Microsoft Corp.’s Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) on Wednesday announced the winner of the company’s search for Ms. M.o.X.i.e (Microsoft Office v. X Integrated Experience). Alissa Salmore, a research associate for Great Lakes Water Institute in Milwaukee, was given the award and will receive $10,000 and a new iMac loaded with Microsoft Office v. X.
Launched on October 8, 2002, the search for Ms. M.o.X.i.e. looked for the most “nimble, determined, Mac-wielding businesswoman around” to take the crown of Ms. M.o.X.i.e. Semifinalists announced in November included a concert pianist and media composer; company presidents; company owners; a scientist and more.
“Salmore truly exemplifies Ms. M.o.X.i.e. She’s incredibly successful and creative, and has a true passion for making a real difference with her research,” said Roz Ho, product unit manager for the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft. “It’s inspiring to know that Microsoft Office v. X for Mac has played an important part in her success.”
First and second runners-up were Toby Malina, senior field technician with One World Journeys and Jessica Alpert-Goldman, handbag designer and owner of World According to Jess.