We re-affirm our commitment to the values that AmCham stands for and that we share.
Kārlis Danēvičs, Board member, Head of Credits and Risk at SEB Banka
On March 30, Microsoft Latvia in cooperation with Riga TechGirls organized an event for 50 young teenage girls to inspire them to pursue a future career in ICT.
The event was part of Microsoft's global initiative Make What's Next to encourage young female talent to consider tech as a future career path. Marianne Roling, General Manager of Microsoft CEE SMS&P business, kicked off the evening and shared her experiences on career development in ICT. Marianne's speech was followed by two presentations from local start-up leaders, Alise from Infogr.am and Sabine from Sorry As A Service. Furthermore, the event featured a fun coding exercise, which proved to be much exciting for the girls. Altogether, the feedback from the participants was very positive. One of the attendees sent the following e-mail after the event: "I just wanted to let you know that the event was truly fantastic. I had a great time and I am happy that I could be among those 50 girls who had the opportunity to participate. Thank you again - it was a great event!"
The event was covered by 8 leading technology, education and business portals in Latvia, including two main printed daily newspapers Diena and Neatkarīgā Rīta Avīze.
Together with AmCham we can develop our networking not only in the local market with local companies, but also reach out to good partners far away from Latvia.
Ugis Grigorjevs, Head of Sales at Nordwoc