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.