Women in Cloud (WIC) and Accenture have joined forces to deliver a groundbreaking B2B coaching program designed specifically for women tech founders. This world-class program aims to help female entrepreneurs break into enterprise opportunities and accelerate their growth in the industry.


The program targets B2B tech female founders with a minimum of 2 years in business and at least one successful pilot. Eligible participants must have a SaaS tech solution built on Cloud Hyperscaler infrastructure such as Microsoft Cloud, AWS, or Google Cloud. Plus open to invest in cosell-led GTM activities to capture market share with Accenture and others.

Over six months, participants will commit 14 hours to the program, including 4 hours in meetings and 10+ hours in coaching sessions. They will lead the scheduling of meetings and maintain ongoing communication with Accenture business leaders.

Throughout the program, B2B Women Tech Founders will:

  • Explore industry alignments, product fit, and technology roadmaps.
  • Build relationships with industry leaders.
  • Provide feedback and ideas to improve the program.
  • Attend mandatory kickoff, closing, and check-in sessions led by Women in Cloud and Accenture (max of 3.5 hours over 6 months).

This innovative coaching program pairs female founders with Accenture executives and their customers, offering unparalleled industry-leading support. 

“It’s not every day that we have the opportunity to mentor CEOs of emerging technology companies, and I’m grateful to have met, worked with, and learned from three awesome startup founders during the WIC/Accenture Coaching Program”, said Accenture mentor Greg Reiser, Managing Director of Cloud First Networks. “Anytime someone takes your advice and then comes back to thank you for the impact you’ve made on their business, it’s extremely rewarding.” 

With B2B Women Tech founders strategically matched with Accenture Executives whose expertise aligns with their unique industry experience and business needs, this program is the ultimate tool to take your business to the next level and unlocks access to funding such as Microsoft Partner Capital Fund, Founder First Capital Partners, Chai Angels, Masterfund and others.

The program has already delivered valuable insights to entrepreneurs, with Accenture mentors focusing on refining product-market fit, developing industry partnerships, and finding and acquiring customers. The collaboration also allows Accenture to explore opportunities to adopt emerging technologies and provide strategic co-market and co-sell insights.

“Our time with Lori was extremely valuable. We discussed our purpose, target market, technical options and strategy, and contracting with enterprises”, said participant Andrea Sorenson, CEO & Co-Founder of Liiingo. “Her insights have helped us understand our options, make key decisions, and develop a clearer strategy. Lori asked great questions, understood our challenges, and offered her insights with respect and encouragement.”

Requirements to get engaged:

  • Complete WIC Founder Application which takes 15 to 25 minutes. 
  • Once you are qualified, you will be required to process nominal operational fees of $295. This program will automatically qualify you to participate in #WICxTOP100 Brand Visibility Program.
  • Then, you will be invited to participate in the B2B Coaching Program for 6 months. 


To know more about the program visit the B2B Founder Coaching Program Page

Learn about Women in Cloud’s partnership with Accenture and join the movement to empower women in the tech industry.

Join us for an exciting and informative event as we dive into the world of aerospace and explore how cloud computing is revolutionizing the industry. The WICxCLOUDCXO Series brings together industry leaders, experts, and executives to discuss the latest advancements in cloud technology and their impact on the aerospace sector.

This event is designed for Corporate Executive Women and Allies, GSI Leaders, SAAS and MSP Founders, and Women Exploring Career Opportunities. Don’t miss this chance to learn from industry leaders and connect with like-minded professionals.

CXO Keynote: The Cloud Takes Flight: How Cloud Computing is Reshaping Aerospace

Our keynote speaker, Niki Allen, CIO/CTO of Boeing Corporation, will share her insights on how cloud computing is transforming the aerospace industry. She will discuss the benefits of adopting cloud technology, the opportunities in this industry, and the future of aerospace in the age of cloud and AI computing.

Thought Leadership Panel: Reimagining Aerospace with Cloud Computing: A Look into the Future

This thought-provoking panel discussion will be moderated by Brenda Berger, Product Manager and will feature the following panelists:

  • Naina Dhareshwar, Executive Director
  • Duke McMillin, Director of Enterprise Cloud Solutions
  • Adam Johnson, Executive Director, Software Engineering
  • Aarti Singh, Sr. Director IT&DA and CIO Boeing India
  • Jennifer Davis, IT Director of Engineering Systems

These industry experts will share their perspectives on how cloud computing is driving innovation in aerospace, the challenges and opportunities it presents, and what the future holds for this rapidly evolving sector.

Attend Breakout Room – Cloud Technology Innovations

In this interactive breakout session, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the latest cloud technology innovations and their applications in aerospace. Learn from our advisors:

  • Naina Dhareshwar, Executive Director
  • Duke McMillin, Director of Enterprise Cloud Solutions
  • Adam Johnson, Executive Director, Software Engineering
  • Aarti Singh, Sr. Director IT&DA and CIO Boeing India
  • Brenda Berger, Product Manager

A Day In A Life of Boeing Executives

Get a glimpse into the daily lives of Boeing executives as they navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by cloud computing in the aerospace industry.

This unique session will provide valuable insights into the decision-making processes and strategies employed by these leaders.

Register for this event now and be part of the conversation as we explore the future of aerospace and cloud computing.

The relationship between the defense industry and technology is symbiotic, with technological advancements driving innovation in defense and defense requirements fueling the development of cutting-edge technologies. In an era where technology plays a pivotal role in defense, women are emerging as influential leaders, shaping the future of defense technology.

Women in defense technology bring a unique perspective to the table as their diverse backgrounds and experiences contribute to a rich tapestry of ideas and solutions. By breaking down gender barriers and excelling in their roles, these women serve as powerful role models for aspiring individuals, particularly young women, who may have been discouraged from pursuing careers in defense technology.

Chaitra Vedullapalli, the founder of Women In Cloud, words reflect the power of dreams and determination in shaping one’s path. “As the daughter of a Major in the Indian Army, I have always aspired to follow in my father’s footsteps and become an Air Force pilot. Like him, I believe in the values of education, security, and empowerment, and it is with great pride that I introduce to you the Sashakti Samman Campaign”, said Chaitra.

Women in Cloud, in collaboration with Veeam® Software India, a leader in Data Protection and Ransomware Recovery is thrilled to unveil the #SashaktiSamman campaign, powered by TechObserver and supported by Veeam’s Women in Green and Women in Cloud initiatives. Through #SashaktiSamman, we seek to recognize and honor some exceptional women leaders who have seamlessly integrated technology into the defense sector, ensuring data security, resilience, and innovation. 

The #SashaktiSamman campaign offers key benefits and objectives, including highlighting role models in the Defense sector to inspire women in leadership roles, inviting channel companies to integrate sustainability and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals, unlocking educational and career opportunities in data protection, and encouraging participation in the #empowHERaccess India Awards platform to recognize trailblazers, tech leaders, allies, and mentors in the data protection and security ecosystem. Together, these efforts drive empowerment, diversity, and innovation in shaping the future of defense technology.


As the movement gathers steam, we extend an invitation to all, to unite with us in commemorating these pioneering women who are at the forefront, spearheading India’s technological progress and safeguarding its national security. 

  • Wing Commander Meenakshi Shrivastava, Indian Air Force 
  • Wing Commander Kanupriya Karki, Indian Air Force 
  • Squadron Leader Nupur Jain, Indian Air Force 
  • Squadron Leader Deepti Goswami (Retd) Indian Air Force 
  • Major Isleen Kaur, Indian Army 
  • Lt Cdr Tavishi Singh, WBD, Indian Navy 
  • Smt. Nisha Tijare, Head IS – India & SAARC

Key Benefits and Objectives of #SashaktiSamman:

  1. Role Model Spotlight Campaign: The campaign positions in highlighting role models in the Defense sector and inspiring women to leadership roles to drive data protection and security.
  2. Invitation to all channel companies to join #SashaktiSamman campaign to integrate their sustainability and DEI goals to serve defense and government entities in India, while experiencing increased brand activation, perception, and visibility in the government and defense sectors.
  3. Unlocking educational and career opportunities for women to contribute in Data Protection & Ransomware related solutions to safeguard the nation’s vital information.
  4. Participate in #empowHERaccess India Awards platform to recognize trailblazers, tech leaders, allies and mentors in the  data protection and security ecosystem.

 Join us in recognizing the extraordinary accomplishments of these women leaders as we celebrate their intelligence, innovation, and invaluable contributions to India’s defense and government sectors. Together, let’s applaud these trendsetters who are #LeadingTheFront and breaking barriers, remodeling the future of defense technology.

To be part of the conversation, sign up for NATIONAL DEFTECH SUMMIT2023 powered by TechObserver on Jun 09, 2023 in New Delhi.

Contributed by Charane Veeri , WIC Intern