The Future of Work is HERe

Do you believe women are changing the tech game? So do we.

Women in Tech International (WITI), Professional Diversity Network and Avanade have partnered to host a discussion around the future of technology and the importance of diversity to move technology forward. We hope you will join us for this upcoming Women in Tech Consulting panel as we dive into some of these rich conversations.

Panel discussion topics we plan to cover:

- Key technologies that will drive business decisions in 2020 and beyond
- How diverse workplaces fuel innovation
- Skillsets that are trending and upcoming in IT
- Stories of how our panelists are setting themselves up for the future... and how you can too!
- And more.

Men are always welcomed at all WITI events!

About Avanade:
Our Avanade Story
Formed in 2000 by two industry giants " Accenture and Microsoft -- and now with over 36,000 employees worldwide. At Avanade, our vision is to be the leading digital innovator, realizing results for our clients and their customers through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem.

Human Impact
We believe in making a genuine human impact in everything we do. For that reason, in lieu of swag at events we are making a monetary donation for each prospect that registers to Junior Achievement. Our global Tech for Social Good initiative provides affordable technology services for IT strategy, delivery and training for the non-profit market " helping to create significant social impact through the power of technology.

Diversity Fuels Innovation
Avanade is proud be among leading organizations who are taking a stand for gender equity, both in and outside the workplace. For us, it's not so much about making it look easy; it's about easing the path for everyone who joins us to be the best at what they do. Check out our newly appointed CEO Pam Maynard's recent blog ‘From coder to leader: How more companies can hire women in tech.'

Further, faster
We know it's important for you to keep moving forward, that's why you'll get a minimum of 80 training hours a year across the latest technologies, client solutions, business and soft skills. We know to get the best results we need the right people whose skills and capabilities are nurtured.

More than technology
Day-to-day, you'll work on high-profile digital projects surrounded by people who have a passion for delivering results for our clients and their customers. Check out some of our recent client stories here.

Opportunity is everywhere. At Avanade, we'll help you find it. Learn more:

By registering with WITI for this event I understand that my information will be shared with the participating sponsor Avanade for their career online resources, collecting and processing personal data for recruiting-related purposes only.

More information about how your data will be used by Avanade during the recruitment process can be found here, or at the Careers website.

Featured Speaker(s)

Afua Aboagye is a Lead functional architect and Delivery Lead on highly complex Digital Cross work stream programmes, delivering full application landscape. Afua joined Avanade in 2015, where she has developed her career as CRM functional architect. ​Afua is a Technology enthusiast, a proven strategic thinker with strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills with the ability to develop technology-enabled strategies to improve business operations and improve efficiency.

An inspirational organizer with the ability to manage, coach, delegate, mobilise and fit into new and existing teams. ​

Glenna Mathews is a Group Manager within Avanade's Center of Excellence team focused on Microsoft's Unified Communications (UC) Solutions. Glenna has 20 years of consulting experience, with the last 12 years focused on Microsoft UC Applications, including on premise, O365 and hybrid Skype and Teams environments. Her previous technical roles included programming and telecommunications deployment. Glenna finds that her diverse experience allows her to take a comprehensive and holistic approach to complex environments, ensuring successful delivery.

Brenda Davis is a Group Manager in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Talent Community in the Northeast. Her focus is on Field Service (FS) implementations; she recently wrapped up a FS project for an organization with a global presence. Currently, she is working on a FS implementation for an Oil and Gas customer in the Houston area. She joined Avanade in 2010; prior to that she worked a Microsoft Partner delivering CRM projects to Member-based Organizations. She has been working in IT Consulting for approximately 15 years. Prior to working in IT Consulting, she worked in Life Sciences in various roles related to basic and pharmaceutical research. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her partner, Arthur and bluetick/redbone coonhound named Ralph.

As a group manager of Engineering Management in the Southwest Software Engineering Talent Community, Lei Wang provides management consulting service to enable and transform clients with the technical ability of engineering. Lei Joined Avanade as Consultant in 2012, through the journey of helping clients in Energy, Resource & Industrials, she has hold multiple roles from Software Developer, Business Analyst, to Delivery Lead, Project Manager and PMO. Lei is specialized in Microsoft Technologies including Office365, SharePoint, Project Server, PowerBI also in ERP and RPA.

Moderator: Arti Venkatesh - I am part of Avanade Delivery Management Team, contributing to the success of customers by driving maximum business value. I help create the right environment for the team to succeed, helping team to self-organize and creating a culture of learning and transparency. I joined Technology field 22 years ago and enjoyed the journey so far. IT field presents everyday new opportunity to learn and solve complex situations.

Over the last decade, I developed the passion to help young females who are either considering Technology as their career or they are already part of it. I mentor women within Houston Network or around the globe. My goal is to promote STEM studies with females and help them to be successful in their career. I received Stevie International award for my work with Women. I was also recognized by Women Network as an 'Influencer'. It's very important to me, that I continue to help others whether it's about communication, presentation, Technology or any other area where they need help.

Schedule of Events

Registration Opens 5:30
5:30 PM - Registration and Networking; Innovation Center Tour offered
6:00 PM - Brief welcome by Avanade CEO Pam Maynard
7:00 PM " Panel " Women in Tech / Consulting
8:00 PM " Q&A for panelist
8:15 PM - Open Networking; Innovation Center Tours offered