Microsoft & Fondazione Mondo Digitale

Microsoft & Fondazione Mondo Digitale

In the past decade, Microsoft Italy has promoted different initiatives to foster gender equality at work and encourage STEM career paths for young women. Since 2013, under the umbrella brand of “Nuvola Rosa - Pink Cloud”, Microsoft offers to girls between 13 and 24 years an extensive programme of free training focused on STEM subjects (computer science, coding, app development, etc).

Microsoft is pledging to train in-person 2,500 girls in 2018, supported by peer-to-peer activities made in schools and sustained in partnership with Fondazione Mondo Digitale. Recently Nuvola Rosa-Pink cloud extended its technology education offer to little girls at primary and secondary schools (K-12) by creating a stimulating environment for children to explore STEM. 

Pledge Category

Digital skills in education
Digital skills for labour force

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2018
End date: 31/12/2018

Other Pledge details

Local/National scope:
Public Funding: NO

Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company which aims to tackle job creation to help fight unemployment; fuel innovation; improve transparency, productivity and efficiency for local businesses and government and contribute to building an inclusive society.

Fondazione Mondo Digitale

Fondazione Mondo Digitale (FMD) is committed to the creation of an inclusive knowledge society in which innovation, education, inclusion, and fundamental values all work together for the benefit of everyone without discrimination of any kind. Its mission is to promote the sharing of human knowledge, social inclusion and innovation with particular orientation towards both the school world and the categories at greatest risk of exclusion (the elderly, migrants, unemployed young people, and others) thru technology based programs. Fondazione Mondo Digitale operates at local, national, and international level by developing models of intervention that can be replicated anywhere.

Qualitative Impact

• Sensitize Public Opinion and all key influencers on the urgency to foster innovation and technology as a benefit to Economic Growth.
• Elevate the debate on gender equality in technology and encourage girls to move towards STEM courses as an opportunity for the future.
• Build partnerships and connections with public and private sector in order to create a unique trend of opinion.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People trained face2face/young women Italian girls trained to build a pipeline of women and girls with digital skills ready to enter the labor market 2,500 N/A
School/company collaboration/young girls Peer-to-Peer activities in-schools 200 N/A

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

No evidence available about the progress.

Milestones

Milestone name Completion date Status
2500 Female Students trained in Pink cloud sixth edition 31/12/2018
200 Female Students Peer-to-Peer activities carried out in-schools 31/12/2018