WIC is excited to announce the launch of our 7th Cloud Accelerator Cohort, beginning virtually on May 26th, 2022. Our unique accelerator program enables female tech founders to leverage the power of partnering with hyperscalers like Microsoft, Google, and IBM to become enterprise and Cosell ready. 

Women in Cloud has successfully graduated 70+ women-led companies over 6 previous cohorts with a global expansion including 9 countries around the world: United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, India, Kenya, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.

The WIC entrepreneur community asked and We ANSWERED! We’ve adjusted the program to be even better than before.

Now A 3-month immersive program with even MORE benefits, including a 3 year relationship with the Women in Cloud community. During this immersive 3-month program the Cloud Accelerator provides: access to industry leaders, structured training, office hours, industry events, self-learning content, and more, all via digital platforms making the Accelerator accessible to women-led businesses worldwide. Women in Cloud is excited to announce the following 9 companies that have been accepted in the WIC Cloud Accelerator 7.0 Cohort of their award-winning Cloud CoSell Accelerator:

This kickoff focused on helping founders develop their future vision and this experience was led by Patti Dobrowolski, 3 Times TEDx speaker and inspired the founders to design their co-sell plan.

Here is the output of what a vision of equitable equity and access looks like for women founders.

Going digital has let us expand our horizon and open this program to people from around the world rather than just a region.

This year’s WiC Cloud Cosell Accelerator is more than just an effort to make economic contributions to the system by empowering entrepreneurs. It is about embracing the new normal and moving forward with a sense of community. It is about adopting self-empowerment and finding comfort in knowing where to turn for support with a community at your side. Most importantly, it is about collective growth and learning.

The Cloud Cosell Accelerator combines training, access to industry leaders, structured training and office hours, industry events, self-learning content, and more, all via digital platforms making the Accelerator accessible to women-led business worldwide. Women in Cloud is excited to announce the following companies as accepted in the 7.0 cohort of their award-winning Cloud Cosell Accelerator:

  • AffableBPM- SaaS based Fully Customizable Business Workflow Management to provide Automated Compliance checks, Paperless – end to end, Cut down manpower up to 65% and Cost savings up to 50% . It is quick and easy to install and adopt!

  • Liiingo– Liiingo’s platform enables businesses to effectively connect, engage, and their shared customers’ journey, so they can nurture and benefit from repeat business and referrals. Liiingo’s mobile engagement platform removes those barriers for customers with our patented language delivery solution, as well as providing an intuitive an engaging experience.

  • LockDocs: LockDocs is a Digital-identity-as-a-service platform for the financial services sector. We are transforming how financial institutions collect and manage and customer data by offering a frictionless customer experience and generating significant time and cost savings in the process.

  • MyExcelia: MyExcelia is an AI-powered voice-enabled pocket coach that records voice, translates to text, anonymizes input, and provides in-the moment communication improvement feedback to managers, coaches, leaders, and employees at all levels without further input or effort from the employee.

  • OfficeTroops: Offers a global technology supported service to help small and medium organizations source, manage and nurture their future talent. The fight for talent requires a concerted effort at career brand development, candidate engagement and technology in hiring. Large organizations have substantial budgets to do this. We bring that same caliber to small and mid size businesses (SMB) who might otherwise lose out in this fight. Our solution centers around a white labelled hiring platform combined with concierge level placement services. We augment SMB hiring teams from day one and give them hiring scale at an attractive price point.

  • Accelera : The Maestro Ecosystem is a complete, all-in-one digital transformation tool. We partner with various technologies in payments, finance, and customer service through the API management layer. We use a digital identifier in a multi-tenanted environment to segregate a client’s data, which is orchestrated, headlessly, and displayed on a webpage.

  • Sapta Inc: Sapta is a cloud-based enterprise value management software built to help organizations achieve sustainable accelerated growth eliminating management chaos. The integrated management platform helps enterprises build OKRs, fuel innovation, make faster business decisions, and create a seamless CX journey.

  • Viverie AI: Viverie AI is the vision and brain for various types of smart robots, cameras, and sensors. Through collaborative training, our AI can be your solution for your specific needs. 

  • iLEAP Group: A Cloud MSP Provider transforming HBCU ecosystem with Cloud Services with IP based solutions.

Do you want to participate in the WIC Cloud CoSell Accelerator but missed the deadline? Don’t worry you can apply to be a part of our next Cohort HERE that is expected to roll out in late September.  

If you think you’d like to apply for the Accelerator Program but not sure if your business is ready yet?

 

Join us for the #MillionDollarPartnershipChallenge June 21-24, designed to prepare women-led tech businesses for the next steps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We invite you to apply. Click HERE to learn more: https://womenincloud.com/initiative-cloud-accelerator/

Women are the key drivers of the economy; by accessing the resources needed to launch and sustain businesses, Women in Cloud will address the economic inclusion to co-develop and co-market solutions by providing women the tools, knowledge, and networks they need to build a successful enterprise-ready cloud business.

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.

WICxAnnualSummit 2022 is all about Collective Influence and how can we, together, can create a positive impact on women in tech entrepreneurs.

Starting on January 26th, we expect 1,500 attendants for his highly anticipated 3-day event, jam-packed with all modalities, from Thought-Leadership Power Panels & Keynotes, Power Talks, Focused Roundtables Discussions, Workshops, and Hands-On Labs.

It’s all about Immersive Learning Experiences

We are convinced that the best way of learning is by doing. At this upcoming event, we’ll be having Workshops and Bootcamps so all participants can grow their skills and their opportunities in the tech industry.

You’ll be able to participate in the following tracks: Job Creation & Workforce Development, Technology & Innovation (AI, Cloud, Blockchain, Cyber), Professional & Leadership Development (Leadership & Allyship), Entrepreneur Business Acceleration (Planning Demand-Gen & Co-Selling), and Collective Influence.

And to achieve that, we have developed four Bootcamps. For every session, you’ll count on the participation of high-profile speakers, which are experts in their area. Join Adrianna Alterman (Director at Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund), Gillian Muessig (Managing Director at MastersFund), Chandra Sanders (Director – RISE from The Mom Project), Pat Sullivan (Senior Managing Director at Accenture), Tucker Stine (CEO at TuckerStine + Brand Architect), Patti Dobrowolski (CEO of Up Yout Creative Genius), Dan Langille (Director, Marketplaces and Alliances at Armorblox), Chaitra Velludapalli (Co-Founder & CMO at Meylah), Akthar Badshah (Founder and Chief at Catalytic Innovators Group), among others, on this extraordinary series of workshops.

Take a look at what’s to come:

  • #FindYourFit: The Pandemic has forced many people to change jobs and even careers. In fact, many people have found a lot of opportunities by migrating to the technology world industry. In this workshop, you will learn how to overcome this challenge, crush any job interview, and get your dream job.
  • #TechProfessional: With technology advancing fast, more specialists (such as engineers, developers, and architects) are needed. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to take advantage of these opportunities (and more).
  • #ThoughtLeadership: A powerful story can open the doors for outstanding business and job opportunities down the road and prove and demonstrate your knowledge to others. You’ll learn how to craft a solid narrative to get the best of every opportunity.
  • #CloudFounders: Nowadays, women’s representation in the tech industry for corporate procurement dollars and federal contracts is very low. In this workshop, you’ll learn the best practices and strategies for developing creative investment models to help you secure finding for enterprise opportunities.

For every bootcamp, you’ll be able to get downloadable worksheets, live exercises, and training from the industry’s experts to up-level your skilling and professional development.

You are still on time to save your spot for the #WICxAnnualSummit 2022. Don’t miss the chance to attend and honor the Collective Influence of the fantastic milestones and achievements of women tech founders, entrepreneurs, and purpose-driven tech industry leaders!

We are delighted to announce the call for nominations for the Inaugural #WICxALLIES Awards.

As part of the #WICxALLIES campaign, Women in Cloud partners with tech-industry leader Gavriella Schuster to bring you WICxALLIES Inaugural Awards.

As part of the campaign, WIC is pleased to announce the first ever WICxALLIES Awards, recognizing the individuals who demonstrate allyship by empowering women by 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. 

The #WICxALLIES Awards are a unique opportunity to acknowledge those who have supported your entrepreneurial  and professional journey through their Advocacy, Listening, Lifting, Including, Elevating and Sponsoring. 

We would like to hear from you! Nominate the allies in your community and network for the Overall Allyship Award, Advocate Award or Sponsor Award by December 30, 2021.

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

The #WICxALLIES Awards are a unique opportunity to acknowledge those who have supported your entrepreneurial journey. The awards will recognize three allies in the following 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. Nominate an Ally here >>
  • Sponsor Award – recognizing a leader and ally who clearly demonstrates their work to sponsor women in tech through financial empowerment and mentorship. Nominate a Sponsor here >>
  • Advocate Award – recognizing a leader and ally who clearly demonstrates their work to advocate for women in tech through their supplier and organizational ecosystems. Nominate an Advocate here >>

As a community, we count on your support to spread the word about the call for nominations so that we reach all the noteworthy individuals and organizations around the world.

Important:

1. Organizations and initiatives can nominate themselves!

2. Nominations are open until December 30, 2021.

3. This year’s award ceremony will be on January 26, 2022 during the #WICxANNUALSUMMIT event.

We can’t wait to see the nominations start to roll in!

Please contact Sammy at wicmarketing@womenincloud.com with any questions or suggestions you might have.

It’s the season of giving for everyone, we have an opportunity to pay forward the prosperity and access that we are blessed with. 

In response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on women in India, Women in Cloud launched the #empowHERfamily initiative in August 2021. The purpose of this cross-sector economic relief initiative is to empower 1M women in India to have an effective future by curating actionable digital solutions to provide economic relief. 

One of the campaign’s initial successes was the launch of digital skilling efforts in partnership with Microsoft, Coursera, RV College of Engineering and IAMCP to create access to cloud jobs and opportunities.

During this holiday season, Women in Cloud and Indiaspora partnered with Give India to help to raise $1M to distribute as direct cash assistance to 2,500 women who lost the primary bread-winner in their families due to Covid-19. Funds raised will be used to provide direct cash assistance to affected women in India through GiveIndia and their network of on-the-ground nonprofit partners.  

This giving season, can we count on you to support Women in India displaced by Covid-19 with a simple gift?

You can make a difference by joining us in one of three ways:

  • Donate – Can we count on you to contribute $100, $250 or $500 towards achieving our collective goal? It only takes a few minutes to change 2,500 lives.
  • Sign up to become a volunteer to serve in a variety of roles — from business mentors to local community advocates. Get recognized as an Influential Cloud Advisor and transform their careers through the power of collective access and action.
  • Invite and inspire your professional and personal communities to join you in this cause, by sharing with your professional and personal networks.

The enthusiasm and support of our community is inspiring. The #empowHERfamily initiative is galvanizing corporate and community partners in the U.S. to raise funds to support women in India. The Corporate campaign helped raise $40,000, and we’re excited to partner with Indiaspora and GiveIndia to launch a community campaign with a goal to raise $1 million to provide direct cash assistance to women who have lost the primary breadwinner in their families due to COVID-19.   

We want to acknowledge our deepest gratitude to Vasu Jakkal, Christine Puccio, Karen Fassio, Karen Cone, Rajiv Kapoor, Barry Russell, Michelle Pruitt, Ram Dutt, Pradhyna Desh, Maria Defante, Debbie Uttech and Tejas Dixit who helped us establish $30K Match Fund to accelerate economic relief for women.  In addition, we  are deeply grateful to our community partners Indiaspora, Restart Partners, International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners, GiveIndia, Women in Technology Network, and Microsoft Alumni Network who are supporting us to accomplish the bold goal of helping 2,500 women in India who lost the primary bread-earners in their families and were pushed to the brink of poverty due to COVID-19. 

An act of Charity bestows many benefits for the giver – it develops an attitude of service; expands the heart, and fosters the sentiment of compassion for others. Will you take this opportunity to give to women like Ninghoih and Mankhanching who are struggling to make ends meet due to COVID-19, and spread light in their lives this giving season? 

Change a life today. Click here to Donate Now