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Congratulations to our 2022 Social Impact Partner of the Year Award winners!

Congratulations to the winners and finalists for the 2022 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards


The Social Impact category for the Partner of the Year Awards (POTYA) focuses on honoring industry and technical leaders in the areas of community response, inclusion, and sustainability. We received incredible entries and are thrilled to recognize and celebrate the social, environmental, and community impact our partners are driving around the world. 


Join us in celebrating winning partners and hear more about their stories of impact at Microsoft Inspire. 


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Inclusion Changemaker - POTYA Winner

Modis, a global technology and smart industry solutions business, designed the Yarning app to enable aboriginal communities of Western Australia. Designed with input from aboriginal community elders, the app helps to remove language barriers, improve communication with police officers and bridge the gap in access to social services. Leveraging Power Platform, the app was built to scale, allowing its users to continue growing the database of supported aboriginal languages, phrases, and regions.


Community Response - POTYA Winner

Barhead, a specialized consulting firm with a Not-for-Profit practice, develops Microsoft business applications and scalable low-code solutions to propel community missions forward. Together with the public sector, law enforcement, and nonprofits, Barhead developed RISEUP and By-Name-List 2.0, leveraging Power Platform and Dynamics 365 to collect insights from 1+ million homeless youth and connect them with education and workplace opportunities.  


Sustainability Changemaker - POTYA Winner

Johnson Controls, a global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, has been innovating in Building Automation and Controls, HVAC, Security and Fire Detection solutions since 1885. OpenBlue, built on the Azure, enables customers to cut energy consumption, optimize assets performance and enhance occupant safety and wellbeing while delivering actionable insights to achieve decarbonization goals.  


Inclusion Changemaker Finalists 

  • Pyramid Consulting, Inc.  
  • Signly  
  • Atos 

Community Response Finalists 

  • Rapid Circle  
  • Top365  
  • Centric Consulting, LLC  

Sustainability Changemaker Finalists 

  • Fellowmind  
  • Ernst & Young LLP  
  • EcoVadis 

Congratulations again to all winning partners! View all 2022 Partner of the Year Award winners.