Research: Partner Guide on Diversity and Inclusion

Announced today on the first day of the annual Microsoft Inspire partner conference taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada this week, CollabTalk is releasing new independent research and guidelines on diversity and inclusion within the partner channel. This free whitepaper (no registration required) entitled “Building a More Diverse Workforce in the Partner Channel” is available for download at

Partner maturity matrixThis research-based practice development is a resource for partners who want to attract, nurture, and retain a more diverse workforce and includes a partner diversity and inclusion action plan to help partners step-by-step based on insights and experiences from other partners. It also includes perspectives from Microsoft Channel Chief Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President One Commercial Partner. The research effort was led by CollabTalk, in partnership with the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, and was sponsored by HPETech Data, and Microsoft with support from the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP), Women in Technology (WIT), and fiftyfiveandfive.

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Building a More Diverse Workforce in the Partner Channel - research by CollabTalk LLC

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.