The Women in Cloud Community and I share similar core values; Equality. I am a strong advocate for equality, and being a woman working in the technology industry with my cloud niche – I had to join Women in Cloud! 

I have several personal stories of being denied opportunities just because I am a woman. While money isn’t everything, I strongly believe it enables everyone to get on an equal footing. When I learned about the history of women being denied loans by the bank without a man’s signature, I couldn’t help wonder, ‘Is it happening today too?’ The opportunities held back today, without our awareness, hamper the growth of the future Indra Nooyi or Oprah Winfrey of our industry. With my association with Women in Cloud, I hope to connect women who traveled a similar path I did and join them to change the course for the future.

In this effort, at the Women in Cloud Digital Summit, I am talking about Containerizing. While many do not understand what containerization means, it can save a large amount of time while deploying production code. It also makes the process easier and less miserable. I am all for packaging and containerization – and I will be there at the Summit to tell you why! I will start with the basics, no pre-requisites or assumptions about your knowledge. I will make a quick deep dive into what docker entails and we’ll try to understand if it fits your use case. As this year’s Digital Summit is themed Collective Power, I want to come together to uplift the economically non-inclusive to allow them equal access to all tools needed to succeed in their ambitions. 

My journey in this industry has established one sure shot lesson; things need to change, especially for women. Going forward, I want to be the change and drive change in the tech sector with Women in Cloud. As a woman who wants to bear children in the future, I fear its negative impact on my career. Because in ancient times, women were expected to create value to society only via child-bearing, I believe policies do not grant any equal footing to mothers. I believe we need policies in place to respect the time off needed and pay standardization would benefit women in any industry, not just technology. 

As the Jogging Baboon from BoJack Horseman said, “It gets easier. Every day, it gets easier. But you gotta do it every day – that is the hard part. But it does get easier.”

So let us pledge to make the technology industry accessible for women everyday! Join me this January at the Women in Cloud Digital Summit 2021 to find ways you can contribute to the community and industry, every day. 

Book Your Spot today with a 15% discount, and get on board to witness the Collective Power of Women in the technology industry from around the world! 

I highly recommend the following Interactive Experiences for you to participate in and expand your network: 

  1. 28 January: Learn about Tech Industry at their opening plenary with Former Prime Minister of Canada, Rt Honorable Kim Campbell and Corporate Vice President Gavriella Schuster 
  2. 28 January: Explore Cloud Jobs at #CloudJobs Fair & Recruitment Lounge
  3. 28 January: Meet Black Founders
  4. 29 January: Master your pitch at #RockYourPitch Experience
  5. 29 January: Get access to mentorship from Cloud Industry leaders
  6. 30 January: Get your kids to participate in Youth Mentorship Circle
  7. 30 January: Make New Friends at Scavenger Hunt 

Also, join WIC Digital Network to be part of the global economic access movement.