We live in a digital world and are connected by a click! So, Women in Cloud is excited to announce the first ever digital kickoff of the Women in Cloud Microsoft New York Accelerator on 26 March, 2020.

Changing times requires us to take necessary actions. We are sorry to inform you that the Women in Cloud Microsoft Cloud Accelerator Launch in New York City (previously scheduled for 19 March, 2020) has been cancelled due to rising concerns and spread of COVID-19. We want to ensure that the members of our community and their families stay safe throughout this time. 

We at Women in Cloud are eager to work our way around this difficult time and keep the spirit up for the mission! 

Women In Cloud Microsoft Cloud Accelerator is 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 a program involving a 7 stage curriculum, designed to help you win enterprise opportunities, get access to Azure credits, an advisor community, and global stage to showcase your business. The program has created $100M in net new opportunities to date. 

We bring another exciting news to you. The Women in Cloud #CloudInnovateHERxNewYork Pitch Challenge which was scheduled along with the inauguration of the accelerator program is now being relaunched as the #CloudInnovateHERxDigital Pitch Challenge. This pitch challenge is now open to every female tech leader on the planet, and will take place digitally on 3 April, 2020. This pitch challenge is an opportunity for  women-owned tech businesses to find commercial success by showcasing their enterprise-ready cloud solutions and win $5000 along with other offers. 

Our commitment to our mission is stronger than ever and will not be stopped. While we may have to work around difficult times, our spirits are high. Please join us for our digital event and experience the power of technology!

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Ottawa, March 6, 2020 – Today, the community-led initiative empowering women-led STEM businesses with $1 billion in economic access by 2030, Women in Cloud, is proud to have launched a new 21 Days of Economic Access social media campaign on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in partnership with Invest Ottawa.

“Today only 2 percent of women-led businesses in STEM win $1 million contracts,” said Chaitra Vedullapalli, Co-Founder of Meylah and Women in Cloud. “The goal of this campaign is to engage key public officials and corporate executives in Canada and the United States to give women greater access to existing procurement vehicles for women in technology business owners so we can increase their profitability while creating jobs.”

Notable women being featured as part of the campaign via spotlight and video stories include: The Right Honorable Kim Campbell, Canada’s first and only woman Prime Minister, Washington State Senator Patty Kuderer, Kate Roberts, Founder of the Maverick Collective and Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, to name a few. 

Women in Cloud is an official partner of the United Nations and this campaign helps advance the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5 to enable women to access $1 Billion in cloud opportunities. This campaign is supported by major partners such as Microsoft, Meylah and will extend to additional major markets such as India later in 2020. 

“Women in Cloud is proud to have created a proven entrepreneurship accelerator and aI-powered technology that governments and companies alike can leverage to help women in STEM win the $1 million contracts they need to scale their businesses and secure systemic shifts in the Canadian and American procurement sectors,” said Karen Fassio, Women in Cloud Co-founder.

Women in Cloud is a community-led initiative supporting female technology entrepreneurs. Through private-public partnerships with innovative companies and leaders in technology, Women in Cloud creates access to partnership opportunities, programs that accelerate business growth in the cloud and strategic alliances that advance the success of women in tech. For more information about Women in Cloud and the Women in Cloud Summit please visit the website at www.womenincloud.com.

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Today, International Women’s Day, we at Women in Cloud are launching the 21 Days of Action campaign to create $1 billion in economic access for women-led technology companies.

The campaign runs from March 8-28, and aims to improve access to procurement vehicles for women in the technology sector through collaborative action with public officer holders, global corporations, women tech entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship organizations and
accelerators in Canada and the U.S.

Together, we can share the importance of fair and equitable access to economic opportunities for all, to amplify the success of women-led technology companies, and the important organizations and initiatives they support.

We’ve put together social media content for you to easily copy, paste and post on your profile. You may use the complete promo kit to share the campaign message and the links in the action calendar below to take your own actions each week of the campaign!

Use the hashtag #empowHERaccess with your posts to join the conversation online.

Each week in our social media we will feature spotlights by industry leaders, inspirational quotes, and calls-to-action for the community to take as a collective.

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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.