Women in Cloud, is pleased to announce Automaton as the winner for the Inaugural #CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenge. This pitch challenge was designed to showcase enterprise solutions developed by women tech entrepreneurs. 

Women in Cloud is a community-led economic development initiative taking action to accelerate massive societal impact at an unprecedented pace. We are going to generate over $1B in net new global economic access for women entrepreneurs by 2030 through partnerships with corporations, community leaders, and policymakers. 

Women in Cloud’s programs are designed to help female tech entrepreneurs to win enterprise opportunities, get access to cloud credits, get access to subject-matter experts & executives, a global network with the ultimate goal of creating economic growth and job opportunities that are aligned with the UN goals.

“We were excited to launch #CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenge as a global platform to showcase enterprise-ready cloud solutions developed by female tech entrepreneurs. The opportunity brought to light various solutions that addressed process automation to customer acquisition,” says Chaitra Vedullapalli, President of Women in Cloud.  Automaton took home $10,000 in cash and access to Cloud Accelerator as the winner of #CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenge. 

Automaton is founded by MH Lines, CEO in 2018. Automaton makes sure every lead reaches sales, email sends don’t have broken links that landing pages are populating and analytics are tagged as expected. Automaton acts like an army of robots that test your forms, data routing, emails, and integrations and then make sure each reaches its destination exactly as expected. By taking a proactive approach to managing errors, testing data routing, and managing integrations, our customers save hours each day and thousands in wasted advertising.

This experience was supported by industry leaders like Microsoft, Meylah, Archive360, M12, and others, who are also core contributors to creating access to enterprise business opportunities to more female tech entrepreneurs. We received many inspiring and innovative solution nominations.  Solutions were evaluated for originality, market feasibility, and use of Cloud and AI solutions. We would like to thank everybody for participating and supporting our mission. For more information about Women in Cloud and the join the Cloud Accelerator.

Cloud computing not only revolutionized the world around me, but also my life journey.  I first started using cloud computing resources as a Principal Scientist in Cancer Research.  The freedom and ability to analyze any amount of data at a reasonable cost and within a relatively short time-frames not only empowered me as a scientist, but also enabled me to start my own company as an entrepreneur.  At the time, I attended a cloud computing conference where in his keynote address, Andy Jassy (CEO of Amazon Web Services) expressed to the audience how using cloud computing resources can provide users with the power to “create your own destiny”.  As I sat there in the audience, I felt the impact of those words on so many levels. 

I believe that cloud computing provides access to the latest technological advances and in doing so, serves to empower any innovator from anywhere in the world to create freely without the burdens of societal suppressions due to prejudice and economic inequality.  For individuals who have historically been underrepresented in Science & Technology, this is certainly life changing. Cloud computing enables more inclusive economies providing equal opportunity to underrepresented individuals, and also provides opportunities for leadership so that those same individuals are now contributing to subsequent economic development.

I am passionate about empowering women to be economically and intellectually free to  “create their own destinies” and am excited to participate on a panel discussing the emerging trends in cloud computing and how these technological advances might inspire and empower women to take a bold new path of their choosing.  The Women in Cloud Summit 2020 is about taking action. So, join me and the other panelists and take this opportunity to discuss emerging technological trends, share ideas, and inspire each other to create a better future where women flourish as equal innovators and technology leaders.   Purchase tickets to the summit today, and be a part of the change.

To get more information visit the summit website, and don’t forget to apply the 20% discount code: JOINME@WIC

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Take action by joining our online network to get engaged today!

We all have goals we want to reach, challenges we’re striving to overcome, and times when we feel stuck. Partnering with a coach can set you on a path to greater personal and professional fulfillment. What better way to change the narrative and create economic access for women in the cloud economy?

As a certified coach, I am a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the world’s largest organization of professionally trained coaches that seeks to advance the art, science and practice of coaching. We’re excited to connect with Women in Cloud, a community of powerful technology industry leaders, policy makers, and entrepreneurs who are on a road to ensure gender parity in the tech industry and create $1 billion in economic access for women by 2030. 

I want to help Women in Cloud members to experience the benefits of coaching, which can help unleash your potential, surpass your limits, and change your life. We are bringing local, expert coaches to Women in Cloud Summit 2020 to demonstrate the transformational value of coaching, a process that often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity, and leadership. WIC is proud to be action-oriented, and coaching is the perfect blend of exploration and action. We look forward to extending the tool of coaching to those who can really benefit from it.

Take the ultimate action step toward your goals and sign up for a 30-minute coaching session on-site while at the Summit. The cost is included with your ticket, although sessions are limited so please sign up in advance through the event application to reserve your spot. If you’d like to find a coach after the event, try theCredentialed Coach Finder, a free searchable directory with listings for thousands of qualified ICF Credentialed Coaches worldwide.

Purchase tickets to attend Women in Cloud Summit and to get more information visit the summit website, and don’t forget to apply the 20% discount code: JOINME@WIC

See you there! Take action by joining our online network to get engaged today!

Technology is a brutal industry and what may be a trend today is no longer essential tomorrow. My experience as a business development coach has made me realize that I have the potential to guide and help women in the technology industry. I want to support women in tech and show them how to prioritize their time and their profit avenues correctly, so they can create the business and life they intend. 

My association with Women in Cloud is to ensure my knowledge and experience in the field help as many women as possible. As a community, Women in Cloud will allow me to teach women in tech to have an action plan created around their wants as well as how to create/communicate boundaries and take charge of their time, energy, and focus.

The Women in Cloud Summit 2020 has given me an opportunity to share my life learning with the entire community. As a speaker, my topic will revolve around how women can identify what they want, where their time is spent, how to claim that time back as well as how to prioritize it, so they are consistently taking steps to build their business.

Finding a community of like-minded, goal-focused women sets a strong standard for business as we each develop and grow. A community like Women in Cloud not only encourages our own expansion, it establishes a strong foundation to build off of while continuously in pursuit of our own greatness. 

Based on statistics gathered by Maddie Shepherd through Fundera, there are “12.3 million female owned businesses in the U.S,” making over 40% of businesses woman-owned. This statistic goes deeper than the numbers. It intrinsically shows how important it is for women to have equal opportunities within business, and by extension know how to properly prioritize their profits and time to create the lifestyles we as women deserve. 

Diving into prioritizing our time effectively comes down to 5 main parts:

  • Getting crystal clear on what you want
  • Taming the time that you have
  • Prioritizing your tasks
  • Customizing to your calendar

Each of these parts has its own place within business, and when you understand how to master each one – hitting your next goal or taking the next step comes easily. 

Broken down, the steps look like this: 

  1. Write down, and put it somewhere visible, what you want to accomplish in the next 6 months.
  2. Create boundaries that solidify the time that you have: ex. Create office hours, turn off notifications, etc.
  3. Look at all the tasks on your to do list: take off ALL PERSONAL TASKS and prioritize the business ones to that will help you get to those 6 month goals step by step.
  4. Every day, look at the time you have and ask yourself: “How would I like to fill this time?” and assign the tasks that fit in the time you have that are aligned with what YOU want.
  5. Put this routine into action every single day and you will always be profitable in your business: mentally, emotionally as well as financially. 

There’s nothing more valuable than having a strong, supportive group of women, who are all aiming for their own vision of greatness – especially when you can find them all in an incredible group like Women in Cloud. 

If you’d like to learn more about prioritizing your profits in a way to create the money and the life you desire in your own unique way, feel free to reach out through purchase tickets today and come join us in our mission. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn or Instagram @mel_mcsherry.

To get more information visit the summit website, and don’t forget to apply the 20% discount code: JOINME@WIC

See you there! 

Take action by joining our online network to get engaged today!

Women In Cloud is pleased to announce the 5 finalists for the Inaugural #CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenge. This pitch challenge aims to help women tech entrepreneurs across the global market develop, showcase, and win enterprise customers.

As demands in enterprise tech grow, the need for products and services that address these unique challenges increases. Enterprise tech is one of the fastest-growing and most influential sectors of the tech industry with enterprise software spending expected to reach $457 billion this year, but the numbers indicate that women are largely being left out of that economic opportunity. That’s why WiC is generating new ways like the #CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenge for women tech entrepreneurs to get better access to funding, education, and a supportive community.

Having received many inspiring and innovative solution nominations, we want to thank all nominees for participating in the first-ever partner pitch challenge.  Solutions are evaluated for Solutions will be evaluated for originality, market feasibility, and use of cloud and AI solutions. The nomination review panel consisted of business leaders within the Women in Cloud community.

Special congratulations to our five finalists that will be pitching their solutions at Women In Cloud Summit  on Saturday, January 25th (5:30 – 6:45pm PST) in Redmond, Washington.

  • SheWorks! is disrupting gender unemployment by connecting the dots between talent, online education, and remote jobs to economically empower women from around the globe with flexible work opportunities and closing the talent supply and demand gap for companies.
  • Rainbow Secure Password: An extremely Secure digital vault with Cloud Storage and Encryption tools powered by Rainbow Password Technology
  • Automaton: Atomatest is automated testing for millions of business users managing cloud technology application stacks!
  • Addlane is a visual vendor portal that connects global businesses throughout the supply chain
  • AppFusions’ AlohaCloud is a “swiss-army knife” platform for expediting IT modernization & digital transformation initiatives, allowing companies to leapfrog 2020 strategic efforts, lower risks of failure, deploy within weeks, drive value-up cost savings, profits, innovation to compound growth forward.

Join us at Women In Cloud Summit on Saturday, Jan 25 at 5:30 pm PST to see the finalists take the stage to pitch their ideas to a specially curated panel of business and technical judges from the community: Colleen O’Brien, Jeana Jorgensen, Erin Papworth, Margaret Dawson, and Wendy Garcia

Final remarks will be made by Gretchen O’Hara, US Vice President of the US One Commercial Partner.

Congratulations, finalists! See you at #womenincloud #shesoars