Roxie Mitchell Hill, MBA and MS in Computer and Information Science (‘06), climbed the ladder at Microsoft.
With eight promotions under her belt, she is now the Director, Global ISV Partnerships and was awarded the Microsoft Founder’s Award in July. The annual award, Microsoft’s highest honor, recognizes the top 25 of their nearly 150,000+ employees. Recipients receive a Rolex watch with Bill Gates and the awardees' initials.
Hill was recognized for her work managing Microsoft’s executive, industry, and sales global partnerships. She helped her partners digitally transform their organizations and grow their cloud business over 300 percent year-over-year, which translated to significant revenue for both her partners and for Microsoft.
“By leveraging the power of the cloud, these partners are able to increase customer experience, demand, and retention, which directly impacts revenue growth and enables them to compete more effectively,” Hill said.
And Microsoft isn’t the only organization recognizing Hill’s impact. She was also named one of the 100 Under 50 Executive Leaders by Diversity MBA Magazine in August. As an awardee, she is honored alongside executives at global operations including Amazon, Cigna, and L’Oréal.
She credits her Johns Hopkins degree as the launchpad for her success.
“My Johns Hopkins MBA prepared me to take my career to the next level. I had been successful at Microsoft, but my earlier roles were more tactical. The degree enabled me to evaluate Microsoft’s business in a more strategic way. By viewing the business holistically, beyond my specific division, I was able to more effectively support our solutions, customers, and partners, which drove a greater organizational impact,” Hill said.