This annual summit left us all with an enormous sense of gratitude and fulfillment. From January 26 – 29, we truly celebrated the power of Collective Influence. And it only was possible thanks to all the support and collaboration of our sponsors, partners, speakers, volunteers, and of course, our community.

As well as past summits, we counted on Remo’s partnership to carry on the event online. It allowed people all around the world to connect, participate and share with others.

The 4th Annual Summit: Spectacular highlights

This past Summit exceeded our expectations, and we made some incredible achievements:

  • We had more than 850 attendees over the course of the four days of the event. And more than 28 countries were represented by all of you. That truly shows the power of Collective Influence as a global movement.
  • More than 200 people contributed to this experience to create economic access for women in technology. Thanks to our speakers, sponsors, advisors, recruiters, & community partners.
  • More than 280 companies were represented to make the future of tech inclusive and sustainable.
  • The WIC Digital Network grew by 132% over the last 30 days.
  • We counted on the participation of more than 155 Advisor Leaders in the Cloud Leader Circle and received more than 50 requests over 72 hours.
  • Pradyna Desh, CEO of Advocat.AI was the winner of the #CloudInnovateHEr Global Pitch Challenge. Huge congratulations to her! You can learn more about Advocat.AI by clicking here.

These incredible highlights are not more than proof that year after year, more and more people are getting involved and taking action to work together towards a world when diversity and equity are granted for all women in the tech industry.

Focusing on Leadership and Professional Development

This year’s programming was completely new and different to past editions. We also counted with the participation of an incredible group of speakers, all of them experts in their areas. 

The Summit was packed with a series of sessions, live and recorded, carefully designed to help them grow both, personally and professionally. Let’s take a look at some of them:

  • Live Power Panels: Groups of experts and leaders from the tech industry discussed and gave great insight to all attendees about remote workforce, allyship, youth in STEM, leadership, DEI, and GTM strategies such as Co-Selling. 
  • Keynotes: Experts such as Pamela Maynard, Vinita Gupta, Joyce Mullen, and Michelle Green discussed leadership and company growth. Gavriella Schuster presented the #beCOME Allies for allyship.
  • Power Talks: These incredible talks were packed with great inspiration about finding a new path on your professional life, including transitioning jobs, mastering the interview,  #RockYourPitch, and valuable insight about cloud jobs and cybersecurity.
  • Workshops and Bootcamps: #FindYourFit, as well as the #ThoughtLeadership bootcamps were incredibly valuable and inspirational. Also, #TechProfessional bootcamp provided great insight to those embarking a new professional adventure.

What our community is saying?

  • I loved the content, the speakers and the networking. Single stream meant a very simple and effective way to participate in all the sessions. The Power Talks
  • I enjoyed the calibre of speakers, the interactive and insightful chats, the linkedIn links of speakers posted during their sessions. and the avalanche of connections i have made on Linkedin and Twitter.
  • One of the better online events. you didn’t try to boil the ocean. things were broken down into manageable segments. running into Anne, one of the speakers, in the lounge shortly before she was scheduled to talk. it felt relaxed and surprisingly easy to chat with her.
  • Sessions about leadership and roundtable discussions

Events like the Annual Summit are the perfect occasion to connect with others and to network. Attendees took full advantage of the Event Hub for networking with others, as well as the Roundtables for discussing common interests. The Remo platform was also a big protagonist for networking, allowing attendees to connect, chat, and speak to each other while waiting for the next live session.

How to get involved with WIC?

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What’s Next at WIC? Stay Tuned!

  • JP Morgan Chase – Join us to Meet JPMC Leaders & Recruiters at the next #WICxFortune100 Lunch & Learn Session on February 25. Registration Details Coming Soon!
  • WICxIWD 2022 – Mastering Leadership to #BreakTheBias March 31
  • Learn more about events here

Did you attend the Summit? Tell us your experience! We’d love to know how was it for you. Don’t be afraid of leaving a comment, and thank you for assisting!

Women in Cloud, is pleased to announce Advocat.ai as the winner for the 2022 #CloudInnovateHER Global Pitch Challenge held at the recent #WICxAnnualSummit 2022. This pitch challenge was designed to showcase enterprise solutions developed by women tech entrepreneurs. Top finalists were selected from the previous #CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenges which took place throughout 2021.

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.

About Advocat.ai

Advocat AI enables each in-house attorney to do the work of 7.7 in-house attorneys, while increasing accuracy and reducing legal risk.

 

We invite you to learn more about the other finalists and solutions developed by women tech founders in the WIC Solution Marketplace.

Women in Cloud’s programs are designed to help women 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.

A hearty congratulations goes out to all of our finalists of the 2022 #CloudInnovateHER Global Pitch Challenge

 

This experience was supported by industry leaders like Accenture, Insight, Hitachi Solutions, M12 – Microsoft’s Venture Fund, Microsoft, Teradata, IBM, Boeing, Meylah, Global Affairs Canada, JPMorgan Chase, and Tackle.io, 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 through 2021.  Solutions were evaluated for originality, market feasibility, and use of Cloud and AI solutions.

 

 

Learn how to get your solution enterprise-ready and become co-sell and co-market ready through the WIC Co-Sell Cloud Accelerator. Deadline to apply for the 7.0 cohort is February 18, 2022.

Stay tuned for more information and to join us at the next WIC Signature Event #WICxIWD 2022. See our full list of upcoming events and secure your WIC Annual Access Pass today.

WICxAnnual Summit 2022 : Meet the Nominees for the Inaugural WICxALLIES Awards

As part of the #WICxALLIES campaign, Women in Cloud has partnered with tech-industry leader Gavriella Schuster to bring you the inaugural WICxALLIES Awards – recognizing the individuals who demonstrate allyship by empowering women in tech through Advocacy, Listening, Lifting, Including, Elevating and Sponsoring. 

Allies are the men and women building for inclusion through their everyday actions to bring more women into their network, organization and leadership roles. Allies are recognized across three categories: 

  • Overall Allyship Award – recognizing an ally who clearly demonstrates their work who act to Advocate, Listen, Lift, Include, Elevate and Sponsor women in their network with examples of outcomes.
  • Sponsor Award – recognizing a leader and ally who clearly demonstrates their work to sponsor women in tech through financial empowerment and mentorship.
  • Advocate Award – recognizing a leader and ally who clearly demonstrates their work to advocate for women in tech through their supplier and organizational ecosystems.

 

We are overwhelmed with the number of nominations we received and the incredible impact the nominees have made on their communities. Take a look at this incredible list of allies nominated for the inaugural awards: 

  • Sophia Priyadarshini – Cybersecurity Crusader, InstaSafe
  • Karin Moore – Ph.D Candidate, Pepperdine University (Sept 2021); Former Sr. Director of the PMO, Teradata 
  • John Dathan – General Manager and Senior Vice President, Insight Canada
  • Jessica Robinson – CEO, PurePoint International
  • Kate Brodock – CEO, Women 2.0, Founding Partner at the W Fund
  • Gina Fratarcangeli – Managing Director Mid-West Sales, Accenture
  • Neirda Thompson-Pemberton – Executive Director, FUNducation Inc 
  • Kristin Pelletier – Owner and Instructor, Access Computer Training (ACT) 
  • Anne Cocquyt – Founder & CEO, The Guild 
  • Anamarie Franc – Managing Director, SAP
  • Jim Wilson – Partner, Costanoa Ventures
  • Eunice Nisbett – CEO/Manager, Savvy Corporate Planners
  • Pat Sullivan – Cloud First Lead, Accenture 
  • Miri Rodriguez – Business Program Manager and Storyteller, Microsoft
  • Lori Eberly – CEO, Radius ECD
  • Shari Dunn – CEO & Principal, ITBOM LLC
  • Angela Green – Area Manager, Amazon; CEO, I’m a Survivor Mission 
  • Maria Aiello – Global Head, Real Estate & Mortgages Technologies
  • Dawn-Marie Elder – COO, SIPPIO
  • Octavian Tanase – SVP Hybrid Cloud Engineering, NetApp
  • Sherlander “Lani” Phillips – VP One Commercial Channel Sales Organization, Microsoft
  • Rajiv Kapoor – Co-founder, Chai Angels
  • Ekaterina Vinnichenko – Program Manager of Developer Relations team, Google Russia
  • Deborah Akerele – Executive Director, Valouree Foundation 
  • Julie Wagner – Sales Manager, Zones LLC
  • Mara Larson-Richard – CEO, Ada’s List 
  • Glynis Bryan – CFO, Insight Canada
  • Sarah Dale – General Manager, International Paper
  • Vince Menzione – Chief Guide and Founder, Ultimate Partnerships
  • Beatriz Oliveira – IT Infrastructure Consultant, Telefonica; Community Manager, SysAdminas
  • Regina Manfredi – VP, Global Alliances – AWS, Teradata 
  • Turayo Falade – Founder, The Complete Woman 
  • Erin Reilly – Founder & Director, Texas Immersive Institute
  • Ashley Ojeda – Business Development Coach, Nonprofit Founder & Author of Jefa in Training
  • Nathan Chung – Senior Consultant, Azure Cloud & AI, Microsoft

Come cheer on our nominees at the WICxALLIES Awards, part of the WICxAnnualSummit2022! Get your tickets here.