Improving the lives of young people around the world

Corporate citizenship is fundamental to the work we do at Avanade. While we apply innovation Microsoft technology to challenges faced by businesses and governments, we recognize that there is a further opportunity to help young people get the right start in life. We want to enable young people and their communities to achieve more through the power of our people and digital innovation.

"At Avanade, our purpose is to make a genuine human impact for our people, our clients, and our communities. How do we achieve this? We do what matters. I am so proud of the work we do to make a positive impact on our communities by being responsible in everything we do, from our focus on sustainability, green software, and ethical AI to our commitment to corporate citizenship. We’re dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world, by enabling them to achieve more through digital innovation."

Pam Maynard Chief Executive Officer, Avanade

The workforce of tomorrow

We recognize there’s no shortage of worthy causes in the world today. But we want to channel our energy toward one that is near to our hearts and our business: preparing the next generation, with a special focus on young women, to join the digital workforce of the future. Our focus is to make a genuine human impact by empowering and upskilling young men and women through a range of opportunities and programs, including the following:

  • Our Avanade STEM Scholarship, for young women wishing to study the STEM disciplines
  • Our partnership with Junior Achievement, which offers young men and women the opportunity to learn about business, leadership and entrepreneurship
  • Our new initiative, Technology for Social Good, which is about delivering Microsoft technologies to non-profit organizations and charities in the social sector

More about corporate citizenship

Corporate citizenship is a story we write every day. We focus on helping improve the lives of people in the communities where we work and on the planet that we share.

Our global achievements

Avanade’s corporate citizenship initiatives are making a lasting human impact worldwide.

$100K+ raised

for charities across the globe since the launch of Avanade Gives

40 women

supported in higher education through Avanade’s STEM Scholarship

1,259 students

supported in skill development by Avanade employees with Junior Achievement 2017- 2018

800+ hours

volunteered by Avanade employees to Junior Achievement activities


1,000+ women

mentored by Avanade employees with The Aspire Foundation

490 girls

attended leadership programs with Avanade volunteers in Norway

168 girls

introduced to STEM careers through job shadowing in Brazil, Spain and Italy

130 students

received resume assistance by Avanade volunteers in the Netherlands

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