Microsoft India Launches WIT Initiative to Attract Women in IT Industry

September 28, 2014
Editor: Arnold Hou

Microsoft India recently launched Women in Technology (WIT), an initiative aimed at bringing in, attracting and retaining more women in the IT industry.

Microsoft will train and mentor 1 million women which will include female school students, young women students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) colleges, women IT professionals and women entrepreneurs in the next 12 months.

WIT is the premier organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry.

With nearly 1,000 members in the Washington, D.C.-area, WIT strives to meet its vision of being the premier organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry. It aims to advance women in technology from the classroom to the boardroom by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education.

Bhaskar Pramanik, chairperson of Microsoft India said, "In the first year, we and our partners will train and mentor the next one million women and help them join, grow and succeed in the IT industry."

"We are excited by the Government of India's Digital India vision. At Microsoft, we have been running various IT skills development and education programs for young people for over 20 years. With this new initiative, we want to focus on helping women who aspire to be IT professionals," Pramanik added.

(Source: cnbeta.com/Translated by Women of China)

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