Leadership Development Program
Paid Parental Leave
Return to Work Policy
Flexible Working Arrangements
Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership
Internal Women's Networking Group
Equal Pay Initiatives
Do What Matters
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. We empower our people to go beyond, with distinctive experiences, limitless learning and ambitious growth, so they feel inspired, confident and cared for.
Inclusion is everyone, everything, every day.
Avanade has pursued a deliberate and purpose-driven strategy around Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) since our founding in 2000. It started with our focus on a challenge that we face: the lack of women in the technology industry. To address that, we had to go to the root of the problem, which was attracting girls and young women to STEM, offering scholarships and creating programs.
But Inclusion & Diversity is not limited to one group of people or one challenge. Inclusion is everyone, everything, every day. It’s the rising tide that lifts all boats. If our inclusive culture doesn’t consider all races, gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disabilities, ages, religions – all people and all phases of life – it falls short.
In 2019, Pam Maynard became not only Avanade’s first woman CEO, but the first CEO who is a woman of color. She is passionate about building on the I&D foundation Avanade had already established with a comprehensive strategy that involves every person at Avanade. In 2020, Hallam Sargeant joined Avanade as our first Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer to help accelerate this vision.
I&D is part of everything we do
Our I&D framework is rooted in three concepts:
Inclusion: ensuring all individuals feel respected, heard, and that they can do their best work
Diversity: ensuring our workforce demographics reflect our clients and communities
Belonging: ensuring that everyone can be their authentic selves at work and that they feel welcomed and valued
To prioritize these concepts, we must invest in tangible, positive actions: create an inclusive culture, activate allyship, increase representation, accelerate development, communicate with transparency and amplify employee networks.
At Avanade, Inclusion & Diversity is part of everything we do, from the way we treat people to how we make decisions, to the solutions we take to market. We believe it’s a discipline that must be practiced with vigilance every day.
Women’s Employee Network
Avanade’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) make up a cornerstone of our Inclusion & Diversity strategy, offering resources and opportunities to various communities within the company.
Launched in 2014 by 13 board members, the ERG grew from the “Women’s Initiative Planning and Steering Committee.” In its early years, the Women’s ERG held numerous global membership calls to gather feedback and present on topics like mentoring, demonstrating confidence and unconscious bias. The group also hosted virtual book club discussions on “Lean In” and “Tipping Point.”
Today, the group has grown to support major global initiatives including the Pathways to Success Speakers series, International Women’s Day and Moms’ Coffee and Conversations. One new initiative for FY20 is the Local Leads, a group that advocates for the ERG at the local level. Local leads connect with the Global Board during a monthly forum to share knowledge, track events and activities and learn from each other.
“We have an opportunity to accelerate the progress of women at Avanade through workplace inclusion,” said Gina Wheel, chair of the Women’s ERG board. “In our community, we plan to continue to build internal and external connections, and to drive growth and innovation. Now is the time to continue to press for the progress of women. The decisions we make today will influence the empowerment of future generations of women at Avanade.”
The Women’s Employee Network is dedicated to accelerating the progress of women at Avanade through workplace inclusion. We inspire women and empower them through connections across the entire Avanade community to foster career growth.
Investing in the future of young women
Avanade has a mission to enable young people (especially young women) to achieve more through the power of our people and digital innovation.
We care about the people and places where we work and want to make a genuine human impact by inspiring the business and technology leaders of the future. We care about the future digital workforce, and in particular the diversity of that workforce. And we recognize the importance of attracting more young women to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. That’s why we created the Avanade STEM Scholarship.
Our STEM Scholarship invests in the future of young women and offers internships, mentoring and a support network to help recipients achieve their education and career growth. We have partnerships with nine prestigious universities around the world — and since the program’s launch in 2015 we have provided scholarships to 57 young women, with more scheduled for 2018/19.
Together, we show the world what's possible
Social Media Marketer - Growth Markets
Job Description Social Media Marketer - Growth Markets The Growth Markets (GM) social media area marketer is responsible for owning the strategy and execution of Area/country-level social media activity with the goal of increasing brand awareness, driving target stakeholder engagement, and positioning Avanade as the leading Microsoft expert in the market. Come join us A key part of this role is working with the GM leadership team and GM Marketing professionals, providing best practice guidance and implementation support for social media activity, ensuring that it is activated in a coordinated and consistent way, reflecting the global strategy and practices, to maximize impact and results.Together we do what matters. What you’ll do Coordinating with the area priorities, social media needs, plans, and objectives, ensuring alignment with the global social media Center of Excellence strategy and guidelines.The GM Social Media Marketer will support to manage the area’s social media strategy, providing regional stakeholders with guidance, feedback, and support on their social media activities and campaigns. To ensure that the regional social media teams are aligned with the global social media strategy and guidelines. Share thought leadership and perspective around best-in-class social trends, ideas, and strategy by researching social media trends and keeping the GM Marketing team up to date on changes.Evangelize social best practices to cross-functional teams and stakeholders, internally and externally. Manage day-to-day area social media presence on strategic social platforms.Working with the GM Marketing Lead and the area internal/external communications lead, to be responsible for creating timely content in support of local news events, activities and other timely opportunities to transmit Avanade’s voice/insights/thought leadership etc. across the GM social media platforms, also to be responsible for managing content and reporting for our employee advocacy and social promotion tool. Monitoring the performance and reputation of the brand on social media platforms, using data and analytics to measure the impact and ROI of the regional social media efforts.To monitor the performance and reputation of the brand on social media platforms, using data and analytics to measure the impact and ROI of the regional social media efforts. Implement the quality and compliance standards for social media content, ensuring that all posts are accurate, relevant, engaging, and aligned with the brand voice and tone.To enforce the quality and compliance standards for social media content. Social Media Listening:To be responsible for social media listening, which involves monitoring social media channels for mentions of the brand, its products, and its competitors. To use social media listening tools to track conversations and identify trends, insights, and opportunities. Skills and experience •Experienced in social media marketing, preferably in the APAC / Australia region •Experienced in social media campaigns and content calendars, at least 1-2 years relevant experience. •Strong understanding of social media marketing tools and techniques. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills. •Strong organizational and project management skills. •Ability to work independently and as part of a team. About you ·•Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, branding, social media, public relations or related discipline
Job Description Introduction: Shape the future with code, conquer cloud tech, and unleash innovation! Come join us: As a Back-End Developer in our Software Engineering team, you will focus on designing and developing mission-critical enterprise solutions and other customer application development projects. With the agility and energy of a start-up, backed by the resources of Accenture and the Microsoft Platform, you’ll collaborate with a strong development community who thrive on turning ideas and innovations into breakthrough results for leading organizations around the globe. Ultimately, we’re not just making business better. We’re making life better for our client partners and their customers. Together we do what matters. What you’ll do: Work with team members to gather and interpret user/system requirements into design specifications. Design and code applications to functional and technical programming standards. Develop system specifications and interfaces for complex components. Create operational documentation for the application. Provide primary support for installation of application releases into production. Maintain applications according to SLAs. Work across the Service Delivery Lifecycle on engineering solutions for new system rollouts, major/minor enhancements, and/or ongoing maintenance of existing applications. Analyze, design, build, and/or test new components or enhancements to existing modules. Skills and experiences: .NET or C# or VB.NET (.NET family skills) SQL Server (some kind of Data management skill) Proficiency in HTML and JSP/ASP is desirable Good software development practices and software development life cycle methodologies throughout product development In-depth knowledge of computer languages, operating systems, DBMS. About you: Characteristics that can spell success for this role You have 1-3 years of relevant experience with hands-on software development and a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering with a specialization in software development. Your passion for technology is matched with good business sensibility and great interpersonal and communication skills in English. You have an eye on the future and keep up to date with emerging technologies. Additionally, you’ll also be comfortable in working on application development projects for our client who is a reputable business operating within the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Sanitary industry sector.
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“One aspect of Avanade culture that keeps me here: one that I truly cherish is collaboration. At Avanade, we work in teams, with different experts. Having a collaboration culture makes it really easy to collaborate, share knowledge, help each other. There’s no judgment of asking questions about something you don’t know truthfully. It makes it very easy to work together.”
“Being able to lead and create impact at this scale is rare, and it’s what will keep me at Avanade for years to come. I always have my voice, and it gets listened to here; it gets amplified and it is valued. I have experience at top consulting, financial services, and tech institutions, and I have never experienced the level of freedom and control of my career like I have at Avanade.”
“The fact that I get to work on innovative projects that really make a difference in the world. And I love Avanade’s commitment to sustainability, to the environment, and to the kind of innovation that allows clients to see technology as a competitive edge as opposed to something that they have to do.”
“My college journey may have taken a little longer than some, but I’m proud of myself for following my instincts and finding a career path that lets me be creative and solve problems, and I’m grateful that I get to do that Avanade. Needless to say, I pinch myself every morning knowing that I get to continue to develop my skills while working with an amazing group of people at the place where I genuinely wanted to be.”
“What a gift it was to be given the opportunity to stretch and develop new capabilities in my job, and what a gift it was to be part of a team that prioritized rest and gratitude once the big lift was over. These two things work hand-in-hand, allowing me to drive myself forward on a full tank, understanding that sometimes I need to pause to refill. When I look at what I’ve both accomplished and learned over the past few years at Avanade, I feel very lucky to be here.”
“Avanade is highly focused on innovation and being curious, and I’m happy to have built that elsewhere so I can provide Avanade clients my best work.”
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