Women at Microsoft Employee Resource Group
Women at Microsoft Employee Resource Group (ERG) is the women's employee resource group at Microsoft.
Facts About Women at Microsoft ERG
- The Women at Microsoft ERG was originally founded in the fall of 1990.
- More than 12,000 women employees worldwide are currently members of the Women at Microsoft ERG.
- Women at Microsoft ERG maintains chapters worldwide.
- Jeanne Sheldon, Corporate Vice President, Information Worker, serves as the group's executive sponsor. The organization is run by an elected board of volunteers.
Women at Microsoft ERG and the Community
This resource group is committed to actively contributing to the growth and development of local communities, with a particular focus on educating youth and exposing them to emerging technologies and career opportunities in the information technology industry. An example of Women at Microsoft ERG’s activities is:
- DigiGirlz Day. In 2006, Women at Microsoft ERG introduced the DigiGirlz Day for young women in high school. Designed to provide young women with an opportunity to discuss their college plans, the annual event features guest speakers and networking sessions focused on enabling young women to explore the opportunities available in technology and business careers. These events now occur annually at Microsoft offices around the world. For more information on the DigiGirlz Day, contact email@example.com.