Telangana inks deal with Microsoft to empower women entrepreneurs

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Hyderabad:IT major Microsoft has announced a partnership with the Government of Telangana’s Women Entrepreneurs Hub (WE Hub) to empower women entrepreneurs and technologists in the region.

This partnership will focus on designing and execution of learning activities and tools that will enable women to innovate and encourage girls to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The partnership will provide the WE Hub communities access to the state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure at Microsoft Garage.

This initiative will help bridge that gap, as it will give women the opportunity to network and innovate alongside other women in STEM fields including transformational technologies like cloud and AI, empowering them to become an active part of the technology ecosystem in India.

Commenting on the partnership WE Hub CEO Deepthi Ravula said, “Digital technology is changing the lives of Indians across every section of society. Working with global technology leaders such as Microsoft has enabled us to bring a platform meant for growth to the doorstep of women in Telangana.”

IT E & C Department Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said “This initiative will encourage women to actively engage in science and technology and contribute to the field not just with the state but also the nation.”

Microsoft is committed to empower youth in India by helping build skills, providing access to technology, and giving them tools to support their learning. This collaboration is an extension of that effort, where both organisations will leverage each other’s strengths and assist women access more opportunities both as jobseekers and entrepreneurs.

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