[Video] Female coders on the rise in the Middle East and Africa

Imagining, inventing, building, creating, solving. Coding. It’s one of the most valuable skills you can learn today. More and more new career paths are emerging that require an understanding of coding. Sadly, careers in tech are still disproportionately filled. For many young girls, learning to code wasn’t an option – either because they were encouraged…

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Making a real difference with Creative Capitalism

By: Ghada Khalifa, Citizenship & social responsibility lead for MS Egypt There is no doubt that countries with higher levels of civic engagement are more resilient in an economic downturn. While some countries, like Egypt, encourage a culture of volunteerism due to certain religious beliefs of many of its citizens, we need to tap into…

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Diversity and inclusion: more than just gender equality

By: Nidhi Singh – Diversity and Inclusion Manager IMEA I recently attended the 3rd annual Middle East & Africa (MEA) Women’s Conference in Istanbul, Turkey hosted by Microsoft. This year’s theme was all about celebrating diversity and inclusion in the MEA region. As the diversity and inclusion manager for Microsoft India, Middle East and Africa,…

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Working 9 to 5 no more: How the gig economy is changing the workplace

By: Isabell Scheuber, General Manager, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Middle East & Africa Here’s a story about thousands of young people across the Middle East and Africa. For the sake of this story, we’ll call them ‘Ahmed’. Ahmed is a 23-year-old graduate in Egypt. He’s only been working for a year, but by following his passion…

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