Internationally companies are accelerating their quest for more women in senior technology roles. Whether customer-facing, project management, developer or back-office roles, technologically talented women are in great demand. Arguably, companies in the technology sector often provide greater levels of workplace flexibility. After all, innovative collaboration solutions are what many companies provide to customers.
For women, career opportunities in the technology sector can be significant
Avanade believes one of the greatest benefits for women choosing to work in the technology sector is the development of highly marketable knowledge and skills. Avanade provides Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft CRM solutions and these skills are in great demand. Avanade is always on the lookout for talented people who can help our customers realize results in a digital world through business technology solutions and managed services”, says one of Avanade's talented women who is PRINCE2 and Project Management Professional (PMP) certified.
One of the great aspects of working at a leading technology company is that there is constant innovation. At Avanade, projects are cutting-edge with critical timeframes and deliverables, customers highly value the introduction of new efficient processes, and there is always scope for constant learning and development.
Starting a new customer-focused project is like starting a new chapter - meeting new people, understanding business challenges, identifying solutions, planning development, overseeing implementations, measuring results.
Training and development are important
At Avanade, employees spend at least 80 hours per annum training in order to remain leading edge. Technical, as well as people and management skills, are key. There’s an important focus on teamwork and collaboration. Training and development are a high priority for the company.
Avanade’s Accelerate is a truly amazing program
Avanade has a nine-month Accelerator program that supports the company’s female workers at the Manager and Group Manager level to navigate their career path through access to external confidential coaching, mentoring, leading town hall sessions and more. The program enables Avanade’s women to address any lack of visibility, increase networking, balance work and home life, identify self-limiting behaviours or inflexible working practices and access role models, sponsors and mentors. Bringing women together is very powerful and inspiring. It’s a global program so the worldwide networking is phenomenal and women get to build key relationships with Avanade’s main talent management contacts.
Studies cite that technology companies give women the best salary parity with male employees. Not only is the pay higher, but the technology sector is more likely to provide flexible working hours The projects can be very exciting too. Take for example Avanade’s thousands of projects delivered worldwide that have enabled them to gain deep insight and expertise into how technologies can be applied to help customers realize business results.
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