About Avanade & Women In Cloud Partnership

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 60,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees, and their customers. We have been recognized, together with our parent Accenture, as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges. We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation.

Through the partnership, Avanade leaders will serve as advisors and speakers in the WIC community, and the two organizations will partner on networking and recruiting initiatives while advancing ESG & DEI Goals in the tech industry. Geetha Gandhi, part of Avanade’s Technology Leadership Career Path and Global Lead for the Cloud Center of Excellence will service as Avanade’s partnership sponsor.

“I have had the honor of speaking at Women in Cloud events previously, and have always been deeply impressed by the organization’s commitment to creating change through representation, recruitment and relationship building,” said Pam Maynard, Avanade CEO. “I am thrilled to formalize our partnership so that we can help further our shared goals in deeper, more impactful ways.”