Press Release

Avasant Foundation’s Golf for Impact Unites Technology Industry Leaders in Support of Youth Empowerment

Los Angeles, CA, March 15th, 2017 – Last week, Avasant Foundation’s fourth annual Golf for Impact fundraiser raised over $210,000 toward Youth Empowerment development programs in emerging countries. The Foundation hosted executives from 20 leading technology firms at one of Southern California’s premier golf venues, Mountain Gate Country Club. The scramble tournament was followed by a cocktail and dinner reception where attendees learned more about the Foundation and its growing platform. At the reception, Chitra Rajeshwari, Executive Director of the Avasant Foundation, noted, “The foundation is committed to creating opportunities for deserving youth who come from some of the most underdeveloped regions in the world. We do this by providing education programs that develop students’ entrepreneurial and technical skills and partnering with local technology providers to give our students access to sustainable career paths.” She added, “We are extremely grateful to our generous sponsors for their support towards these programs.” Kevin Parikh, Chairman of the Avasant Foundation and Global CEO of Avasant noted, “Today’s youth face new uncertainties as they navigate new pathways for career advancement. Using our knowledge and resources, we are determined to foster integrity, inclusion and opportunity to prepare these deserving youth for success in the ever-changing digital economies of today and tomorrow.” The Foundation prides itself on transparency, sharing with each sponsor the quantitative impact their donation has on the lives of youth in these emerging countries. Funds are allocated directly to programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States. Rajeshwari closed the event with a video that told the story of Khristen Forbes, a young woman who recently graduated from Avasant’s Digital Youth Employment Initiative. Forbes, as a result of the training program and her own hard work, graduated with the “Top Performer” award. Today, she is employed by HGS as a contact center agent for a leading healthcare company. The video ended with an inspiring message from Khristen: “To Avasant foundation, thank you for this opportunity. To all the unemployed youth, have faith as your lives will be filled with blessings and miracles.” Sponsoring Companies: Thank you! ATOS, CAPGEMINI, COGNIZANT, CSS CORP, HCL Technology, IBM, INFINITE,  INFOSYS, LUXOFT, MINDTREE, NTT Communications, NTTDATA, SAIC, SYNTEL, T-SYSTEMS, TATA COMMUNICATIONS, TCS, UNISYS, WIPRO, and ZENSAR 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. To learn more please visit 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 1000+ engagements in over 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, including: Vault, NOA, IAOP, and 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. For more information, visit Follow news, photos and video on: Twitter at Facebook at LinkedIn at Media Contacts: Nicole Dulay Digital Marketing Manager Avasant Chitra Rajeshwari Executive Director Avasant Foundation