On March 8 every year, International Women’s Day is celebrated all around the world to recognize the contributions and achievements of women across various communities, while calling for greater equality. This year, the theme #MakeItHappen aims to encourage effective action for advancing and recognizing women.
In our lead-up to International Women’s Day on 8 March, we caught up with Michelle Sandford, Service Delivery Manager at Microsoft, who offered her perspectives on how to attract more young women to join—and stay in—the technology sector.
By Jin Hee Bae, Community Affairs Manager, Microsoft KoreaKorean students are not strangers to the importance of academic credentials, whether to secure a place in their preferred university or to apply for their dream job. While this focus on academic achievement has helped raise education standards in South Korea, an increasing number of youth are finding it hard to keep up with the competitive demands of today’s job market.