Karen Kocher (Global General Manager, Talent & Learning at Microsoft)
ABOUT KAREN KOCHER
Global General Manager, Talent & Learning at Microsoft
Karen leads Microsoft’s global talent and learning experiences efforts focused on identifying, co-creating, and operationalizing the big and small moments that matter so all employees are empowered to do their best work. Through desired, energizing, high quality, and repeatable experiences employees become promoters and influencers. This virality, at the heart of the team’s aspiration, uses community and social interaction to fuel continuous improvement, growth, and change. The value driver is employees opting into talent and learning processes and programs because they believe in them as a means of addressing business objectives. Prior to this role Karen led Microsoft’s 21st-century jobs, skills, and employability global initiative. Before joining Microsoft Karen was an HR/talent executive and Chief Learning Officer for Cigna.