Tech training for young women

Jennifer Roberts

I am committed to introducing more young women to careers in science, technology, engineering and math and am pleased that Microsoft shares this commitment.  Through the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program, we connected over 100 young women with Microsoft’s Charlotte campus and its DigiGirlz initiative to introduce young women to cutting-edge technologies, field-specific skills, and leadership development opportunities.

With Microsoft’s creative partnership, hundreds of young women from Charlotte were able to participate in DigiGirlz, receiving an introduction to the many career fields offered within the High Tech industry, hearing from executive speakers, participating in technology tours and demonstrations, networking, and learning through hands-on experience in workshops.

Expanding access to quality out of school time is a major focus of my administration and I am grateful to Microsoft for giving back to our community through these valuable and much needed programs.