Floret lives in Sammamish and is a proud mother to 3 teens.  She was born and raised in Zimbabwe by parents who instilled the importance of community, kindness, and empathy for others.  She moved to Washington DC for college and earned a Computer Science degree from George Mason University.  After college, Floret worked as a software developer for the DOJ and the Pentagon.  She relocated to Redmond in 1998 and joined Microsoft where she worked until her daughter was born.  Over the following years she split her time between the kids and a non-profit, Imagine Foundation, that she co-founded with her husband in 1999 to support and provide medication to young children living with HIV at a time when treatment was not accessible to everyone.  Floret has served on a number of boards for foundations that focused on Gender Equity, HIV/AIDS treatment, and Renewable Energy.  Her re-entry into the workforce was as a partner for a consulting firm where she evolved the companies’ policies regarding diversity and focused my efforts into successfully building a diverse team of consultants for area tech firms.  In 2021, Floret founded Umoja Consulting group, a values-driven firm that has a deep understanding of the importance of representation and belonging.  She has developed strategies and policies for corporate clients to increase and retain historically excluded groups in their workforce, helping leaders move towards a mindset that diversity & inclusion are explicitly linked to the success of organizations.  Floret holds a strong belief that we are Stronger Together and she is always looking for opportunities to bring people from different backgrounds together.   When she’s not at her desk, she loves to spend time with her family and host as many dinner parties as her kids will allow.