Curator & Chief Cheerleader
Kiesha Garrison is a storyteller, emcee and a champion of Black women and girls. She thrives when interviewing inspiring people, sparking new ways of thinking, and leading with empathy, curiosity & courage.
Since graduating from Spelman College in 2002, her career has taken her from business development in the publishing industry (People, This Old House, and InStyle) to leadership at Microsoft in 2013. After years of negotiating strategic partnerships for MSN, Surface, and Azure, Kiesha now focuses on designing strategic messaging and engagement programs that impact the employee experience for thousands globally as the Director of Culture & Communications for the AI Platform Engineering team.
In addition, she relishes her work as a host & emcee, having guided audiences through Microsoft global events (Include 2021, MS Ready, Ability Summit & more) and celebrity interviews with icons such as Will Smith, Ang Lee, & Lenny Kravitz for the Microsoft show Outside In & the Miami Book Fair. Her work has also frequently included events for organizations looking to make a difference in the world such as the Women in Tech Regatta, Dress for Success Seattle, and HERE Seattle.
Kiesha is passionate about advocating for and inspiring Black women and girls. In addition to her appearances as a standup comedian, in which she aims to enlighten through humorous stories from her own life, she highlights the passions, pursuits, and excellence of other Black women & girls via a directory showcase and in-depth interviews here on anotherblackgirl.com. Kiesha is committed to highlighting Black women & girls and their immeasurable areas of impact, their journeys, and their influences.
Originally from Oakdale, Louisiana, Kiesha currently lives in the Seattle area with her daughter.
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