Microsoft to train 1 million women under tech initiative

Posted on 25th Sep 2014 | 1108 views

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Software giant Microsoft has been announced an initiative called women in tech with an aim to double the number of IT professionals in India in coming years. This initiative will include many women professionals like girl school students, young women students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) colleges, women IT professionals and entrepreneurs.

Microsoft to train 1 million women under tech initiative

Part of this program Microsoft will engage with 750,000 women in STEM courses in the next 12 months and will also train 250,000 women IT professionals. This step will encourage women professionals to take IT as their career and generate more tech entrepreneurs. "We are incredibly excited to start this initiative. Our focus is to help girls take up IT as a career and also encourage more women to turn tech entrepreneurs, says Microsoft India Chief Evangelist.

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