October 8, 2015
Avanade and The Aspire Foundation have formed a new partnership to help empower, upskill and provide access to technology for a billion women by 2020. The partnership, announced at the opening of Avanade’s new innovation centre in New York, will provide aspiring women working in charities and social enterprises access to quality business and technology mentoring, which is critical in today’s digital world.
Avanade said it will work with The Aspire Foundation to pair volunteers from across its organization with women seeking to learn more about management, leadership and technology.
This partnership is part of Avanade’s corporate citizenship program, which aims to close the gender, technology and income gaps for women worldwide, the firm said in a release.
“I am personally passionate about helping women tap into the potential that technology and innovation offer,” said Adam Warby, CEO of Avanade. “Through the donation of our expertise in helping guide charities and social enterprises on their digital journeys, we hope to help The Aspire Foundation reach its goal of positively impacting one billion women by 2020.”
The Aspire Foundation CEO & Founder, Dr. Sam Collins, said the organization strongly believes that women are the change enablers within their communities, and, with the right training, can help influence positive change.