#InFocus: Why We Need to Bridge the Gender Gap in STEM Sectors

Women are often underrepresented in technology industries. As part of our International Women’s Day celebration, Aliza Sherman, a new media entrepreneur who is well-versed in women’s technology and business issues, shares her insights on the issue.

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Four Ways to Shrink the Gender Gap

Men greatly outnumber women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) industries—a symptom of many years of traditional attitudes, which puts women at a disadvantage. Here are some ways we can work together to shrink the gender gap in STEM.

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Microsoft Employees’ BIG Ideas on Coding Take Shape

In conjunction with the 2015 #WeSpeakCode campaign, Microsoft challenged its employees in Asia to develop their own BIG Idea to encourage more people to learn coding. Earlier, we showcased JP Sibug's BIG Idea to teach coding to people with disabilities in the Philippines. Now we introduce you to Michelle Sandford and Elise Stanberg, both from…

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#WeSpeakCode Profile – Siriphan Phuangsukkhee

Microsoft’s #WeSpeakCode campaign aims to empower young people across Asia Pacific to learn coding and realise their potential. We spoke to several individuals who are passionate about coding and involved in encouraging others to discover the fun and excitement of learning to code. A computer science teacher at Bangkok Christian College, Siriphan Phuangsukkhee has a…

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#WeSpeakCode Spotlight: Sonam Singh

Microsoft’s #WeSpeakCode campaign aims to empower young people across Asia Pacific to learn coding and realise their potential. We spoke to several individuals who are passionate about coding and involved in encouraging others to discover the fun and excitement of learning to code. Sonam Singh's enthusiasm for technology has allowed her to explore new opportunities…

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Tech Companies Celebrate International Women’s Day 2015 in Singapore

We recently celebrated International Women’s Day in Singapore at the 2nd Annual Women in Business Conference. Women leaders from Cisco, Dell, Microsoft and Oracle came together to organize this event. Hear directly from participants about what it means for them to be part of the tech industry, what inspired them to join and how they…

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Putting the Spotlight on Women Leaders at Microsoft

On March 8 every year, International Women’s Day is celebrated all around the world to recognize the contributions and achievements of women across various communities, while calling for greater equality. This year, the theme #MakeItHappen aims to encourage effective action for advancing and recognizing women. In conjunction with this occasion, Microsoft Asia Pacific is featuring…

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YouthSpark Profile: Gargi Nepal

YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology and inspiring others along the way. Name: Gargi NepalCountry: NepalOccupation: Student at Trichandra College Born visually-impaired, Gargi Nepal has never let her disability discourage her from learning new skills Born visually impaired, 24-year-old Gargi Nepal has overcome many of…

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Expanding Technology Education to Turn the Tide of Rising Youth Unemployment

By Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft Despite pockets of recovery in the global economy, worldwide unemployment continues to rise, particularly among youth between the ages of 15 and 24. In the 2014 Global Employment Trends report, “Risks of a Jobless Recovery,” the International Labour Organization states that the global youth…

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Misconceptions Inhibit Talented Women from Tech Careers

This is an edited version from the original by Rane Johnson-Stempson, Microsoft Research, Education & Scholarly Communications Principal Research Director As I travel around the world, talking with girls and women about the tremendous opportunities for doing good while doing well in IT careers, I’m continually amazed by how few female students seriously consider studying computer…

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