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From December 6, 2018 to April 4, 2019, the Microsoft Community Mentors Program (CMP) has seen over 30% growth! We’ve added over 500 mentors and mentees to the program, for a total of 1,559 members worldwide and 215 pairings since the program’s inception!
Much of this increase can be attributed to our 17-city Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, which allowed IT Pros around the globe to meet with our Diversity and Tech team to learn about this exciting program.
Now here we are – welcome to Cycle 5! 😊
Community Mentors Program Cycle 5 participants – by the numbers!
- 80 mentoring pairs
- 2,228 years of combined industry experience!
- Participants hail from 36 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Trinidad, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, UK, and the US
- Expertise in Azure, Business Applications/Intelligence, Cloud (e.g., Computing, Datacenter, Infrastructure, Operations), Collaboration Technologies, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Data Platform, Data Science, Dynamics 365, End User Support/Technology, Information Security/ Technology, Xamarin + more!
In Cycle 5, we’re also thrilled to have 27 MVP mentors, and 12 MVP mentees, for a total of 39 MVP participants! Check out this fabulous crew below:
Calling all Microsoft Valued Professionals (MVPs) and those aspiring towards the MVP Award: Did you know that mentoring is now a recognized contribution category towards the prestigious MVP award? Sign up as a mentor in the Community Mentors Program here to get plugged into the program!
Want to learn more about the Microsoft Community Mentors Program? Watch the below video to hear from real-life participants themselves!
Happy mentoring! :)