Diana Carew

Board Member, CGCC Quality Board of Advisors
Community College Coordinator


As program manager of Academic Workforce Development in the Education Solutions Group at Microsoft, Diana Carew focuses on developing programs and resources for academic institutions that are training students for 21st Century careers.

With Microsoft since 1996, Carew has focused on academic workforce development and skills development since February 2001. As the architect of the Microsoft IT Academy Program that launched in North America in 2001 and worldwide November, 2002. Carew resources schools to skill students from entry level computer skills basic to every job today, to the IT career professional. Previously, Diana built the community and technical college program at Microsoft from its inception, developing and directing programs to address the technology needs of two-year colleges.

Carew currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Commission on Economic and Workforce Development. She was recognized with a national leadership award for 2002 from the National Council of Continuing Education and Training (NCCET). Carew also serves on numerous workforce development advisory councils and steering committees with national and international scope.

Carew is a well known speaker at education conferences and meetings on the topic of workforce development, hiring trends, and employability skills for the 21st Century.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Carew worked with The Boeing Commercial Airplane Group and with AT&T. She lives in Washington State and works at Microsoft corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington.