Senior Manager, Employer Branding - Microsoft
Gretchen Garland leads Employer Branding at Microsoft, where her team helps personify the company’s mission through the voices and lived experiences of its employees. Through 20 years of roles in employer branding, employee communications and recruiting, she has seen the power of employees as trusted brand ambassadors. She encourages companies to consider the impact their employees and employment practices can have in demonstrating corporate values and commitments at scale—to customers and talent alike. In addition to Microsoft, she has worked in employer branding at Starbucks, managed her own employer branding firm, and spent time at Billboard magazine and the Grammys. She lives in Seattle with her family and Bernedoodle puppy.