Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Technology

By Kari Sherrodd, senior manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global day since the early 1900’s to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Microsoft is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day across our offices around the world. Microsoft News Center also shares the stories of five inspiring women from Microsoft, and how they hope to motivate and encourage more girls to explore careers in technology.

As part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative to create opportunities for young people through education, employment and entrepreneurship, Microsoft hopes to inspire and empower more girls to realize their potential and follow their dreams. To learn more about International Women’s Day, visit