The Office of the Lt. Governor is committed to embracing diversity and the principal of inclusion through all of its outreach activities—and February 28, Microsoft’s Diversity and Inclusion Lean In Day, was no exception.
Lt. Gov. Habib seized the moment to highlight the importance of inclusion within the state’s workplaces and praise Microsoft for its dedication to such a principal.
In fact, Microsoft was the first donor to contribute to the AP Access Fund, a public-private initiative that successfully ensured full subsidization of Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams for high school students on free or reduced lunch within the state of Washington. The company’s commitment to Washington state’s students, and its recognition of the positive benefits of a diverse workplace, earned the company accolades from Habib.
Habib will be using his years in office to work toward expanding access to education and opportunity for all Washingtonians, regardless of background. He said he was proud that so many Washington businesses share that same goal.
— Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib (@waltgov) March 1, 2017