Mixer is proud to announce our second annual celebration of Women’s History Month in March! For many, Women’s History Month is an opportunity to celebrate women by honoring the past, informing the present, and inspiring the future. Mixer is grounded in the belief that diversity sparks innovation, and we want to take the opportunity to recognize and showcase the diverse communities that help make Mixer the inclusive and fun platform that we are proud to be!
We’ve got a handful of activations lined up for the month of March, and we’ll kick it off later today with a livestream featuring NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, who recently made history as one-half of the first all-woman spacewalk. Jessica will join us via NASATV LIVE from the International Space Station for a Q&A session with participants, including students at the Museum of Flight in Seattle and viewers from around the world! Be sure to tune in to the Mixer channel at 9:45am PT / 12:45pm ET, and check out the Microsoft InCulture page for more information on Jessica and the upcoming live event!
Support future generations of female content creators & women in tech
In the spirit of enabling future generations and celebrating women in tech who are breaking boundaries, we’ll be incorporating a Tiltify overlay to the NASA livestream, providing viewers the opportunity to donate directly to Girls Who Code, an organization dedicated to providing girls with high-impact, in-depth computer science education in a supportive environment!
Test your knowledge for a chance to win Mixer Embers & Microsoft Store gift cards
Each week in March we’ll drop a new trivia clue on Twitter about an innovative and inspirational woman in tech – respond directly to our tweet and let us know who you think it is! Those who answer correctly will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win Mixer Embers and Microsoft Store gift cards! Click here for official contest rules and guidelines.
Celebrate women on Mixer
All month we’ll feature our female Mixer Partners and special WHM events on the Mixer homepage. In addition, we’ll provide the Mixer community with WHM-themed stream overlays and will launch two WHM-themed Sparks Skills to use across the platform all month. We’ll also launch a new Embers Skill every week; each one representative of an innovative woman in tech. All six Skills will be available for a limited time, so use them while you can!
Be sure to tune in to the Microsoft Store Mixer channel on March 8th at 12pm PT / 3pm PT for a special Women in Gaming Panel broadcasting LIVE from Microsoft Store San Diego featuring Halee Mason from Cloud9 esports and other influential women in tech!
For more information on how Microsoft is supporting Women’s History Month, check out these awesome resources:
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