New York, NY (June 2023) – The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) and its Diversity and Inclusion Committee announced the new winners of the 2023 Gavriella Schuster IAMCP D&I Partner of the Year Awards. We are thrilled to share that WCA Technologies was named winner in the SMB category for the Americas region.
This awards program recognizes those Microsoft Partners and IAMCP members that build diverse company cultures rooted in equity, inclusion, and tolerance.
“I am honored and grateful to receive 2023 Gavriella Schuster IAMCP D&I Partner of the Year Award in the SMB category for the Americas region. This recognition means a lot to me, and it is a testament to the hard work and dedication that our team has put into promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It is not just a personal achievement, but a reflection of the values and culture of our organization,” said Peter Fidler, WCA Technologies President.
As one of the biggest D&I ambassadors in the Microsoft ecosystem, Gavriella Schuster helped choose the winning six companies among 40 applications received from three IAMCP regions (EMEA, APAC, Americas) and competing in two business categories (SMB and Enterprise).
“I was thrilled to read partners’ applications and see the amazing work that they are doing to create a culture of inclusion both in their organizations and within ecosystems. I look forward to our upcoming fireside chats to talk about the great work they are driving,” Said Gavriella Schuster, former C-Level Microsoft Executive and a global thought leader in DEI and inclusive leadership.
The strong DEI cultures that the IAMCP winners showcased provide guidance and serve as examples for the many members of the Microsoft community on a path to creating more inclusive company cultures. We are proud to be in such a great company of Microsoft partners. Sincere congratulations to:
“More and more companies realize the super-power of embracing diversity and inclusion. It is so important that we share and showcase some of the best examples in the Microsoft channel. The Gavriella Schuster IAMCP D&I Awards are an important inspiration for the IAMCP members and a significant recognition to the winners. The awarded companies demonstrated exceptional practices in building inclusive cultures within their organizations and giving back to the wider community.
Congratulations to their leadership for creating an environment that builds diverse teams and a culture that celebrates differences. We would also like to thank all our applicants who shared their D&I practices; it was a difficult choice, and we would like to see all these companies continue their amazing contribution,” said Elena Baeva, IAMCP EMEA President and IAMCP International Vice President and D&I Chairperson.
IAMCP is a professional association of Microsoft partners dedicated to helping companies and individuals in the Microsoft ecosystem to broaden their base of business opportunities through partnering with other IAMCP members – both within their communities and around the world. The association is organized in chapters across three main regions: Americas, APAC, EMEA. With +100 chapters in more than 40 countries and over 2,000 members, the IAMCP will mark 30 years of partner success next year.
“I have been in the IAMCP association for nine years and have been the NYC Chapter President for the last 2. I am grateful to be a part of this chapter and the responsibilities that came with it,” said Peter Fidler.