The beauty of the Women in Cloud Economic Access Campaign is, everyone does their part to create a culture of inclusion that allows every person access to the resources needed to make their vision a reality. This allows for collective action and growth of everybody involved in the ecosystem while making a measurable impact. 

I found out about Women in Cloud about a week before the Women in Cloud Summit 2020 and decided to attend it because I sensed a focused, powerful energy in the leadership team. My experience at the summit compels me to act now in this 21 Days of Action, a part of the Economic Access Campaign. As a co-founder and CEO of a start-up, I know first hand the challenges that come with creating/building a business from an idea, a passion and vision for the future. Our company is still in the initial stages of growth with no monetary resources to spare, but we sure have the experience and tools gathered through those experiences to help other entrepreneurs embarking this journey.

Through my involvement, I want entrepreneurs and leaders to realise the resources needed to see their dreams become realities and I want their teams to feel excited about their contributions to the bigger mission. I want people to feel supported, inspired to go big and be celebrated for their successes.

My only goal to achieve is to promote, true and inspired action. This was the key take away I had from the Women in Cloud Summit and I aspire to inspire others in a similar manner. 

I will support any woman leader on her road to success. And personally, I truly believe that people truly do care and are ready to take action!

So come join me and the Women in Cloud to help create an economic impact in this world through the Women in Cloud Economic Access Campaign! 

About the Author

Laura L. Ciel MA, PsyD is an expert in leadership, human performance, emotional and energetic intelligence, resilience, organizational and individual health and morale, transformation and turning life’s challenges into opportunities. In addition to her BA in Economics from UCLA, her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and Leadership Training with CTI, she has more than 25 years experience teaching, training, interviewing, writing and guiding individuals and teams in a variety of industries from nonprofits supporting films to global relief, banking, finance, start-ups, hospital teams including palliative care, legal firms, film industry, and various lifestyle leaders and companies.

She knows that every challenge offers an opportunity and her desire to serve the world has not dimmed since she first felt inspired to help others around the globe when she was a little girl. She is passionate about honoring the uniqueness of every person. To bring light and play into her life, you might find her swimming in the ocean, hiking in the mountains, laughing with her family, practicing her French or Spanish, adventuring around the world or dancing to hip hop.