Gavriella Schuster

DEI Advocate and Executive Board Director

Gavriella has worked in the high-tech industry for the last 30 years. Most recently she was the Corporate Vice President at Microsoft which she recently left after 25 years and has led businesses across multiple disciplines driving digital and cloud transformation, strategy and execution spanning all aspects of business model and product development, launch, marketing, sales and partner development. As a builder and change agent, she specializes in building new businesses.

She is also a fierce advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the high-tech industry. She is a founding sponsor of both the Women in Cloud and Women in Technology Network. She sits on the board of directors for both organizations now as well as Chinasoft International, and the SHE Community. She is a board advisor for Berkshire Partners, Artificial Solutions, Corent Technology, The Women’s Business Collaborative, The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners and the University of Washington Bothell. Last November she launched her BeCOME framework through a TEDx talk on gender equity and was awarded the ATHENA global leadership award for her advocacy on behalf of women in IT.