Microsoft, one of the world’s biggest tech companies, wants to help women in India’s tech world. They plan to teach 75,000 women about latest advanced tech skills like cloud computing and AI. This is part of the company’s ‘Code; Without Barriers’ program that looks for everyone to have the same chance to succeed in tech.
Microsoft’s chairman and chief executive, Satya Nadella, shared the news during the Microsoft AI Tour in Bengaluru. He talked about how AI is changing the way developers make things. He simultaneously praised the cool things Indian developers are doing.
Under the ‘Code; Without Barriers’ program, Microsoft will offer specialized training, certifications, and support to women developers across India. Microsoft is teaming up with corporate giants like Accenture and HCL Technologies to help women succeed in tech jobs. They want to make sure women have all the support they need to do good in technical roles.
India is making a big impact in the tech world and particularly on platforms like GitHub where developers work together on software projects. Microsoft says India is second in the world for AI projects on GitHub and could become the platform’s biggest developer community by 2027, beating even the United States.
Microsoft wants to do more than just help women in tech. They also want to boost India’s AI skills. Alongside training 75,000 women developers, Microsoft aims to teach 2 million Indians about AI by 2025. They are teaming up with local startups like Sarvam AI to make AI education accessible to everyone and encourage innovation in India’s growing tech scene.
Microsoft’s efforts to support women in Indian tech fit with what other big tech companies are doing. Google and Meta are also investing in India’s growing pool of tech talent.
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