Despite the continued prognostication by Microsoft regarding sweeping initiatives to combat systemic gender inequality in its workplaces, things aren’t changing as quickly as the company would like to narrate.
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day and Microsoft is celebrating the day with a new campaign to inspire women around the world to #MakeWhatsNext.
Microsoft UK has published a new post which highlights how DigiGirlz events in the UK also encouraged young women to “create amazing things.”
Microsoft’s “Women Made” ad won the top spot in Ace Metrix’s list of their “Top 10 Breakthrough ads,” scoring a likability rating of 771 and an attention score of 769.
According to a new study, computer code written by women gets higher approval rating, when compared with code written by men in the US. The researchers analyzed data from 1.4 million users of the open source software-sharing service, Github. The researchers discovered that pull requests, which are suggested code changes that are made on Github […]
At an event titled Hack for Her Summit, Microsoft’s recent acquisition all-star Peggy Johnson took the stage to cement a relatively unspoken cultural phenomenon. Microsoft’s executive vice president of business development spoke to a crowd gathered at the Impact Hub in Seattle about the buying power of women in established as well as emerging markets. We […]
Microsoft is looking to add some “presenters passionate about gaming” to its 16th annual Women in Gaming Luncheon. The Women in Gaming Luncheon this year will be held during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, and will be home to more than 200 women looking to network in the gaming community. Last year […]
In a new report by the Pew Research Center (PRC), women surprisingly outnumber men when it comes to console ownership. Looking over the study, it appears that 42% of females own consoles, compared with 37% of males. It’s a slight lead, but it would be interesting to see where and how the PRC collected their findings […]
There are a handful of names that typically surface when Microsoft is mentioned. Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer are usually among the top two, with Paul Allen rounding out the names that represent an older Microsoft. With Steve Ballmer’s departure a little over a year ago signaling the passing of the old guard at Microsoft, […]
For over 15 year’s Microsoft’s Xbox team has held an annual Women in Gaming Luncheon. The event is intended to celebrate women who are a part of the gaming industry and particularly those who have made significant marks in contribution to the gaming industry. Last week Microsoft did a little something different than they have previously. In the […]