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An evening with Microsoft.

🎉 We hosted a networking and hiring event with Microsoft’s Charlotte team at the Big Chill.

📝 A small group of engineers met in-person to:

  • Connect with potential future team members @ MSFT
  • Hear personal stories on MSFT’s work culture
  • Discover engineering opportunities

🔎 This event featured Microsoft’s Commerce team which is responsible for making it easy for all Microsoft customers and partners to buy and manage products and services from Microsoft. They run some of the largest scale Commerce systems in the world for products like Xbox, M365, Windows, and Azure.

📷 Cherry on top: Microsoft offered complimentary headshots at the event.

  • 5:00 PM ET - Event Check-In & Complimentary Headshots
  • 5:45 PM ET - PowerToFly Kickoff & Event Housekeeping
  • 6:00 PM ET - Welcome Address from Bhavana Bartholf, Global Head of Digital & Sales Strategy (CDO)
  • 6:15 PM ET - Panel Discussion + Audience Q&A featuring
    • Anusha Meka, Principal Group Engineering Manager
    • Brandy Paul, Principal Software Engineering Manager
    • Dana Abulebdeh, Business Program Manager, Diversity & Inclusion
    • James Bolling, Charlotte Campus Director & Principal Group Engineering Manager
  • 6:55 PM ET - Closing Remarks
  • 7:00 PM ET - 30-minute Networking Session
  • 7:30 PM ET - Event Concludes

About Microsoft: Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. This involves being deeply inclusive. They expect each team member—no matter what their level, role or function—to play an active role in creating environments where people of a diverse range of backgrounds are excited to bring all of who they are and do their best work.

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run platform that works with companies to identify skilled professionals for networking and recruiting opportunities. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,000+ events across the world with brands like Facebook, Slack, Microsoft, and PwC, resulting in countless hires.

About PowerToFly’s Events: All RSVP’d attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require assistance to fully participate in this event, please email, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

→ PowerToFly cannot admit outside recruiters to this event. Please email if you have any questions about this policy.

Meet The Speakers

Bhavana Bartholf
Bhavana Bartholf
Global Head of Digital & Sales Strategy (CDO)

Award-winning leader and sought-after expert and speaker, Bhavana Bartholf provides vision and accelerates Digital Transformation for global corporations while driving systemic change that creates inclusive work environments.

She has enjoyed over 20 years at Microsoft, leading and innovating their customer success, sales, marketing, consulting, and support businesses. Today, she is responsible for advancing technical sales strategy across solution areas to enable digital transformation for Fortune 500 companies.

Anusha Meka
Anusha Meka
Principal Group Engineering Manager

Anusha Meka is an engineering leader with experience in building and managing highly scalable software solutions, design, architecture, end-to-end execution and delivery of enterprise-scale customer-facing applications, setting long-term technical, business strategy, product roadmap, and leading global teams. Recognized for hiring and growing diverse talent with empathy. She joined Microsoft in May 2019 leading Conversational AI for Azure CXP. Anusha is a strong advocate for D&I, she is a Career Development Workstream lead for Women at Microsoft Charlotte ERG, and speaker at Women in Tech and other tech conferences.

Brandy Paul
Brandy Paul
Principal Software Engineering Manager

Brandy Paul is well-known for inspiring optimism, generating energy, and has a resounding reputation for building up others in each endeavor she pursues. After graduating from Baylor with both her bachelor’s and master’s in Computer Science, she spent much of her career architecting software for various financial systems. She has recently moved into the learning management space where she joined the mission to provide the next generation of tools for educating her consumers. She seeks solutions with a boundary-less approach that results in building systems with engineering excellence while fostering an environment of psychological safety where everyone is able to do their best work and is inspired to tenaciously pursue the right outcomes.

Dana Abulebdeh
Dana Abulebdeh
Business Program Manager, Diversity & Inclusion

Dana has a passion for making people feel happy and included. She loves embracing new challenges and getting things done and is fueled by creativity and innovation. She seeks to empower those around her and together, achieve more. Dana has been part of the Microsoft team for over six years.

James Bolling
James Bolling
Charlotte Campus Director & Principal Group Engineering Manager at Microsoft

James Bolling is a technology enthusiast and leader with over 20 years of experience in software development, consulting and support. James is currently a senior engineering leader at Microsoft, leading a software engineering organization in Azure Cloud+AI and playing a role as the Charlotte Campus engineering leader on the Microsoft East Coast+TX Engineering Sites team.