As executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Kathleen Hogan empowers 220,000+ global employees to achieve Microsoft’s mission. In her role, she focuses on making Microsoft an exceptional place for employees to work, and ensures that the company is creating a culture that attracts and inspires the world’s most passionate talent.
Hogan previously served as corporate vice president of Microsoft Services, a team dedicated to helping businesses and consumers maximize the value of their investment in Microsoft technologies. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2003, she was a partner at McKinsey & Co. and a development manager at Oracle Corp.
In 2021, Hogan was named “HR Executive of the Year” by Human Resource Executive magazine for her leadership and people strategy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She sits on the board of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) as well as the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Executive Council. As a breast cancer survivor and former board member of the Puget Sound affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, she lends her personal and business perspective to that board of directors. Hogan is also involved in the Seattle community and is a board member of the Alaska Air Group.
Hogan earned her bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and economics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. In addition, she holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.