I am terribly sorry to hear about the loss of Susan Forney. She was such an amazing, upbeat person. When I started at Microsoft 16 years ago, we worked together for a short time on the same team before she shifted to another team within Microsoft. However, we continued to work together professionally over the years, and she was always such a great resource. As noted in her obituary, she was a role model and mentor for women at Microsoft, and I’m sure lead the way for a lot of current female executives at Microsoft and beyond.
Susan was always easy to work with, smart, kind, optimistic, energetic, and just enjoyable to talk to. She will truly be missed both professionally and personally. I offer my sincerest condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues.