About Linda

Linda is currently working for Simplicity Consulting as Senior Program Manager for the AI and Advanced Architectures team within Microsoft Azure group. She focuses on talent development, hiring processes, team culture and diversity and inclusion. Projects include evaluation of job descriptions and interviewing practices to improve inclusive language and “screening in” during a period of rapid team growth. The team hired over 70 hardware and software engineers in less than a year, with 36% gender diversity. Her work includes content and video creation highlighting team culture, outreach to faculty and undergrads in a variety of universities including HBCU and HSI institutions.

Linda brings her social science and change management background to STEM outreach activities including gender and racial equity in K12 and higher education, human capital development and employee communications for tech and scientific companies. As an anthropologist, she’s passionate about creating healthy workplace culture for her clients.

Formerly CEO of Bookey Consulting, a woman owned company for over 20 years, her clients are included the Who’s Who of top global companies and education entities, including Microsoft as a preferred vendor, Real Networks, ACM, BCS, NSF, Stanford, TechBA, Washington Wine Industry Foundation, ChemPoint and University of Washington. Collaborative, creative, and a strategic thinker, she enjoys building deep relationships, facilitating initiatives, and defusing difficult situations. She volunteers as a site visitor with WBENC to certify women owned businesses.