Annik Stahl

In 2002, Annik Stahl, a Microsoft employee, wanted to reach out to Microsoft Office customers in a more personal, friendly way. She created the grumpy but charming character of the Crabby Office Lady, whose column is read by more than 250,000 people every month. By fashioning Crabby as the ultimate "power user" with advice to share, Annik helps her readers be more efficient at work so that they can get away from their desks and get on with their lives.