Latina college students in Los Angeles received key insights and tips on opportunities in the tech industry at Mount St. Mary's College's "Final Destination – Job & Internship Fair 2012" that took place Tuesday, March 27th.
Microsoft executive Evelyn Morgan was on hand to speak on how Microsoft continues to strive for diversification in the technology and creates opportunities for women and minorities. She answered questions from students on choosing a tech based career.
Much of the public is unaware of the opportunities for women and minorities in the technology industry, many of which are being led by Microsoft as it aspires to be a model for other technology based companies. As Mount St. Mary's College is a predominantly women's college with over three quarters of its student population being of Latino descent, this was a wonderful opportunity to educate and facilitate change.
Key issues highlighted included:
• Ways in which Microsoft is encouraging diversification and opportunities to women and minorities, which include grants, scholarships, and event sponsorships
• The demographic changes in the tech industry
• How Microsoft is leading the industry with specific programs to bring innovative products and services to minorities and women
• The importance of diversity in the tech industry