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MICROSOFT CELEBRATES INT’L WOMEN’S MONTH: How STEM can make Pinays game changers, tech leaders

WOMEN in science and technology seem are few compared to men. 

Many of the major scientific and technological breakthroughs were made by or discovered by women. Ada Lovelace for example, is known in the information technology world as the first programmer using code. She developed an algorithm intended to be executed by the first modern computer known as the Analytical Engine. Madamé Marie Curie her findings on radioactivity. Three women, mathematician Katherine Johnson, aerospace engineer Mary Jackson and human computer and mathematician Dorothy Vaughan helped map the crucial formulas needed to get a manned spaceship into earth’s orbit preparatory to the moon landing. Their exploits made into a movie called “Hidden Figures.”

Women definitely have a place in science and technology. And to forward this idea, technology leader Microsoft, in celebration of the International Women’s Month, launched the #MakeWhatsNext campaign, aimed at encouraging young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

“We want to change the way young women view STEM by letting them envision how technology, science, engineering can be tools used to solve global challenges; how their interests today could turn into a job of the future,” Dr. Daiana Beitler, Philanthropies Director, Microsoft Asia said.

DIGIGIRLZ 2018. To effect this initiative, Microsoft gathered over 200 female Filipina learners from various schools for DigiGirlz 2018—designed inspire young women to pursue careers in the field of STEM.

 “The Philippines is one of the most gender equal countries in the world and is in fact the only Asian country in the top ten of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report in 2017. With DigiGirlz, Microsoft seeks not just to further improve gender equality in the country, but also to empower women to do and achieve more with technology,” Hans Bayaborda, Managing Director, Microsoft Philippines explained.

The program aimed to; 1) Increase awareness about what we, together with our partners, are doing to reduce the gender gap in STEM; 2) Influence audience to believe that STEM can lead to exciting and meaningful career paths, by enabling them to tackle big challenges impacting people and the world; 3) Empower audience with resources to learn about computer science and STEM career paths.

“We’re inviting girls to explore their passions further and gain insights from LinkedIn on how to make their dream job a reality. To make it happen, we are introducing all girls, including those from underserved communities, to female role models from different industries as well as hands-on, purpose-driven experiences where STEM concepts are linked to real-life situations,” Beitler said.

GIRLS WILL CODE. Isabel Sieh is 15 years old. She is proficient in Java, C++ and is starting out with Python. These are programming languages that may be alien to many, but is slang to her. At her age she is considered as the youngest programmer in the country. Sieh shared the story of how she founded her company, “Girls Will Code” when she was 11. She spoke of how her love for coding opened the door for other young girls to break the barrier and pursuit a career in STEM. Her company, encourages young women to code debunking most of the myths surrounding the field.

The 200 female learners in attendance had the chance to hear other stories of prominent female figures in various fields at the Asia Pacific College. Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative Sharon Garin enlightened the young girls as she shared her experiences working in a male-dominated environment. She reminded the students to be brave, to talk louder, study harder and never let gender become a barrier in achieving more. 

“Education is the key to make women free,” she said in the hopes of inspiring the young minds.

Women from Microsoft also shared their own personal stories of empowerment. Microsoft Philippines’ OCP director Eileen Ong encouraged more girls to not be bound by gender stereotypes and pursue a career in STEM. 

Clarissa Segismundo, Microsoft Education Programs Lead, shared the value of taking risks, of the difference between learning-it-all and knowing-it all, and of the importance of finding your purpose.

The plenary also covered the importance of inclusion and diversity; how technology is making waves to equalize people with disability. The message? DigiGirlz of today who will become the women of tech tomorrow, will carry the torch to invent something that will eventually benefit the world.

(LESS THAN AN) HOUR OF CODE. In addition to the plenary, the young women were invited to envision their careers, acquire new skills, and see the jobs of tomorrow related to STEM through coding sessions, soft skill workshops, and interactive demos on AI, Coding, and HoloLens. They experienced hands on coding by doing Minecraft’s Hour of Code with most learners finishing the coding session in less than hour!

“The stereotype that only men can excel in the tech and engineering industries is wrong. In this digital age, the future career opportunities will be in STEM, and we have a responsibility to encourage and support young women to follow this path. By choosing a career in STEM, young women and men will achieve their true potential and help change the world,” Wendy Johnstone, Microsoft General Manager, Marketing and Operations concluded.

To learn more about #MakeWhatsNext, visit www.makewhatsnext.com. To find out more about Microsoft Philanthropies’ initiatives in the Philippines, search for microsoft-philanthropies. – Raymond G.B. Tribdino
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