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Microsoft launches ‘Women for Tech’ initiative


Microsoft has introduced a new initiative in order to increase the presence of women in the IT industry. The program named as ‘Women for Tech’ will train one million girls and women in the next one year. The company says that, presently the IT industry in India has about 1 million women and the company aims to double this number by next year. Through this initiative the company wants to help the women to grow, join and succeed in the IT industry.

As reported by IANS, Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman, Microsoft India said, “We are excited by the government of India’s Digital India vision. At Microsoft, we have been running various IT skill development and education programs for youth for over 20 years. With this new initiative, we want to focus on helping women who aspire to be IT professionals.”

The company will help the aspiring IT professionals from the time they are in high school till the time they take up IT job in a company. Moreover, this program will also enable the girls and women to take up suitable IT career as per their choice. The course period will also incorporate awareness sessions, mentoring sessions and training and certification programs.

Apart from this, Microsoft will also be mentoring 30 women led startup companies and will also support them in building new connections in the Indian community.


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