At Microsoft, we’re proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation. But it’s important to note that our journey is a continuous one of growth and learnings – as all should be.
In the UK, only 22 percent of people working in STEM in 2019 are women. At Microsoft there are 29.7 percent of women in roles globally. This number has continued to grow each year as we focus on inclusive hiring practices and building programmes and support to close the gender gap.
For organisations, it can be tough to realise an unconscious bias. However, recognising this is just the first step. For women and girls, it can be tough to find real experiences from other women who are in a tech career or on the path.
Read about what we are doing to reduce the gender gap in technology and how you can learn best practices and tips to introduce a more diverse and inclusive culture.
Building digital and soft skills
Building digital skills and soft skills in students is important to futureproof their careers and build a confident, innovative workforce. Learn about some tips organisations and schools can use to drive positive reinforcement of these skills and raise the interest of tech roles for girls.
Female leaders who have each founded a tech start-up using AI to create positive social impact, discuss their experiences of being a female leader.
By Alissa Warne
Only one in three entrepreneurs in the UK are female. Discover three skills female founders say were their keys to success.
By Georgina Bowis
As talent acquisition lead, Georgina talks about the difficulties of attracting women to STEM roles and what schools should do to improve the skills gender gap in the workforce of the future.
Meet Avye, an 11 year old with a passion for coding. Find out how to build digital skills and a passion for STEM in girls, and learn about how Avye is leading the pack with her own coding workshops.
By Miloni Patel
Miloni leads the Cloud Technical team that helps schools and educational institutions across the UK and Europe realise the potential of the cloud. Discover her path to STEM and her tips for empowering students.
By Phoebe Graham
Having diverse groups helps organisations be more innovative and collaborative. Phoebe talks about the importance of getting girls interested in STEM from a young age.
Read about how our female early-in-career employees and apprentices are driving the positive representation of women in tech and learn about how a manager can help these employees reach success.
By Holly Manley
Holly is a Cloud Solution Architect apprentice in Microsoft. Learn about a day in her life and the work she has done promoting tech careers to female university undergraduates.
By Gillian Banks
Gillian shares some tips to managers get the best from their apprentice and grow them into fantastic employees.
By Alisha Agarwal
Alisha shares her experience at Microsoft and how its commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture is shown through their ‘come as you are’ values.
Culture and encouraging diversity and inclusion
The most important part of an organisation is the culture. Discover the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce and how employees can be empowered to take their own wellbeing in their hands.
By Kristina Michalsky and Anjana Srinivasan
Join Kristina and Anjana as they discuss how organisations can improve diversity, including gender diversity throughout the business.
By Joanne Gilhooley
Joanne talks about how organisations can have more diverse, innovative, and happier cultures by reducing the gender gap and encouraging women in tech.
By Sarah Hicks
Discover how investing in your employees diversity and inclusion builds a more innovative, productive, and profitable organisation.
By Angela Bos
Empowering employees to take control of their mental wellbeing is important for a productive and happy workforce. Angela gives us some tips on using technology to help manage stress.
By Eve Joseph
Eve speaks to three female entrepreneurs on their tips and tricks to help build confidence and offer inspiration.