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AWS Boosts Support for Girls in Tech’s Inclusivity Efforts

Cloud services provider increases backing for group aimed at further shrinking the gender gap in the technology workforce.

Expanding on its relationship with Girls in Tech, Amazon Web Services says it plans to back a plethora of programs with the organization to make the tech space more representative of the populace. The deeper connection means AWS will back Girls in Tech’s annual conference and other initiatives, including a re-launched virtual mentorship program and the Amplify startup pitch competition.

Diversity and inclusivity continue to be discussed across the tech sector and this collaboration is just one example of the effort to encourage and empower more women to pursue careers in technology -- a space where women make up just 26% of computer scientists worldwide by estimates cited by Girls in Tech and AWS.

Continue reading: https://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/aws-boosts-support-for-girls-in-techs-inclusivity-efforts/d/d-id/1340681?

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