Women and girls are extremely underrepresented in science and technology in the developing and developed world. In an effort to encourage more women to consider careers in information and communication technology (ICT) fields, Microsoft is supporting the International Telecommunications Union for its annual Girls in ICT Day on April 25. Girls in ICT Day brings together girls, young women and university students to attend events hosted by ICT companies, NGOs and government agencies around the world.

Microsoft believes that in order to build the most innovative technology solutions and solve the world’s toughest problems, we need teams that are diverse. To achieve that, we must not only ensure that Microsoft Research is a great place for women researchers and engineers to work, we must also join with others to help bridge the gender gap in technology careers. View a video on bridging the gender gap in IT.

Read more on Microsoft's Corporate Citizenship Blog about how we are making an impact on women and girls in providing them with the opportunities and skills needed to be successful in ICT careers.