Month: March 2015

Inspiring girls to consider careers in STEM

by Djam Bakhshandegi, Corporate Social Investment Lead Microsoft West, East,Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands Exposing African girls to the possibilities within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers and driving a greater female workforce to these industries is an essential element for developing economies across the continent. With this … Read more »

Women bring a unique perspective to tech, says Sharon Harris

Posted by Editorial Team In the spirit of International Women’s Day earlier this month, we are putting the spotlight on some of our inspiring women in tech at Microsoft. Global Sales Strategy Lead, Mobile and Windows Ads In Apps, Sharon Harris, is one of our leading ladies. She shares her … Read more »

ICT is the place to be for 21st century women, says Djam Bakhshandegi

As we celebrate women who are making it happen on International Women’s Day on 8 March, we are profiling some of Microsoft’s leading ladies. Corporate Social Investment Lead, Djam Bakhshandegi, shares her pride in seeing women leaders leaning in and supporting one another and encourages young women to pursue STEM … Read more »

Celebrating women in ICT with Tonia Kariuki

Posted by Editorial Team  In celebration of International Women’s Day, which took place on 8 March, we wanted to profile one of Microsoft’s leading ladies – Tonia Kariuki, the Marketing Director for our 4Afrika Initiative. Tonia loves being a woman in the ICT industry because of its energy and innovative nature. She … Read more »

What more can we do to inspire women to join the tech industry?

Guest post by Agatha Gikunda, East Africa’s Head of the Software Service Group, Intel Corporation As we celebrate women’s day today, I remember almost two decades ago, when I moved from Nairobi to Vancouver to get my Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. I was one of only a handful of women in … Read more »

Bridging the gender gap and empowering women in ICT

“No country can get ahead if it leaves half of its people behind,” said the US Secretary of State, John Kerry. He was talking about the importance of gender equality, which is something Microsoft takes very seriously, especially in Africa where the gender gap can be wide. It is also … Read more »