Deborah Black

Former Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
Woodinville, WA

BlackDeborah Black is a software engineer and executive leader. She is a former Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, where she served in a variety of positons within the Windows Division, helping to design and build operating systems and back office products. Prior to Microsoft, Deborah was a distributed systems researcher at Bell Northern Research.

Deborah’s community investments and volunteer leadership work are focused on education. She is currently a Trustee of The Overlake School in Redmond, Washington, a member of the University of Michigan’s Computer Science and Engineering School’s National Advisory Board, a partner at Social Venture Partners, and a member of Stanford University’s Parent Advisory Board. She is a past Trustee of Islandwood, The Foundation for Early Learning, and Kindering Center.

Deborah holds a BS in Computer Science and MSE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. She lives in Woodinville, Washington with her husband Jim Stewart. They have two adult children: a daughter who is a pediatric resident at Stanford and a son who is an undergraduate student at Stanford.