Women in Cloud has partnered with Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft to underwrite 50 women to get free access to the WIC Digital Summit 2021 by giving a total of three one-on-one executive mentorship sessions.

What is the catch?

Nothing. Just buy a T-shirt!

As a C-level Microsoft Executive and Thought-Leader, Gavriella leads a global portfolio of channel partners that have influenced over $1 trillion in ecosystem revenues. She brings over 20 years of leadership in digital and cloud transformation roles, driving strategy and execution spanning all aspects of the business model and product development, launch, marketing, sales, and partner development. Gavriella currently leads global recruitment, enablement, and engagement of Microsoft’s fast-growing partner ecosystem. As a builder and change agent, she has built and turned around businesses by inspiring a vision for future customer relevance and engaging teams in developing the roadmap.

In December 2020, Gavriella delivered a powerful TEDx talk on the topic, ‘BeCOME an Ally: How to Achieve Gender Equity?’ Her TEDx speech highlighted the need to create opportunities for women in technology and the role all of us, men, and women play in the process. 

Gavriella Schuster was also awarded the ATHENA Global Leadership Award – previously bestowed upon icons like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Condoleezza Rice, and Christina Koch, just to name a few – for her contribution to technology, and supporting equality and equity in technology. The Insight Success Magazine also recognized Gavriella as the ‘Top 10 Most Influential Women in Cloud 2020.’

Gavriella is a powerhouse of knowledge and drives impact every step of the way! 

Now is your chance to qualify and win a chance to be mentored by Gavriella Schuster; you have to buy an exclusively designed Women in Cloud Allyship T-shirt. These t-shirts are designed to drive awareness about economic inclusion and allyship in the technology industry. 

What are the Entry Rules?

  1. Every purchase gives you an entry for the executive mentorship opportunity
  2. Drawing of the lots will happen on the closing day i.e., 30 January 2021 of the Women in Cloud Digital Summit 2021.
  3. Executive mentorship sessions will be scheduled on a mutually agreed date.

Buy a T-shirt today and win an exclusive executive mentorship opportunity while contributing to underwrite Summit passes for women! 

This January 2021 at the Women in Cloud Digital Summit 2021 learn about the Technology Industry at the opening plenary with Former Prime Minister of Canada, Rt. Honorable Kim Campbell, and Corporate Vice President Gavriella Schuster.

We also highly recommend Interactive Experiences for you to participate in to expand your network:

  • 28 January: Explore Cloud Jobs at #CloudJobs Fair & Recruitment Lounge
  • 28 January: Meet Black Founders
  • 29 January: Master your pitch at #RockYourPitch Experience
  • 29 January: Get access to mentorship from Cloud Industry leaders
  • 30 January: Get your kids to participate in Youth Mentorship Circle
  • 30 January: Make New Friends at Scavenger Hunt 

Join WIC Digital Network to be part of the global economic access movement.

Imagine if you could turn your personal stories, your experiences and your passions into a purpose-driven business even during challenging times?

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a year of fear and uncertainty.  Business leaders, entrepreneurs and companies have seen triumph and tragedy and our vision for 2021 is still seeking clarity.  But one thing is for sure.  You are in charge of your own personal brand, the so-called CEO of You and that has tremendous power that many have yet to tap into.

So what does this mean for you as you navigate a new year during one of the most pivotal periods in our lifetime? 

When you attend ROCK YOUR PITCH at this year’s Women in Cloud Digital Summit, you will:

  • Discover the power of personal branding and how it can support business development and networking
  • Learn how to build a story arc for you and your business that can stand apart from others
  • Leverage your personal story power for social brand building on all platforms, specifically LinkedIn
  • Interact with other leaders who are dedicated to their own professional growth and community networking
  • Craft your own “I AM” mission statement that will become your new north star message that sets you up for success in 2021

By the end of the session, you will be empowered with:

  • The tools necessary market yourself effectively to your own network, company, potential employer or future business partnerships.
  • A clear understanding of how to brand yourself on social platforms so you can build your own tribe.
  • Access to experts, leaders and other influencers that can support you with getting connected to the right people.

If you’re an emerging entrepreneur, job seeker, business leader or future leader and are ready to reimagine yourself in 2021, book your spot here before it fills up!  This is your chance to rock your pitch.

Even at the toughest times we present to you some exciting news! 

Did you know that mentoring has a significant effect on positive youth development? Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class. 
Many adults look to their pasts and recall the profound influence a mentor had on their lives during adolescence. Whether it was a teacher, neighbor, clergy member or sports coach, having the one-on-one support of a caring adult who is not a parent can yield positive, life-changing outcomes.

Women in Cloud and Creative Children For Charity are partnering to bring youth and adult mentors together to create mentorship, entrepreneurship and internship opportunities to accelerate youth leadership in our community. 

This event is on January 30th 10am-12pm online. This opportunity is for ages (13-19) .
As apart with this session, we will be offering 3 core activities:

  1. Power Panel Discussion led by youth on navigating today’s school and home environment.
  2. Mentoring: Youth will meet adult mentors to help discuss ideas, challenges and opportunities to navigate life easily.
  3. Draw your future: Youth can learn ways on how to draw their future and how to think about difficult challenges in different ways by Patti Dabrowoski
  4. Increase personal power and confidence to advance their leadership growth: Mentors will be providing the best practices to help foster positive youth development, academic success, and job and career readiness.

Expected outcomes:

  • Access to adult mentors and internship opportunities
  • Create personal vision statement using “Draw your future” framework
  • Join Creative Children For Charity and Women In Cloud Community
  • Get access to #3C Digital Entrepreneurship Academy & be part of Acton Business Fair

How to apply: This is an exclusive interactive experience and something you do not want to miss, so make sure to apply now! Applications are due January 5th and will be notified by January 10th if awarded entry.

Youth Application. Once approved, you will be notified with participation guidelines.  APPLY NOW

Adult Mentor Application: Once approved, you will be notified to participate in How to mentor training by 3C and will be given guidelines to support youth. APPLY NOW


Bengaluru, India: The Women in Cloud in partnership with SHEROES is hosting a live session ‘The Golden Cloud Opportunity in India No One is Talking About’ on 7 November 2020. This live session will primarily focus the corporate involvement in creating an inclusive economy, policy advancement in India, and entrepreneurship advancement in the enterprise market. 

Women in Cloud’s colossal goal to generate over $1B in global economic access by 2030 focuses on WiC operations expansion across eight different countries and various regions. India, one among the  eight, hosted a Curtain Raiser in 2019 initiating Women in Cloud’s operations in India. Over the last year, Women in Cloud has planned and built strategic partnerships with organizations like SHEORES to advance the mission. 

Since, Women in Cloud’s partnership with SHEROES to advance economic access and opportunities for female-tech founders and leaders in India; this will be the first joint event. The ‘Golden Cloud Opportunity in India No One is Talking About’ will initiate a very important conversation in the Indian technology space and the lack of women leaders and entrepreneurs in the space. The speakers for the session are;

The virtual event will also host networking sessions with access to interact with the innovative minds behind technology giants in India. The Women in Cloud also has some exciting announcements in store for our Indian audience. 

Click here to register. There are limited seats available.

Date: 7 November 2020

Time: 7 PM – 9 PM IST 

Networking Sessions: 7.00 PM – 7.30 PM (IST) & 8.30 PM – 9.00 PM (IST)

Sign up for the Women in Cloud Digital Network to learn about the Women in Cloud Accelerator and get exclusive access to industry experts from all over the world! This is a global, larger than life movement with over 100M women dedicated to making their mark in this world. 

Six months into the most unexpected year, it  has been a journey of its own. The pandemic brought out a new digital lifestyle we are all forced to embrace, while uncertainty and chaos looms over our heads. But as everybody is accepting the new normal, we have some exciting news to share. Women in Cloud and SHEROES are announcing a collaborative partnership to advance women tech founders and leaders in India to drive economic development goals.

SHEROES is the world’s first and largest women-only social network, exclusively designed around the needs, goals and aspirations of women Internet users. Based out of New Delhi, SHEROES leverages technology to solve the problem of gender disparity in India. Accessible via Sheroes.com and the SHEROES app, the platform is the largest online ecosystem of 20 million users, supporting women. Their offerings can be accessed over communities, a free-to-use counselling chat helpline, resources, mentorship, peer-to-peer conversations, a marketplace, a reproductive health tracker and opportunities for women. SHEROES is reimagining how women use, experience and benefit from the internet.

Women in Cloud is extremely happy to announce this partnership, which will help our network to gain access to the vast and talented women-only SHEROES network. We are also looking forward to achieving the following joint goals:

  1. Launch The Women in Cloud India Accelerator to boost economic access in the enterprise markets
  2. Host CloudInnovateHERxIndia Pitch Challenge to showcase enterprise ready solutions
  3. Inspire women to participate in Global AI Solution2030 design contest for designing solution for India market
  4. Engage women to join #EmpowHERAccess campaigns to create awareness about women’s contribution to the economic prosperity in India & across the global.

This partnership is also an effort to carry forward the Global Expansion Plan in India, where the curtain-raiser took place in August 2019. 

According to Nasscom, the cloud market in India will grow 3-fold to USD 7.1 billion by 2022, one of the fastest in the world, yet women tech founders are not well presented in driving economic changes. Female Entrepreneurship Index is 70 out 77 as presented by the DWEN Research. Policy makers in India are currently investing in entrepreneurship & economic empowerment for self reliance. This partnership allows Women in Cloud to provide women tech founders exclusive access to Microsoft Cloud Accelerator, to help build inclusive solutions and influence technology-focused job creation in the India market. 

“What makes Women in Cloud powerful is our community. By sharing our stories, we inspire innovation. By banding together, we change laws. By leveraging our personal networks, we create new opportunities. It is through collective action that we will help women entrepreneurs access $1 billion in economic access by 2030. We are thrilled to join forces with SHEROES to reach our goal while also helping female tech entrepreneurs in India create economic opportunities,” said Chaitra Vedullapalli, Co-founder and President, Women in Cloud.

“Our network has unparalleled reach and depth with women users across India. SHEROES is also helping enhance women’s social, economic and digital footprint, and part of this mission has always been to support more women building and owning the technology that runs the world. We’re extremely excited to partner with Women In Cloud as part of their plan to expand their footprint in India, and co-curate initiatives that can further move the GDP and gender index here,” commented Sairee Chahal, Founder & CEO, SHEROES on the partnership with Women in Cloud.

Both our communities are absolutely elated with this partnership and we are determined to help our society and community be a better space for women entrepreneurs and leaders to find their success. 

This is a huge step towards ensuring economic access to women tech founders in both India and the United States. Stay tuned for more updates!