When it comes to taking the initiative about society welfare, Microsoft has always been the front runner and has initiated several welfare activities for many years. Here Microsoft is back with one such great initiative called as Microsoft’s Big Dream Movement — a new effort to attract more girls in science and technology. The Big Dream Movement aims to bring organizations, academia, and resources to girls around the world to help them pursue a future in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.
Big Dream Movement
Microsoft announced The Big Dream Movement at the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which started at United Nations Headquarters in New York just two days after International Women’s Day. CSW is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal global policymaking body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women.
Microsoft’s Big Dream Movement is anchored by Big Dream, a documentary film that follows the stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passions in STEM fields. Pleased to be underwriting this film and has partnered with several organizations around the world to bring this movement across the world.
Mentions, Rane Johnson-Stempson, Principal Research Director, Education and Scholarly Communication, Microsoft Research Connections, at the MSDN Blogs,
“During the UN Women Session at CSW, on behalf of Microsoft I took part in a wide-ranging discussion of what must be done to attract more women to STEM fields. Session participants agreed that it is time to change the message and help women become producers instead of consumers of technology, and to empower women to help create the solutions for the future. This summer (northern hemisphere), our website, BigDreamMovement.com, will go live, providing a portal for you to learn about programs and tools that promote computing and STEM”.
To reach out maximum corners across the globe Microsoft is asking its users to SKYPE Big Dream Movement and leave a personal video message.
Let’s join Microsoft in making this movement a successful one.