TechHer has been designed for women at all stages of their career, no matter their background. There are three key groups that tend to join our events and community, one of which you may be able to relate to.
Microsoft's TechHer programme has been created to provide women with an opportunity to learn valuable technical and professional skills to help further develop their careers. Through a series of events and learning opportunities, TechHer provides a platform, community and opportunities to help women create new connections, learn from others and explore careers in tech.
New Tech Talent
These women are in education or leaving education and will be new to the world of work. e.g., school, college and university students; and are looking to develop new skills, network and identify new career prospects.
These women are looking to update their skills, network and identify long-term career prospects. They could be career switchers or those looking to return to the workplace after a career break.
These women are IT professionals and business leaders looking to improve their skills, network and identify long-term career prospects. They want to learn to leverage the latest technology to improve organisational and business effectiveness as well as personal productivity.
Whatever your career stage, TechHer has something for you. Explore the TechHer website and join the community to explore ways to learn new skills, connect with others and expand your career opportunities.
Microsoft supports various skills initiatives which have been designed to inspire and inform students of all ages on learning opportunities and experience within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) industry.
Explore the various initiatives available:
Explore the digital future programme
Ages 10-16 years
Explore the digital future programme to prepare young people for the technology-driven world of tomorrow, demonstrate how diversity helps build better technology, and how it can be used as a force for positive change. The programme brings together the best resources from Microsoft and our industry-leading partners.
Ages 11-14 years
The DigiGirlz program provides middle and high school youth who identify as girls, transgender or non-binary with opportunities to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops. While the events are primarily designed for students who identify as girls aged 11 - 14 years from underserved communities, these events are not exclusive to this audience. Tailored experiences may be considered for older students.
Ages 18-25+ years
The TechHer Student community has been created for tech-curious college or university students who are looking to connect with like-minded women where they can learn, network and explore the tech industry. Through the community, women will be able to network with full time Microsoft employees and industry professionals, whilst gaining access to free training and certifications.
TechHer Student community
Microsoft's TechHer Student community has been created for tech-curious college or university students who are looking to connect with like-minded women where they can learn, network and explore the tech industry. By joining the community, women get to network with full time employees at Microsoft and people in the industry, whilst also getting access to free certifications (a great way to make your CV stand out). Women are also encouraged to become a Student Ambassador, allowing them to work with other tech enthusiasts using innovative Microsoft technologies, develop technical and business skills, and gain exclusive perks.
TechHer offers free training days and exam vouchers for Microsoft Azure, Power Platform and AI Fundamentals. TechHer Student accompanies each topic with a session to explain the technology, how it applies to the real world, and additional tips and resources to help you study for the exam.
Come along to one of our breakout rooms, where we have Microsoft employees in both technical and non-technical roles explain their jobs and the skills needed to apply and succeed in them. Breakout rooms allow for a smaller group of people to connect, ask whatever you'd like and get some advice from the professionals in the industry.
We work closely with Student Ambassadors and Imagine Cup - two of Microsoft's student initiatives who provide the opportunity to gain hands on experience with Microsoft technologies through their projects and competitions.
“Really enjoy my time being part of this community, you guys are bringing many opportunities to many women.”
“It's so lovely to be a part of this community. And I can't wait to see how it evolves and meet so many amazing women along the way!”
“I'm super proud to be a part of the TechHer Student community (and in general).”
Want to learn more about other women working in tech? We've interviewed women at Microsoft across a variety of roles who have unique strengths, shared passions but have taken different paths to get into technology.
Explore the stories behind our diverse workforce:
Cloud Solution Architect
“The experiences and skills gained from this role provide endless career opportunities. It equips you with unique lenses that intersect every industry and position you to be at the forefront of some of the world's biggest transformations.”
Cloud Solution Architect
“When I joined Microsoft, I had a path charted out in my mind. But now that I am here, there are endless possibilities ahead of me and I want to take my time exploring!”
Caroline de Sa Luz
Program Manager, Product Dev
“My message is APPLY. Worst case you'll hear a no. Best case you'll hear a yes, and how good does it feel when you hear a yes? You don't tick every single box of the job application? Neither did I and here I am.”
Training Program Manager
“At Microsoft, you are encouraged to be your authentic self. Come as you are, do what you love. It means that people are able to do work that they are genuinely passionate about.”
“My job often feels like joining the dots, both for the customer and within Microsoft and it's great when that comes together to solve a difficult problem or produce something really exciting.”
Account Technology Strategist
“Females have great strengths in being able to listen and understand customer problems. Through understanding your customer's business, you get to add significant value in their digital transformation journey.”
Cloud Solution Architect
“We need women's presence in technology and customer-facing roles more than ever, and it will only happen if women trust their instincts and not be afraid of becoming a technology leader.”
Partner Technical Manager
“It's really important to be an authentic and supportive leader. I like to have fun and the team appreciate that, especially when times are hard. I'm genuinely interested in what makes people tick, I think that's a key skill in getting the best out of people.”
Threat Intel Librarian
“I love that my role combines a broad spectrum of my skills and interests - keeping up with cybersecurity and getting to geek out over tags and taxonomies! I get to work with lots of talented people across Microsoft and the broader threat intel community.”
Customer Advocacy Lead
“I love how we put our customers and partners first at everything we do, and we thrive by delivering the best experience for them while celebrating their successes.”
Senior Cloud Advocate
“My role at Microsoft is giving me a lot of different opportunities and every day I come to work excited. My advice? Do what you enjoy and don't let anyone stop you from following your dream.”
Account Technology Strategist
“I would recommend any role in technology to women. It's an exciting place to be as you can solve big challenges and see the impact that you're making every day. Be daring and try it for yourself, you might just love it!”
At Microsoft, we know that having a diverse workforce is essential if we are going to deliver on our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Whether you're just starting out in your career, returning from a career break, looking for a career pivot or are an experienced professional, explore careers at Microsoft.
We offer a variety of apprenticeships, internships and full-time opportunities designed to empower you. Imagine the impact you can have and jumpstart your career.
Excited about helping customers achieve digital transformation? Or building cutting-edge technologies? Explore career opportunities across a wealth of disciplines.
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