Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure
WHY YOU ARE INVOLVED WITH IGNITE?
I am passionate about volunteering, mentoring and encouraging girls to pursue STEM. IGNITE provides the platform to make an impact on a girl’s future and empowers girls with the confidence, knowledge & role models to believe they can be successful in STEM careers.
HOW HAS IGNITE INSPIRED YOU?
IGNITE’s mission to create opportunities to spark girls’ excitement about technology careers and inspire them to new possibilities is incredibly inspiring. I am amazed by listening to the empowering and amazing journeys of so many women so I can feel the difference it could make on a young girls life and career decision.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE OUR WIDER COMMUNITY TO KNOW ABOUT IGNITE?
IGNITE worldwide has created an impacted, it is making a difference in the lives of so many girls and laying the foundation to solve the diversity problem. The disparity that we see today has to stop and we have to make a concerted effort to make different choices and support our young generation so the future is different.
MORE ABOUT WAHEED
I am a Sr Program Manager at Microsoft in Azure Capacity Supply Chain team collaborating cross functionally with Capacity Planning, Operations and Supply Chain team to ensure that customers go live on time. Prior to joining the Azure team, I was in Devices Supply Chain and glad to be part of some major product launches - XBOX One, Customized controllers and Surface. I am a certified Scaled Agile Practitioner and acted as a change agent to establish the scaled agile processes. Feels like a veteran but its only been 8 years with Microsoft.
I am an avid traveler and try to visit 2 new places every year. I love playing boardgames (Ticket to Ride and Settlers of Catan are my favorites). I also believe in giving back to the society and have a passion for volunteering, mentoring and coaching others.