Sharon Maghie served as a Director at Microsoft Corporation through her retirement in 2000. Sharon’s responsibilities included the design and management of Microsoft’s stock option plan, 401(k) Plan, and domestic benefit plans, as well as the management of all programs in Human Resource Operations. Under her leadership Microsoft, in partnership with Smith Barney, created and deployed the first online tool allowing employees to exercise their stock options from their desktop. In 2000 Sharon co-founded the Seattle Chapter of Friends of the Children and has been actively involved in the growth and development of this vibrant organization. Sharon has also been instrumental in her work with the Microsoft Alumni Network and the Microsoft Alumni Foundation since her retirement from the company. She has served on the boards in several capacities, and is currently Board Secretary of both organizations. Sharon graduated from the University of Washington with a BA and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy.