

Outside of Microsoft, Lay-Flurrie is on the board of Gallaudet University and Team Gleason. She was recognized as a Disability Employment Champion of Change by the White House in October 2014 and as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in 2017.

This appearance by Jenny Lay-Flurrie is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us virtually at youtube.com/ecorner as we bring founders, investors and industry influencers to center stage and invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor.

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 4:30 - 5:20 pm

Audience: General Public

Type of Event: Interview