About Women in Cloud

Women in Cloud, a community-led economic development organization, has a massive mission: to take action with global leaders, corporations and policymakers to help women entrepreneurs create $1 billion in economic access and opportunity by 2030. And we won’t stop until we get there.

The Process: How We Get There

Access

Getting and giving economic access is key. Our community and advisor networks foster access to education, investment, talent and resources for global women technology entrepreneurs via events, programs, and online networks.

Action

Collective Action is the core principle of our community. Our immersive and collaborative experiences are designed to accelerate economic access related policies and opportunities to unlock a shared vision and take action together.

Acceleration

Advancing UN Global Goals 2030 is integral to WiC’s mission. Our programs such as Cloud Accelerator, #CloudInnovateHER, #AISolution2030 actively create a pipeline of solutions and talent to achieve gender parity in tech entrepreneurship.

Traction

Legislative Impact

  • Washington State passed a proclamation marking January 25 as the officially recognized “Women in Cloud Day”
  • The City of New York presented Women in Cloud with a commendation to acknowledge the work that we are doing to create economic access
  • Women in Cloud is an official partner of the United Nations by invitation to EQUALS: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age to drive broader societal change

Accelerator Impact

  • Graduated over 22 women-led companies, 25 enterprise-ready solutions, $50M in opportunities created, and 20+ jobs created
  • Investment from Microsoft to scale Cloud Accelerator globally to 9 countries: Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, India, Africa, Greece, United States, and UAE
  • Major media coverage for Women in Cloud on Microsoft, GeekWire, TechNative, Times of India, CIO Dive, Small Business Trends, and more

Community Impact

  • WiC community has grown 3x since inception to over 3500 members
  • Launched #WICDigitalNetwork online community with 800+ members
  • Advocacy efforts expanded in 451 Research, Microsoft Inspire 2019, AI Conference, Xtech Conference, TEDxWomen, and Women On Boards
  • 60+ Companies committed to partnering to drive gender equity goals

Women in Cloud Summit

  • CIO industry ranking: Acknowledged as one of the top 4 out of 17 diversity industry events in the tech industry
  • 90% more entrepreneurs engaged since inaugural Women in Cloud Summit
  • 2020 Summit: 1400+ social media mentions and 1100+ attendees
  • 4.5 out of 5 – Attendee summit satisfaction rating

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Our Offerings

Annual Summit

The Women in Cloud Summit is a one-day, life-changing event for women tech entrepreneurs, corporate and community leaders, policy makers, and allies from around the globe.

#CloudInnovateHER

A global pitch challenge platform to highlight and showcase enterprise-ready cloud innovations developed by female tech entrepreneurs for the chance to win cash and cloud credits.

Cloud Accelerator

Grow your business via immersive learning in the Cloud Accelerator designed to help you co-build, co-market, and co-sell with Microsoft and their distribution channels.

Policy Advocacy

Driving awareness campaigns focused on economic development & gender equity in partnership to support UN Global Goals 2030.

Testimonials

“Women in Cloud is wondrously inclusive. It presents all of us with the good fortune to work in this industry with the opportunity to effect changes today that will lead to a tomorrow in which our daughters and granddaughters can realize their full potential. I encourage everyone to get involved.”

Dan Langille
Archive360

“Are you the founder or CEO of a woman-led tech startup?! Apply to be in the next cohort of the Women in Cloud: Microsoft Cloud Accelerator!!! Getting into this program has been a game-changer for my business and when I become a billion dollar philanthropist and global leader (knock on wood!!), I will be able to point directly to this program as on the the pillars to my success.”

Melissa Strawn
MyPeopleNow, Inc.

“As Co-Founder and CEO of a company that provides solutions to the human challenges in organizations I initially thought ‘that’s not for me’. But since we use the cloud to scale our solutions, I decided to jump in. What an inclusive, powerful, energetic and thought-provoking event.”

Dr. Laura Ciel
NineQ LLC

“We met hundreds of extraordinary women who are paving the way in cloud, culture, and entrepreneurship.”

Suzy Dolbow
Blueprint Technologies

“…Thank you for bringing this event to life and this incredible community together. ”

Stephanie Chacharon
Simplicity Consulting

“So inspired to spend the entire day with so many women leaders gathering for the sole purpose of inspiring, collaborating and building up others. …An incredibly empowering program. The learnings, the support and the commitments that were had will definitely create a positive impact in 2020!”

Christopher Davies
PondHR

“You put on a beautiful event- very impressive, and a wonderful cast of judges, pitchers, and panelists. Well done!”

Lisa
SBA

“It was such a pleasure to meet the mentors and advisors at the grooming session. That was my biggest take-away! Thank you so much for organizing this event. It was wonderful because of all of YOU.”

Christina
dTOOR Inc.

It was incredible to witness the power of the Women in Cloud network. These Microsoft Cloud Accelerator graduates will do great things!”

Sherlaender Phillips
Microsoft

“I attended my first Women in Cloud Summit and left feeling inspired by all of the powerhouse female entrepreneurs who are leading the way in cloud technology!”

Claire Lindsey
Adobe

Accelerator

Microsoft Cloud Accelerator

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#CloudInnovateHER

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Education

Digital Academy

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UN Sustainable Goals

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Policy Advocacy

WIC Bill of Rights

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Local Legislation

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Public Policy

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Get Involved

Get Introduced

Get introduced in our community of tech leaders, industry experts, entrepreneurs, and change makers.

Join Our Network

#WICDigitalNetwork – An inclusive digital platform for creating economic access for women.

Cloud Leader Circle

Gretchen O’Hara

Gretchen O’Hara

Gavriella Schuster

Gavriella Schuster

Chaitra Vedullapalli

Chaitra Vedullapalli

Karen Fassio

Karen Fassio

Senator Patty Kuderer

Senator Patty Kuderer

Wendy Garcia

Wendy Garcia

Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

Carrie Francey

Carrie Francey

David Willis

David Willis

Jacqueline Touma

Jacqueline Touma

Jeana Jorgensen

Jeana Jorgensen

Cassandra Gholston

Cassandra Gholston

Wendy White

Wendy White

Melanie Posey

Melanie Posey

Evelyn Zabo

Evelyn Zabo

Sampada Basarkar

Sampada Basarkar

Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee

Vandana Bassi Deep

Vandana Bassi Deep

Jill Angelo

Jill Angelo

Razia Richter

Razia Richter

Amy Protexter

Amy Protexter

Becky Washam

Becky Washam

Leena Porwal

Leena Porwal

Madhu Kochar

Madhu Kochar

Feyzi Fatehi

Feyzi Fatehi

Kelly Sparks

Kelly Sparks

Sharon Davison

Sharon Davison

Kylie Schleicher

Kylie Schleicher

Mark Furr

Mark Furr

Ram Dutt

Ram Dutt

Lynne Robinson

Lynne Robinson

Vinay Kumar

Vinay Kumar

Margaret Dawson

Margaret Dawson

Christine Puccio

Christine Puccio

Barry Russell

Barry Russell

Sharan Hilbrand

Sharan Hilbrand

Ali Spain

Ali Spain

Michelle Pruitt

Michelle Pruitt

 Giovanna Mingarelli

Giovanna Mingarelli

Take Pledge

Action your support and contribute towards the advancement of women tech entrepreneurs, innovators, and change-makers with the Women In Cloud Collective Action Pledge