Charlene Verzmoter joined Microsoft in 2008 to head up the Student to Business internship programme. In her current role as Philanthropies Lead, Charlene is involved with various youth development programmes and, through Microsoft’s software donation programme and grants, empowers non-profits to use technology for greater impact. Charlene has extensive experience in training and skills development, transformation management and social enterprise development. She worked on talent development and retention skills in large global and JSE listed companies, as well as in the public sector. She obtained her B(Ed) Honors degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria.