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Women in Business

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Inclusion and Diversity

Diversity is much more than a numbers game

Posted by Avanade News on May 24, 2017

The following blog post was written by Avanade alum Mahnaz Javid. Metrics. It’s how many of us measure our success. If you want to prove impact, you set a measurable goal and achieve it. This gives you something tangible that proves “yes, I’ve done what I needed to do.” In my role as global talent acquisition lead at Avanade, I’m no different – I ...

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Women at Avanade

Thriving as a working mom

Posted by Avanade News on May 9, 2017

The following blog post was written by Avanade alum Marsha Bacalis. When I joined Avanade three years ago, I was expecting my first child. Though I was nervous about the impending life changes – anticipating the arrival of my son coupled with a new role at a dynamic company – I felt both exhilarated and empowered.  Avanade was an attractive employe...

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Events and Activities

Be bold for change

Posted by Pamela Maynard on March 17, 2017

Last week, the world celebrated International Women’s Day. This year’s theme, “Be Bold for Change”, has profound meaning for me and embodies what we aim to do every day at Avanade. For the past five years, International Women’s Day has been a key date in Avanade’s calendar. Each year, we kick start a month long round of celebrations with 60 events ...

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Inclusion and Diversity

Now and together: let’s close the gender pay gap

Posted by Avanade News on January 19, 2017

The following blog post was written by Avanade alum Mick Slattery. One of the first things that catches my eye when walking into any Avanade office is a striking orange poster that proudly displays the company's five core values. We change things for the better. We innovate with passion and purpose. We deliver with excellence. We b...

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Employee Stories

Life at Avanade with Marie-claire Latour

Posted by Marie-Claire Latour on May 5, 2016

The opportunity to work on a global stage combined with my curiosity about the power of the relationship between Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade - and how it can be leveraged for client value - first brought me to Avanade. Now, it's the culture and the people I enjoy most, and that make me excited to start working every day. I'm proud to be part o...

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Events and Activities

Avanade celebrates IWD around the globe

Posted by Courteney Malon on April 19, 2016

I had the honor of co-chairing this year's International Women's Day global initiatives at Avanade. Although very exciting, it was a daunting task to organize this global event, which is Avanade's single largest gender awareness activity for our company. This was the fourth year that we have celebrated the event and making sure we had global partic...

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Women at Avanade

What do world class marathoners have to do with my hope for parity?

Posted by Avanade News on March 3, 2016

This is a guest blog post written by Avanade alum, Eddie Pate. I love Avanade's 2016 International Women's Day (IWD) theme. We initially said, “Pay it Forward—A Pledge for Parity,” but realized the phrase (Pay it Forward) may be too US centric and decided to tap into one of Avanade's core values, Everyone Counts, to intersect with the...

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Career Focus

10 tips to coming back to work after a career break

Posted by Avanade News on January 28, 2016

This is a guest blog post written by Avanade alum, Els Hol-Ferman. This blog originally published on WITI. Coming back from a career break can be a daunting proposition. Women have career breaks for a number of reasons, with maternity leave being one of the most common. In partnership with Talent Keepers, Avanade is running an event in the UK this ...

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Corporate Citizenship

500 mentors & counting: changing the lives of women around the globe

Posted by Avanade News on January 14, 2016

This is a guest blog post written by Avanade alum, Vikki Leach. When Avanade announced its global charity partnership with The Aspire Foundation in September 2015, Dr Sam Collins, the CEO and founder, had over 500 mentees from charities and social organizations waiting for a corporate mentor. It was with this in mind that Avanade CEO, Adam Warby, s...

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Events and Activities

Amazing opportunities at Grace Hopper 2015

Posted by Avanade News on October 5, 2015

This is a guest blog post written by Avanade alum, Eddie Pate. The Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), taking place October 14-16th in Houston, Texas, honors women in computing and Avanade will be right in the middle of it all. For me, as the Leader of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) at Avanade, I see this event unfolding in two ways. The first way comes...

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