CARSOME and Microsoft Empower Women in Tech Across Asia

CARSOME, Southeast Asia’s largest integrated car e-commerce platform, has joined forces with Microsoft to drive women’s participation and leadership in technology. The partnership will adopt Microsoft‘s Code; Without Barriers initiative, which offers upskilling courses, hackathons, skills challenges, and mentorship programs for women employees across CARSOME’s operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore. The initiative aims to enhance employability for women, create a more equal workforce, and establish a strong ecosystem and community of women leaders in artificial intelligence and technology to accelerate national digital transformation and innovation. Malay-majority Penang Seats Pose Challenge for PH 2 The green wave may continue in Penang seats during the state elections soon but food distribution during the campaign may change sentiments Lastest Malaysia NewsAzam Saham According to a World Economic Forum study, only 26% of professionals in data and AI are women, and only 12% are cloud computing professionals. Despite a strong record among Southeast Asian technology companies to hire women, the region is still far from reaching true parity in the number of women who work in tech compared with other industries. To close this gender gap, the collaboration between CARSOME and Microsoft aims to strengthen enablers that are key to providing women with access to innovation and technology-related opportunities. More on Women in Tech CARSOME’s Group President & Chief Financial Officer, Juliet Zhu, said, “CARSOME is strongly positioned to support and accelerate women’s representation in the tech and automotive sectors. Towards this end, CARSOME will digitally upskill 30% of our women employees by 2026 in our offices across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia, especially in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Data, and Technology.” The collaboration cements CARSOME’s ambition to help drive more equitable growth, especially in the frontier markets it is present in. The Director of Developers and Digital Natives at Microsoft…

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