Kiley Surma

As part of the Modern Workplace, Kiley is passionate about improving employee experience through culture and the use of collaboration technology. Over the last 5 years at Avanade, Kiley has led a variety of roles across our global HR function – from onboarding to talent acquisition, employee branding to internal communications, diversity recruiting initiatives and candidate experience. Prior to Avanade, Kiley spent several years in a range of marketing strategy and execution positions across the Microsoft partner network. Although born a Minnesotan, Kiley calls Brooklyn home. If she’s not on her Surface or off exploring the world, you can find her practicing yoga, enjoying a glass of red wine with a book and a foster cat, or working on her French.



Supporting my STEM Scholar mentee

Posted on April 28, 2021

Check out this Q&A between Avanade Group Manager Kiley Surma and her mentee from Avanade's STEM Scholar program.


Career Focus

3 ways I use yoga in my career

Posted on September 23, 2020

As part of National Yoga Month, Kiley Surma writes about three ways her yoga practice influences her career.


Employee Stories

Five years of opportunities at Avanade

Posted on May 11, 2020

Kiley Surma marks her five-year anniversary at Avanade with a reflection on the opportunities and challenges she’s faced while here.


Career Focus

Where do you see yourself in 3 years?

Posted on May 10, 2018

Kiley Surma shares her least favorite interview question and how her answer 3 years ago wouldn't align with where she is today - for the better.


Women at Avanade

Takeaways from my first Grace Hopper celebration

Posted on November 2, 2016

I don't consider myself a techie by any stretch of the imagination—but, the attendees of the world's largest women in technology conference sure made me wish I were one. This was my first time attending the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Houston, Texas, and the excitement of the conference left me optimistic for the future of wo...


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