Last year, Microsoft announced several commitments to address racial inequities. Among those was a commitment to establishing strategies to strengthen Black and Brown communities.

That’s when Microsoft created the Nonprofit Tech Acceleration for Black and African American Communities, a program dedicated to providing access to technical support at no cost to nonprofits that support Black communities.

Black Girls Rock! has entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft to build technology infrastructure and empower more Black girls to become leaders in the tech industry.

The historic partnership provides access to culturally relevant programs including leadership development and STEM education. The goal of the alliance is to strengthen the transformative work of Black Girls Rock! via the technology and scale of Microsoft’s ecosystem.

Since 2006, Black Girls Rock! has been committed to mentoring, enriching and educating the next generation of young women leaders by giving girls the tools needed to develop leadership skills, refine critical thinking, and increase civic engagement.

This new collaboration with Microsoft will enable the brand to scale and launch new programs designed to affirm Black girls and cultivate their leadership potential.