Microsoft’s Code Without Barriers to uplift APAC women in tech
Microsoft and 13 companies across nine Asia Pacific countries last month launched Code; Without Barriers to help close the gender gap in the region’s fast-growing cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), and digital technology sectors.
The program provides a platform to enable female developers, coders, and other technical talents to contribute towards inclusive economic growth, encourage innovation, and better reflect the societal makeup of their region.
“The balance between consumption and creation is changing. We see developers increasingly influencing every business process and function. This is why Code; Without Barriers was created. We identified an urgent need to increase the diversity of cloud, AI and technical talent in APAC, so every country can achieve their national digital agendas and have truly inclusive economic growth,” said Andrea Della Mattea, President for Microsoft in the Asia Pacific.