Emerging Europe Talks She’s Next with Michelle Simmons 

“I changed companies for the first three roles that I had and then I came to Microsoft,” Michelle Simmons, General Manager Central Europe at Microsoft, tells Andrew Wrobel in the seventh episode of Emerging Europe Talks She’s Next empowered by Visa. 

“And what I found was that I’ve been able to take on new challenges and really work for many different companies inside Microsoft by changing functions, changing geographies and expanding my scope of responsibility. And so that’s how I’ve ended up spending so long at one company because it’s been just a platform for incredible learning, professional growth.” 

You can also listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts

“I had the pleasure of first meeting Michelle earlier this year and during our conversations it was her approach to leadership that struck me most,” Andrew says. “That curiosity and authenticity, showing the way forward, especially now in such uncertain times and being able to create a vision for what the future looks like. And identifying and challenging talent in a supportive way so that they can move into their next role, even if it is at a different company.” 

“I measure myself on how I’m helping people in my organisation to achieve their career goals,” Michelle adds. 

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