Global Digital Safety Advocate, Microsoft Corporation
After serving since 2013 as Microsoft’s and the technology industry’s first Chief Online Safety Officer, Jacqueline Beauchere is the company’s Global Digital Safety Advocate. Responsible for various aspects of Microsoft’s online safety strategy and engagement with external audiences, Beauchere represents the technology industry on the international Advisory Board of the WePROTECT Global Alliance; is a member of INHOPE’s Advisory Board, and represents Microsoft as part of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). In 2020, Microsoft assumed the chair role of the GIFCT, responsible for ushering that organization into the 2020’s and embracing its new independent status as a not-for-profit. She has previously served as Microsoft’s representative to the boards of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance, the Technology Coalition, the Family Online Safety Institute, and the educational taskforce of the European Union’s SELMA (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness) project and its Hacking Hate initiative. Beauchere has spent more than 20 years at Microsoft leading various groups and efforts that evangelize the company’s commitment to safer, more trusted online experiences for people of all ages and technical abilities. Before joining Microsoft, Beauchere was an attorney in private practice. A second-career lawyer, she spent 12 years as a real-time financial news correspondent and editor-in-charge, primarily with Reuters America, Inc., in New York.