Making inroads into careers that were once men’s strongholds, women have come far in their fight for equality, professionally as well as socially. Sonia Bashir Kabir is definitely one of them. Sonia is currently the Managing Director for Microsoft Bangladesh, She is powerful not only as an authoritative post holder of one of the most influential companies in the world but also as a voice for female empowerment in the workplace. Besides being the Managing Director for Microsoft Bangladesh Sonia is currently the Founder President of TiE Dhaka, Vice President and Co-Founder of Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT), Board member of the American International School, Dhaka, and Bangladesh on Seven Summits. Her expertise includes strategic planning & growth, sales execution, financial management, team building, and change management. She has served in the Boards of Bangladesh Employers Federation, Bangladesh Cricket Board (Women’s Wing), Abahani Women’s Games Development Committee and Women Entrepreneur’s Association. Besides co-founding an IT firm – Syntec, Sonia has served as the Country Director of Dell Bangladesh, Director Business Development for Southeast Asia, New Emerging Markets in Microsoft and Chief Operating Officer for Aamra Technologies Ltd. This multitalented person is a national athlete also; she has played for Bangladesh National Volleyball team and Bangladesh National Cricket team.