Arab students’ innovations will come to life at the Imagine Cup Pan Arab Finals in Bahrain

By Sherif Tawfik, Country General Manager, Microsoft Bahrain and Oman While the youth population in the Arab world is burgeoning, they also face many challenges, including lack of education and unemployment. At the same time, I am constantly amazed at the great technical talent our youth possess, and I think that’s the key to working…

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Bridging the gender gap and empowering women in ICT

By Leila Serhan, Regional General Manager at Microsoft “The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world", said Charles Malik, Lebanese philosopher and diplomat. He was talking about the importance of gender equality, which is something Microsoft takes very seriously, especially in the Middle East where the gender gap can…

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Noha Gamal Youssef – from student to sought-after developer

Posted by the Editorial Team Final year STEM-D student, Noha Gamal Youssef, dreamed of working at Microsoft one day when she completed her MIS qualification. So when the 21-year-old from Bahrain heard about the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition – a global student technology competition – it was no surprise that she decided to take part. While…

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