Women in Cloud is an ever growing community and a contributing network accelerating societal impact through female tech entrepreneurs with the colossal goal of generating over $1B in global economic access by 2030. 

Since initiation Women in Cloud has been recognised and lauded by various national and international organizations for our effort to bridge the gender gap in the tech industry. A month ago we wrapped up our third annual summit on a spectacular note and response from our attendees and viewers. Our message was clear and our efforts were appreciated. On this note, we are very proud to announce that the Washington State Senate is going to introduce a new bill, S-8697 to recognize the Women in Cloud initiative led by Senator Patty Kuderer of the 48th Legislative District

There already exists a bill in the state senate, bill SR 8602 which recognizes the effort made by the Women in Cloud community and celebrates 25 January as the “Women in Cloud” day. However, the new bill recognizes the community and the international effort we are putting in to ensure and create $1B in economic access for women entrepreneurs by 2030. The bill also highlights our Global Expansion Program, focusing on various regions across the USA, United Kingdom, India, France, Canada, Germany, Greece, Africa and UAE. 

The new proclamation will help build and recognize the Women in Cloud Summit 2021 as an international event to empower the women in tech across the world and generate economic opportunities for women. The bill will empower Women in Cloud to open and seal opportunities for female tech entrepreneurs and provide them with access and help them accelerate in their mission. 

We are very proud to share this news with you. The recognition by the Washington State Senate is a sign that our mission is important, we are now stronger than before and our work matters. Our team and community is thankful to the State Senate and Senator Kuderer for this opportunity. 

The hearing took place on February 27 at 9:30am PST – right in time for International Women’s Day.

If you would like to show your commitment to creating economic access for women entrepreneurs in tech, we invite you to take the pledge with us to unlock economic access through procurement and investment vehicles.

Did you know, Wendy Garcia Chief Diversity Officer at NY Comptroller’s office presented a proclamation on Jan25th, 2020 to support Women In Cloud as a strategic program for advancing women tech entrepreneurs in New York. To advance the women tech entrepreneurs, WIC is launching cloud accelerator, 6-month program to assist women-led tech companies to strategically partner with Microsoft and their channel partners to get you ready to win enterprise opportunities in the private and public sector.  

What is WIC: Microsoft Cloud Accelerator? :

Women In Cloud Microsoft Cloud Accelerator is designed an immersive 6-month program to assist women-led tech companies to co-build, co-market and co-sell with Microsoft and their distribution channels. This program is designed to help you win enterprise opportunities, get access to Azure credits, an advisor community and a global stage to showcase your business.

What is included in the program (valued at $25,000)

  • Immersive co-selling education with Microsoft (live + online)
  • Downloadable workbooks
  • Invitation to speak at industry stages
  • Hands-on assistance to the development of the Cloud business model, GTM & co-selling Support
  • Exclusive invitation to IdeaGEN UN Delegation participation
  • Year-round discounted travel benefits
  • Azure credits up to $15,000 upon approval
  • Business development advisory (up to 4 hrs) for winning potential customers
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to Women in Cloud events
  • Access to Partner Benefits (includes leadership readiness, technology solutions, marketing resources)
  • Case study development for PR activities
  • Access to WiC Network for deal acceleration

What is in the course curriculum:

  • Kickoff: Introduction to the Cloud Accelerator,  Executive Dinner, and #CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenge
  • Stage 1: Cloud-Ready Assessment, Building & Licensing Solutions, Introduction to Microsoft Partner Program
  • Stage 2: Creating / Executing GTM Plan, Pitch Preparation, Partner Business Plan
  • Stage 3: Prepping to Win 5 Customers, Co Selling with Microsoft, Access to Azure Credits
  • Stage 4: Cloud Selling to B2B Businesses, Lead Generation
  • Stage 5: Listing your solution to Microsoft Commercial Marketplaces
  • Stage 6: POS / Pilot Customers, Co-Selling, Managing Success
  • WIC Summit: Graduation Ceremony, Case Study Development

Who can apply to this program: 

  • With at least one woman in the C-level role with decision making power in the company
  • Targeting enterprise opportunities in any industry sector with a potential to scale
  • Must be in business for one year with one pilot customer and developed a cloud solution
  • Looking to scale business through Microsoft and their distribution channels

When is the Cloud Accelerator for NY starting:

The kickoff will happen on March 19, 2020.

Are you ready to take your business to the next level?

Sign up for the Women in Cloud Cloud accelerator program here and be a part of our mission-driven organization!

Women in Cloud, is pleased to announce Automaton as the winner for the Inaugural #CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenge. This pitch challenge was designed to showcase enterprise solutions developed by women tech entrepreneurs. 

Women in Cloud is a community-led economic development initiative taking action to accelerate massive societal impact at an unprecedented pace. We are going to generate over $1B in net new global economic access for women entrepreneurs by 2030 through partnerships with corporations, community leaders, and policymakers. 

Women in Cloud’s programs are designed to help female tech entrepreneurs to win enterprise opportunities, get access to cloud credits, get access to subject-matter experts & executives, a global network with the ultimate goal of creating economic growth and job opportunities that are aligned with the UN goals.

“We were excited to launch #CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenge as a global platform to showcase enterprise-ready cloud solutions developed by female tech entrepreneurs. The opportunity brought to light various solutions that addressed process automation to customer acquisition,” says Chaitra Vedullapalli, President of Women in Cloud.  Automaton took home $10,000 in cash and access to Cloud Accelerator as the winner of #CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenge. 

Automaton is founded by MH Lines, CEO in 2018. Automaton makes sure every lead reaches sales, email sends don’t have broken links that landing pages are populating and analytics are tagged as expected. Automaton acts like an army of robots that test your forms, data routing, emails, and integrations and then make sure each reaches its destination exactly as expected. By taking a proactive approach to managing errors, testing data routing, and managing integrations, our customers save hours each day and thousands in wasted advertising.

This experience was supported by industry leaders like Microsoft, Meylah, Archive360, M12, and others, who are also core contributors to creating access to enterprise business opportunities to more female tech entrepreneurs. We received many inspiring and innovative solution nominations.  Solutions were evaluated for originality, market feasibility, and use of Cloud and AI solutions. We would like to thank everybody for participating and supporting our mission. For more information about Women in Cloud and the join the Cloud Accelerator.