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Jennifer Brooks

Microsoft Philanthropies
Regional Director, Latin America
Jennifer Mary Brooks is the Regional Director for Microsoft Philanthropies, Latin
America, based in the regional office in Florida, US. Her personal mission and her
career are focused in creating a social impact. In her actual role she is responsible for
driving the strategic planning and execution of Microsoft’s programs as a global
corporate citizen, which works responsibly and applies its business acumen and
technology expertise to serving communities around the world, including the local
market. She focuses her work in programs for youth, technology for good initiatives, in partnership with international organizations, nonprofits, and governments. Jennifer orchestrates the strategy around grants to organizations focused in youth, as well as developing youth skills for education, coding, employment and entrepreneurship through computer science. Furthermore, she leads the software and cloud services donation program for the region, to enable nonprofits fulfill their missions. Gender diversity and young women’s opportunities are as well an important driver of her work. She provides a social impact, aligned to the company’s image, leading in this way social good marketing and communications campaigns for the region.
In her previous role, as Communications Manager for the President of Microsoft Latin America, she was responsible for managing internal and external communications for the President, leading and executing the executive’s communication strategy, aligned with the image plan, strategy of the company and his role as Citizenship Ambassador. Prior to this position, Jennifer was the Marketing and Communications Lead for the Education Programs, Microsoft Latin America, focused on creating impacting awareness, and training campaigns reaching teachers and students to realize their full potential, working with government elites, as well as managing specific education programs.
Before working for Microsoft she worked for UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), covering several roles at the Buenos Aires, Argentina, field office for south cone. She was the Programs Assistant, Communications and Information Assistant, and further on Officer; providing communications strategies and support for the Programs Area. In the Programs Area her work was focused in the compliance of children’s rights, their survival, their development and protection, guided by the Convention of the Rights of the Child, with emphasis in Child’s and Adolescents Rights, Education, Health, as well as women rights and gender matters.
She holds a Postgraduate in Public Policies and Poverty Reduction, from St. Andrew’s University and World Bank, and a BA in Social Studies and Education.