Session: Creating a Winning Culture
A lifelong athlete, Deb Cupp approaches everything with a team-first attitude and the mindset of a coach. She puts employees, customers, and partners first, fostering a community where individuals are encouraged to create a journey that is meaningful to them. Deb is deeply passionate about building a culture for her team where everyone can show up as their true authentic selves and are free to be curious, to experience, and to share the things they learn.
In her talk, Deb will highlight the value of creating a positive and inclusive team culture, share how she’s done it, and how she thinks we can continue to drive positive work cultures during uncertain times.
- A winning culture creates a space of belonging, fuels authenticity, and is a place where everyone can contribute, thrive, and have fun.
- There is no challenge too big that a winning culture can’t overcome.
- Investing in your people leads to an investment in your company’s bottom line.
As President of Microsoft North America (MSNA), Deb Cupp leads a $58 billion business responsible for the sales strategy, execution, and revenue growth for the Microsoft US and Canada business. This includes enterprise, public sector, small and medium businesses, services, and partner communities. She leads a team pursuing Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Deb leads with a culture-first mentality, driving a diverse, inclusive, and flexible workplace that connects her team to the company’s purpose and values.
Previously, Deb was Corporate Vice President of WW Enterprise and Commercial Industries. She was responsible for the development and execution of Microsoft’s strategy and go-to-market approach.
Deb led a team accountable for driving the industry point of view through both product development and customer delivery in both strategic and scale motions.
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2018, Deb spent six years at SAP. Most recently, Deb was the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Success Factors for North America. Prior to SAP, she served as Vice President of Sales for Standard Register’s healthcare business.
Deb recently joined the Board of Directors for Ralph Lauren, where she brings extensive tech and digital experience to one of the world’s foremost fashion brands. Deb also serves on the Board of Directors for Avanade, the leading provider of digital and cloud services on the Microsoft ecosystem.