Full Name
Mrs Kate Behncken
Job Title
Vice President, Global Head of Microsoft Philanthropies
Speaker Bio
Kate leads a global team that is focused on partnering with nonprofits, the private sector, and government on local and global initiatives that help drive equitable and inclusive access to economic opportunity. Her work centers on providing access to digital skills for people excluded from the digital economy, empowering nonprofits, IGOs and civic organizations to leverage technology and services to build their capacity and advance their missions, and community engagement initiatives such as humanitarian response, TechSpark and Affordable Housing.

Prior to this role, Kate was General Manager of the Microsoft Philanthropies Global Community Engagement team and Associate General Counsel and Chief of Staff to Microsoft President, Brad Smith. Kate began her Microsoft career in Australia and previously worked in legal roles across APAC and EMEA.

In addition to her work with Microsoft, Kate serves on the board of United Way of King County, Titletown Tech, Generation Unlimited (UNICEF) and is a member of the CARE Corporate Council.
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