Yvonne Thomas

Yvonne Thomas is a director of global programs for Microsoft Citizenship and Public Affairs. In her current role, she leads Microsoft YouthSpark, a global initiative operating in more than 100 countries, working to help 300 million young people secure employment, continue their education and training or start their own business by 2015.
Previously, Yvonne led Microsoft Elevate America, a set of national programs and partnerships, focused on providing people with the technology skills and resources needed to successfully prepare for employment in today’s economy.
Throughout her 14 year tenure at Microsoft, Ms. Thomas has held a variety of roles, all focused on developing and implementing impactful programs and partnerships. Prior to joining Microsoft, she worked in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on youth development.
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