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Get to Know Microsoft: A Hiring & Networking Event

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Get to Know Microsoft: A Hiring & Networking Event
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Tune in to a virtual hiring and networking event with Microsoft.

Hear personal stories from their leaders and get an inside look at a leading technology company—including Microsoft’s upcoming projects, employee perks, and what it’s really like to work there.

This event took place online Thursday, May 6th from 5 PM - 6:30 PM ET (2 PM - 3:30 PM PT).


  • 5:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM PT - PowerToFly Kickoff
  • 5:05 PM ET / 2:05 PM PT - Welcome & Keynote Address from Ruhiyyih Mahalati, Partner Group Engineering Manager
  • 5:25 PM ET / 2:25 PM PT - Panel Discussion Featuring:
    • Dina Papagiannaki, Partner Software Engineering Manager
    • Sudha Mahajan, General Manager & Partner, Product Management
    • Wale Akintayo, Program Manager II
  • 6:25 PM ET / 3:25 PM PT - Closing Remarks from PowerToFly
  • 6:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM PT - 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 startup that works with companies to identify skilled professionals they’d like to network with. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,000+ events across the world with brands like American Express, Microsoft, Deloitte, and Slack, which have resulted 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.

Meet The Speakers

Ruhiyyih Mahalati
Ruhiyyih Mahalati
Principal Group Engineering Manager

Ruhiyyih Mahalati is a Partner Group Engineering Manager at Microsoft. In this role, she is currently responsible for the Azure’s UX (user experience) product. This includes delivery of the core management user experiences, overall Azure UX shell and runtime, internal UX development framework and components, deployment infrastructure, operations, telemetry, QoS initiatives across all Azure, and product specific experiences for Azure Core like Compute, Containers, Storage, Azure Arc, Networking etc. Azure Portal and the Azure Mobile app are the customer facing deliverables from the team that serves millions of users monthly.

During her 16 years at Microsoft she had led many different teams and organizations from on-prem server products to cloud services; owning full-stack services and leading geo-distributed teams of over 140+ talented engineers. Ruhiyyih is an inspiring leader who is passionate about building inclusive diverse teams, fostering growth-mindset, and advocating for professional development and personal growth. She is committed to growing leaders at all career levels, and serves as a mentor for many others at Microsoft.

Ruhiyyih earned her Master of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. She grew up in India and currently lives in the Seattle area with her husband and two kids. She loves nature, different cultures and cuisines.

Olawale (Wale) Akintayo
Olawale (Wale) Akintayo
Program Manager II

Olawale (Wale) Akintayo is a Data PM in the Azure Storage Profitability and Capacity Team. He is responsible for developing key business insights and strategy for reducing the Azure Storage team’s cost profile while ensuring hyperscale growth with efficiency. Wale joined Microsoft in August 2020. Prior to Joining Microsoft, he spent 8 years in engineering consulting where he was responsible for managing the execution of project deliverables in the EMIS and EHS space across several sectors. Outside of work, he enjoys playing soccer, biking, and grilling.