As we emerge from a Thanksgiving filled with gratitude and hope, let’s set our sights on tomorrow’s Giving Tuesday—a global day dedicated to generosity and community transformation. Lets collectively raise $10K, which unlocks 40 new scholarships tomorrow.

At Women in Cloud , we recognize the passion our supporters have for creating impactful change. Today, you have a unique opportunity to amplify your impact by becoming an economic access sustainer. Your ongoing monthly support will fuel the programs and initiatives that translate hope into tangible action, including providing cloud and AI tech certifications.

💡 Did You Know? With every $250 donated, we can empower a woman to achieve Cloud and AI Tech Certification. This not only opens doors to employment but also allows them to contribute significantly to the global economy. You have the power to make this possible!

🔥 Double Your Impact: Your contributions can now go even further! Thanks to a generous matching gift campaign, your gifts will be matched, doubling the impact of your generosity!

As President Obama wisely stated, “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.”

The women we support will become ready to lead who will tackle some of the most significant technology challenges of our era. They will emerge as architects and leaders who further invest in communities grounded in inclusivity, participation, and prosperity—the very essence of the economic access our world needs. Your support is crucial in empowering this vital access.

🙏 A heartfelt thank you to each of you who chooses to give back and propel change forward. Remember, all donations are tax-deductible. Donate with generosity! Together, let’s make a difference!

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We are thrilled to announce our partnership with The Ultimate Partner leadership team led by Vince Menzione to bring forth an unparalleled opportunity for women thriving in the cloud ecosystem. Ultimate Partner LIVE is set to be a game-changer, and we can’t wait for you to be part of this transformative journey when partnering with Microsoft

Unveiling Ultimate Partner LIVE | The Americas Summit

Ultimate Partner LIVE is not just an event; it’s a two-day extravaganza designed to ignite potential, inspire innovation, and build bridges within the Microsoft ecosystem. This in-person, live, and interactive experience aims to guide attendees in landing key FY24 priorities, including Marketplace, SMC Co-sell, and Generative AI Cloud.

Connect, Learn, and Grow

As we gather at the stunning Microsoft Las Colinas Campus in Dallas, you’ll have the unique chance to connect with Microsoft executives across various departments including GPS, SMC, and Marketplace. Engage with partner and industry experts, and rub shoulders with executive partner leaders spanning ISVs, SIs, and CSPs. This is your moment to spark connections and fuel growth within the ecosystem.

Opening Reception: Kickstarting Your Journey

Mark your calendars for November 13th, as we kick off this incredible journey with an opening reception. This is your chance to mingle, network, and set the stage for two days of learning and collaboration.

Day 1: Insights and Opportunities

Prepare to dive deep into market trends and opportunities, best practices for collaborating with Microsoft, and a comprehensive understanding of the FY24 Microsoft Priorities surrounding AI, Co-sell, Marketplace, and SMC. Walk away with invaluable insights and the knowledge you need to thrive.

Day 2: Action and Impact

Get ready to put your learnings into action. Day 2 is all about understanding how to drive impact and find success in partnership with Microsoft. Engage in interactive workshops and seize the exclusive opportunity to pose your burning questions to a panel of seasoned experts during live Q&A sessions.


Meet The Esteemed Speakers

We are proud to present a growing list of distinguished speakers, including:

  • Kevin Peesker, Microsoft President, SMC and Digital Sales, Microsoft
  • Heather Deggans, COO & Vice President, Go To-Market Strategy, Global Partner Solutions – US Microsoft
  • Marc Monday, Vice President, Global Partner Strategy & Alliances, Sage

…and many more! Stay tuned as we continue to update our speaker list.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity.

REGISTER NOW and mark your calendars for November 13-15. We can’t wait to see you there and create sparks together!

Welcome to the #WICxCLOUDCXOSERIES: Innovation in Store: Retail and Generative AI in partnership with Insight, where innovation converges with industry visionaries to explore the future of retail in the era of Generative AI. 

In this groundbreaking summit, we delve into the intricate tapestry of retail transformation, sculpted by technological advancements and evolving consumer demands. As retailers navigate this dynamic landscape, Generative AI emerges as a powerful ally, reshaping the shopping experience from its very core.

Speaker Include:

  • Andrea Perkins, VP, Digital Enablement 
  • Jonna Gage, Vice President GTM & Solutions Marketing
  • Carm Taglienti, Engineer and Portfolio Director
  • Heather Wagner, Sr. Marketing Manager
  • Meagan Gentry, National AI Practice Manager
  • Kristen Call, America’s Senior Industry Advisor Retail Banking and Hospitality

The retail sector is evolving. Here are the 4 trends we see how AI is being considered for adoption and the speakers will be addressing the strategies and solutions that are being adopted.  Join us for this groundbreaking digital #WICxCLOUDCXOSERIES on Friday, October 20th at 10 a.m. PST.  

The Dawn of a New Era

The retail landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace, driven by the synergy of technology and consumer expectations. Generative AI, a trailblazing technology, stands at the forefront of this revolution. Its ability to adapt to consumer preferences and market dynamics is reshaping how retailers operate. From dynamic pricing strategies that respond to real-time market fluctuations to immersive virtual try-ons, Generative AI is not just a tool but a strategic imperative for retailers aiming to stay ahead.

Enhancing Efficiency and Engagement

One of the most significant impacts of Generative AI in retail is the enhancement of efficiency and engagement. Retailers are now able to optimize their resources and operations with unparalleled precision. Inventory management becomes a seamless process, ensuring products are stocked judiciously. Supply chain optimization, a critical facet of modern retail, benefits from the predictive analytics powered by Generative AI, ensuring that products reach the shelves when and where they are needed the most. Customer engagement, the lifeblood of any retail business, reaches new heights through personalized experiences and interactive virtual try-ons, fostering a deeper connection between the brand and the consumer.

 Navigating the Ethical Landscape

However, as we revel in the possibilities, it is paramount to acknowledge the ethical, privacy, and cybersecurity concerns that come hand in hand with this transformative technology. Responsible implementation and ethical guidelines are not just buzzwords but the cornerstone of sustainable innovation. Striking the delicate balance between maximizing innovation and managing risks is the key to harnessing the full potential of Generative AI.

Inspiring Stories of Innovation

In this summit, we are honored to host esteemed panelists and industry leaders who have harnessed the power of Generative AI to gain a competitive edge. Their remarkable stories illuminate the path for others, showcasing how organizations can innovate responsibly. From optimizing resources in inventory management to streamlining supply chain operations and revolutionizing customer engagement, these leaders demonstrate the boundless possibilities Generative AI brings to the table.

Don’t miss out! Register here

Women in Cloud, alongside Accenture, is gearing up for its annual #WICxESG 2023 digital summit, a monumental gathering converging sustainability, artificial intelligence (AI), and the brightest women minds of our generation!

What’s the Buzz?
On October 19, 2023, the digital realm will light up as #WICxESG goes virtual, uniting a staggering 500+ global attendees! This transformative event brings together women leaders, innovators, and advocates to explore the powerful intersection of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) leadership, AI-powered innovation, and the unlocking of community partnerships. Together, we will shape a better world for generations to come.

An experience dedicated to AI Innovation, Challenge, and Conversations

1) Announcing AI CoPilot Pitch Challenge: Witness the future as AI visionaries take center stage, showcasing next-gen copilot solutions built on powerhouse platforms like Microsoft Cloud, AWS, and Google Cloud. With cash, recognition and access on the line, this is innovation, competition, and entertainment at its best!

2) Beyond the Mainstream: Dive Deep into AI’s Potential! Outdo typical platforms! Engage in riveting “Ask the Expert” sessions, insightful keynotes, and panel discussions with the crème de la crème of the industry. Expect knowledge bombs, ESG masterplans, and AI strategies that redefine conventional wisdom.

3) Women in AI Role Model Spotlights: We will spotlight pioneering AI role models who are shaping the future of AI technology through transformative change.

4) Keynotes & Panels: Listen to thought-provoking keynotes and participate in panel discussions featuring industry pioneers and experts who will share unique insights that go beyond what mainstream platforms like ChatGPT and Google can provide.


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Learn more and grab your ticket to the future now!

Read the press release here



We’re thrilled to present a global platform that celebrates the fusion of innovation, gender diversity, and sustainability in AI.

Dive into a platform where innovation meets impact. Showcasing groundbreaking AI solutions, the AI Copilot for Impact Pitch Challenge stands at the intersection of technology, gender diversity, and sustainability.

🔗 Why Should You Apply?

  • Global Recognition: Showcase your solutions at the #WICxESG2023 Digital Summit, an event that celebrates innovation from around the globe.
  • Promote Diversity: Our emphasis is on amplifying women leaders. Demonstrate how female decision-makers in your team are leading the AI revolution.
  • Winning Solutions: Gain industry recognition for AI-ready solutions harnessing the power of Microsoft Cloud, AWS, and Google Cloud services.

🔗 Qualification Criteria:

  • Gender Diversity: At least one woman in a pivotal role influencing AI development.
  • AI-Ready: Demonstrable solutions ranging from early to advanced stages using major cloud services from Microsoft, Google and AWS
  • Global Entries: Open to companies worldwide.

🔗 Judging Lens:

  • Problem-Solving: How effectively does the solution address a real-world challenge?
  • Positive Impact: Potential to bring meaningful societal or environmental change.
  • Innovation Quotient: Novelty and uniqueness in approach.
  • Execution Blueprint: Comprehensive plan detailing strategy, marketing, and resources.

🔗 Your Pitch – How to Submit?

  • Video Pitch: Craft a compelling video (up to 4 minutes) that narrates your AI vision.
  • Written Insight: Or, choose to submit a concise 1-2 page document laying out your strategy.

🔗 What Should Your Pitch Include?

Successful pitches should cover the following key aspects:

  • Value and Impact: Provide a brief overview of how the AI product or service creates value and a positive impact on society, the environment, or a specific industry.
  • Market Understanding: Offer insights into the sector, target customer base, and competitive landscape.
  • Operational Strategy: Explain how the venture will be marketed, operated, and scaled effectively.
  • Resource Acquisition: Describe how the company plans to garner the necessary startup resources to bring the AI solution to fruition.

The #WICxESG2023 AI Copilot For Impact Pitch Challenge celebrates the harmonious blend of tech brilliance, female leadership, and green innovation. Join us as we steer towards a future where AI not only advances industries but also nurtures the world. 🌟🌱🚀

Apply by Oct13th, 2023 to qualify to participate in the pitch challenge

Learn More:

Get Your Free Tickets Here.