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Utaukwa Allen

Session: Thursday, September 27th, 10:00am to 11:15am

Meet the Experts: Beyond the Code: Working in Tech

Utaukwa Allen leads the Workforce Development team for Microsoft’s 130+ global data centers, creating skilled and diverse workforce pipelines in and around Microsoft’s data centers. Her team provides technical training, leadership development, and career advancement initiatives for future and current employees. Utaukwa is broadly passionate about the relationship between human development and social change, immersive technology that supports this relationship, and the implications for transforming education, the workforce, and society.  Prior to Microsoft, Utaukwa practiced corporate, privacy, and education law in California, North Carolina, and New York.  She earned her doctorate in education from Harvard University, focusing on inclusive pedagogy and higher education access for marginalized groups.  Utaukwa also holds a Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law, a Master’s degree in international education from New York University, and a B.A. from Duke University.