COMPAREX Canada Partners with Enterprising Women® to bring STEM Scholarship to Canada

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 /CNW/ -- COMPAREX Canada, global Microsoft partner and managed services provider, sponsors female engineering student to participate in STEM-focused international event. As a diverse, global organization in the technology sector, COMPAREX Canada places immense value on supporting future generations of science, technology, engineering and math professionals.

COMPAREX Canada is pleased to announce its corporate sponsorship for the Young Enterprising Women in STEM Awards. This is the first time a Canadian student has been a part of this significant American event. The Young Enterprising Women in STEM Awards takes place April 2 – 4th at the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"We were happy to bring this important opportunity to a Canadian student for the first time," says COMPAREX Canada General Manager Jason Mackay.  "STEM initiatives for young women are very important both in our tech sector and society as a whole."

The Enterprising Women Foundation Mentoring Program provides high school girls with an opportunity to meet and connect with outstanding female entrepreneurs and leaders in STEM-based fields and other industries. This event recognizes their leadership potential, inspires them to dream big and focuses on the next steps to realize their potential.

Nafisa Ahmed, senior student at Jarvis Collegiate, is this year's scholarship recipient after winning the essay contest. Her sights are set on becoming an Environmental Engineer and improving water quality in India. "This will be an amazing experience for me as I will get to meet some incredible women. I'm so excited!"

"Diversity is our strength," says Mackay. "Many voices and experiences foster richer communication and innovation. We know Nafisa will be inspired by the Young Enterprising Women event and we wish her all the best for her future."

With a magazine circulation of over 200K and digital reach of 1.4 million, Enterprising Women is the voice of women entrepreneurs. Beth Blake, VP of Operations and ex-pat Canadian is delighted Nafisa is coming. "This makes our event officially international and we're so grateful to COMPAREX Canada!"

COMPAREX is a global IT provider specializing in license management, sourcing, technical product consulting and cloud-based professional services. With a track record spanning thirty years, COMPAREX serves the public-sector, SMB and large international corporations. Its portfolio includes software licenses from more than 3,000 vendors as well as consultancy and professional services. The COMPAREX Group employs more than 2,450 people at over 80 locations in 35 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. In fiscal year 2015/16 the COMPAREX Group generated (preliminary) revenue of €1.909 billion / $ 2.109 billion. www.comparex-group.com

SOURCE COMPAREX Canada

For further information: Nada Zaidi, nada.zaidi@comparex.ca, http://www.comparex.ca


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