John Frank
Vice President, UN Affairs, Microsoft
John Frank

I am proud to join this group of allies for gender equality around the world. Achieving gender equality is a company-wide priority for Microsoft, whether that be through our diversity and inclusion efforts inside to the company to deploying technology to help those in need and empower people to do more around the world. I am excited as head of our representation office to the United Nations to build on those efforts and do my part to empower women. In my approach and in connection with the Generation Equality Forum, I pledge to also consider intersectionality and the diversity of experiences of women and men around the world.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Working with peer organizations such as the UN Foundation and the Generation Equality Forum, I commit to champion programs and opportunities to reduce the gender digital divide including through programs that offer digital upskilling and free access to employability-oriented training.
Working with my colleagues across Microsoft and in connection with the Generation Equality Forum’s action coalition on Technology and Innovation, I commit to advocate for the use of data and analytics in policy discussions to better understand how women especially are subject to different safety risks online and to advance policies that decrease risk exposure of women and girls.