March 2015

7 articles


Employee Stories

How i got started in it: from shoes to SharePoint architect

Posted by Michelle Caldwell on March 24, 2015

How I got started in IT in an unlikely way. I was in retail management (athletic shoes) at the time and I was looking for a career that would provide better hours and benefits. I was in my early twenties and decided to take a temp job at a large insurance company HQ in Columbus, Ohio. I had no previous experience in IT but I demonstrated a willingn...


Employee Stories

Embracing opportunities for growth at Avanade

Posted by Julie Madayag on March 13, 2015

I’m very proud to say I’ve been able to grow my career at Avanade over the last 12 years by embracing new opportunities that have come my way. It’s been a wild ride and one that keeps going. Back in 2003, during my senior year at the University of Washington, I came across a posting for a recruiting/HR internship at a newly formed company called Av...


Career Focus

Q&A with Jessica Twentyman, freelance journalist

Posted by Avanade News on March 12, 2015

How do professional women outside of Avanade juggle work/life balance, use technology to do their jobs more effectively and build listening skills? As part of Avanade's International Women’s Day events, Avanade asked freelance journalist Jessica Twentyman to give her perspective on these topics—and more. What is the single most important thing you...


Avanade Spotlight

Spotlight on Susie Wolff, test driver, Williams Martini Racing

Posted by Avanade News on March 11, 2015

Formula One driver Susie Wolff is no stranger to adversity. She's had to constantly knock on a closing door throughout her career despite her obvious talent, speed and professionalism in order to reach her goal of becoming one of only four women within a decade to drive a Formula One car. This year marks her first as the official test driver for th...


Events and Activities

International Women's Day 2015: make it happen

Posted by Avanade News on March 9, 2015

This is a guest blog post written by Avanade alum, Eddie Pate. All around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women. Thousands of events occur to ...


Women at Avanade

New Avanade program for women: realize your potential

Posted by Avanade News on March 6, 2015

This is a guest blog post written by Avanade alum, Vikki Leach. As part of our quest to attract, develop and retain female talent that contributes to a gender-balanced organization, the Woman@Avanade campaign continues to grow. First, we developed a dedicated program called the ‘Accelerator Program for Women' targeted to women at group manage...


Events and Activities

Celebrating International Women's Day around the globe at Avanade

Posted by Avanade News on March 4, 2015

Avanade supports and celebrates International Women's Day as the premier global event recognizing the achievements of women.


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