Tania Cosentino

President at Microsoft Brasil

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Tania Cosentino

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«Tânia Cosentino has been Microsoft Brazil General Manager since January 2019. Under her management, the company created in 2019 the Women Entrepreneurship (WE) program, with focus on encouraging female entrepreneurship in technology-based startups that have at least one woman among the company shareholders and, for two consecutive years (2020 and 2021), Microsoft Brazil was considered the Best Company to Work for by Great Place to Work and occupies the 1st position in technology sector at Merco Empresas e Líderes 2020 Ranking. In this same evaluation, Tânia appeared in the 18th position among the 100 business leaders with the best reputation in Brazil and is part of a select group of 12 women on this list. Tânia has over 35 years of professional experience, mostly in multinationals in the electrical and industrial automation sectors. At Schneider Electric, she developed a successful executive career for 19 years, being the first Brazilian woman to assume the presidency of Schneider’s Brazilian subsidiary. In 2013 she became president for South America and in 2018 she assumed the global vice presidency of quality and customer satisfaction. Tânia is an active leader of the HeForShe and WEP (Women Empowerment Principles), UN Women and Global Compact programs. She was recognized as one of the 10 pioneers in acting on the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Global Compact in 2017. She also received the Women’s Leadership award from CEBDS (Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development), was honored by the HITEC 50 in 2020 and 2021, which lists the most influential and notable professionals in the technology industry in Latin America/Ibero-America. She also appears among the 100 executives and entrepreneurs who make a difference to the planet and society according to Meaningful Business 100 in 2020. In 2021, she received Executivo de Valor award, in IT & Telecom category, offered by Valor Econômico newspaper, one of the most important business newspapers of Brazil; also was awarded by Women in Tech Brazil in the category Woman Global Lider and is among the 500 most influential people in Latin America according to Bloomberg Linea Brasil and was considered Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 by Isto É Dinheiro magazine.»