Press Release

Avasant Foundation’s “Impact the Future” Connects Top Technology Leaders in Support of Youth Empowerment

Rancho Palos Verdes, California Monday, September 13th, 2021 

In support of the Avasant Foundation’s mission of youth empowerment, top technology leaders gathered for day on the green and sunset reception at the beautiful Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. 

The Avasant Foundation is honored to have raised $233,000 through this year’s “Impact the Future” event. All proceeds raised go to the Avasant Foundation’s empowerment efforts of deserving youth through education, employment, and entrepreneurship.

This year, guests experienced a round of golf on one of world’s best par-3 golf course, “The Links,” providing stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. To follow, was an evening reception poised above the coastal bluffs, on a lush green outdoor terrace of the Terranea Resort. The reception was full of laughs, engaging conversation, and opportunities to hear more about the Foundation’s growing endeavors. 

During the reception, the voice of Annabelle Stephens was heard throughout the venue sharing her personal experience within the training and as current program assistant. “The Digital Skills Program brought a new prospective to my life. Applying for this digital training was a life changing experience,” Annabelle narrated as a touching video of the initiative played.  

“Today we are presented with a myriad of opportunities to compete in this new digital, global economy,” Kevin Parikh, Chairman and CEO of Avasant shared. “Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the borderless and transboundary workplace is enabling more youths with job opportunities & career paths they didn’t have before. ​ At Avasant Foundation, we are proud be a part of their career journey, in training and preparing the workforce of tomorrow to succeed and thrive in the digital economy.”

Chitra Rajeshwari, Executive Director of the Avasant Foundation added the “Digital Skills training we provide is imperative for young people not to be left behind and the key is through continuing education and job creation in the digital economy. We are so thankful to our sponsors for their continued support towards these programs and the foundation’s mission.” 

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors:

HCL, TCS, Kyndryl, Capgemini, Unisys, Cognizant, Infinite, Zensar, Infosys, SAIC, Hitachi Vantara, Flexential, and Wipro 

About Avasant

Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies for the world’s largest corporations. Specializing in digital and IT transformation, sourcing advisory, global strategy, and governance services, Avasant prides itself on delivering high-value engagements through industry-focused innovation and flexible, client-based solutions. 

Our seasoned professionals have an average of 20 years of industry-honed expertise, having conducted 1,000-plus engagements in more than 50 countries. Avasant’s next generation consulting and advisory methods have made it the top-ranked firm in its class, with recognition from numerous organizations and publications, including: Vault, NOA, IAOP, and the Wall Street Journal. 

Avasant’s engagement in the global market has inspired a strong commitment to community and purpose. Avasant Foundation supports technology and skill development programs to create employment opportunities for youth across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America. 

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About Avasant Foundation

Avasant Foundation (AF) is a private, 501(C)3, not-for-profit organization that empowers youth in emerging economies through education, employment and entrepreneurship. The Foundation collaborates with Avasant LLC and its affiliates, leveraging expertise in globalization, rural economic development, skills development and technology services.

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Lacey Meyer
Events Manager

Chitra Rajeshwari

Executive Director
Avasant Foundation