Margo Day is vice president of U.S. Education for Microsoft Corp. She is responsible for the U.S. Education strategy and sales to K–12 and higher education customers across the U.S. Through partnerships, programs and technology, Microsoft plays a significant role in helping institutions and educators transform learning that makes a real impact on educational outcomes and helps students realize their full potential.
Day has more than 31 years of experience in high-technology software sales, marketing, business development, and partner and channel management. She has been at Microsoft for the past 14 years holding previous roles of Vice President, West Region SMS&P and Vice President, US Partners. She was a 2014 Circle of Excellence, Platinum Club Founders award winner, 2006 Microsoft Most Inspirational Woman award, and in 2012 was nominated for the Anita Borg Women of Vision Social Impact Award.
Making a difference in people’s lives is important to Margo. She has been deeply involved in funding the building secondary schools for vulnerable girls in Kenya. She took a one-year personal leave of absence from Microsoft to focus her energies on raising funds and awareness for the Kenya Child Protection and Education Project, partnering with World Vision. This project is positively affecting 17,000 children in four areas in the North Rift Valley of Kenya by providing access to quality education, building schools, deepening community advocacy for the education of the girl child, and transforming community attitudes toward early marriage and harmful cultural practices. Day is a former national co-chair for the World Vision National Leadership Council for Child Protection, Board of Advisors President for the Renton/Skyway Boys & Girls Club and past founding board member of SeeYourImpact.org.
Day lives in the Seattle area and enjoys backpacking, boating, cycling, scuba diving, skiing, golf, adventure travel and, when it’s rainy outside, attending concerts and theater as well as enjoying a great glass of wine.
Day was a part of the 5th Annual International Women's Day Forum: The Empowerment Bridge: Building Economic Empowerment for Women and Girls, alongside the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center, United Nations Office for Partnerships, and UN Women.