Microsoft Channel Chief Schuster Wants To ‘Ignite Movement’ For Women In Tech

‘I’m hoping we can ignite a movement and rally even more people, not just women but men to the cause of driving for gender equity,’ Microsoft’s Gavriella Schuster tells CRNtv.


Microsoft global channel chief Gavriella Schuster joins 37 prominent women in history receiving the Athena International Global Leadership Award for her commitment to advancing women in technology.

Schuster is also the first woman in IT to receive the prestigious award.

“I am incredibly honored and humbled by this award and recognition,” Schuster told CRNtv. “The work that I have done on behalf of women in tech is completely because I have a lot of passion in this area.”

Past recipients of the award include NASA astronaut Chistina Koch and the late associate justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Need To Disrupt The Status Quo

As corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Partner Business, Schuster currently leads the company’s portfolio of channel partners, which exceeded $1 trillion in ecosystem revenues, according to Athena International’s featured bio of the C-level exec.

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