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Women in Cloud Appoints Accenture’s Gina Fratarcangeli to its Board of Directors

Women in Cloud, a community-led economic development organization dedicated to advancing gender equity in the technology industry, has named Gina Fratarcangeli, Managing Director at Accenture, to its Board of Directors.

In this role, Fratarcangeli will be among a core team of advisors and influencers helping the not-for-profit organization drive its mission to generate $1B in net new global economic access for women entrepreneurs by 2030 through partnerships with corporations, community leaders and policy makers.

Women In Cloud was named one of the Best Accelerators in Seattle by Benzinga

Women in Cloud is proud to announce that we have been recognized as the Best Women-Led Businesses Accelerator in Seattle by Benzinga Magazine. The “10 Best Accelerators in Seattle, Ranked” article highlights 10 local accelerators with different niches which  provide access to training, funding, mentorship, and scaling for startups in a variety of industries. These accelerators were named the best because of their involvement in the local community, transparency, and implementation of practical standards. Women in Cloud was named top 7 overall and the best for female entrepreneurs because of its emphasis on using cloud hyperscalers, distribution channels, and partner resources to help women co-build, co-market, and co-sell to businesses.

Top 10 Most Successful Women in Cloud Entrepreneurs 2021 featured on Insight Success magazine.

The Insight Success Magazine has recognized the Women in Cloud Accelerator and the entrepreneurs who graduated from the Accelerator and went ahead to make an impact in society. The “Top 10 Most Successful Women in Cloud Entrepreneurs” Edition honors 10 women entrepreneurs from the technology industry who are shaping the future of the industry with their unique solutions. Checkout the Top 10 Most Successful Women in Cloud Entrepreneurs 2021 featured on Insight Success magazine.

The Urgent Need to Create Inclusive Access for Women to Join the Technology Industry

Women in Cloud partners with VFI to advance policy reforms around economic access and opportunities for women. There is an estimated $700 billion opportunity for enterprise cloud solutions, but fewer than 1% of enterprise cloud contracts globally go to tech firms founded by women. Women, tech companies, and enterprise tech customers are held back because of the lack of diversity in the tech sector. Research has shown that more diverse teams leads to greater creativity, innovation, and ultimately, profitability. Tech is missing the leadership, expertise, creativity, perspective, and passion of women. This week Voices for Innovation featured a guest blog to discuss the ongoing challenges that women face in accessing the tech sector. We showcased a great new VFI-supported WIC Azure Training and Certification Scholarship program that you may want to share this program with women looking to upskill or enter the tech sector.

Hitachi Solutions

Hitachi Solutions Partners with Women in Cloud Activate Economic Access Movement Among Fortune 100 Companies

Hitachi is supporting the #WICxFortune100 Initiative, a turnkey equity access program for Fortune 100 corporations to come together to collectively solve gender-equity challenges. Women in Cloud is committed to developing the next generation of women entrepreneurs and leaders in the field of cloud computing, to lead initiatives around cloud computing for gender parity; by supporting the #WICxFortune100 Initiative, Hitachi is committed to supporting the growth of the global economy through the advancement of gender inclusion.

A New Partnership is in Town! Women in Cloud and SHEROES Join Forces to Create Economic Impact

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.

Women In Cloud Partners With Innovation Women Visibility Bureau

“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,” said Chaitra Vedullapalli, WiC co-founder and president.

Smart apparel startup B’zT wins Women in Cloud #CloudInnovateHer Pitch Challenge

The panel of judges voted for the final winner among the 11 women-led companies based on the originality of the idea, market feasibility, and use of cloud and AI in the technology solution.

Smart apparel startup B’zT that makes machine-­washable tracking devices embedded in kid-friendly T-shirts and patches won the inaugural #CloudInnovateHer Pitch Challenge organized today (May 1) as a digital event by Women in Cloud, a global organization engaged in helping women tech entrepreneurs develop, showcase and win enterprise customers.

Women in Cloud kicks off New York cohort of Microsoft Cloud Accelerator

Build an enterprise-ready cloud business with Women in Cloud Accelerator

Did you know, Wendy Garcia Chief Diversity Officer at NY Comptroller’s office presented a proclamation on Jan 25th, 2020 to support Women In Cloud as a strategic program for advancing women tech entrepreneurs in New York. To advance the women tech entrepreneurs, WIC is launching cloud accelerator, 6-month program to assist women-led tech companies to strategically partner with Microsoft and their channel partners to get you ready to win enterprise opportunities in the private and public sector.

Drum Roll! Inaugural Global #CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenge Winner: Automaton

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.

Announcing the finalists for the inaugural Women In Cloud #CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenge

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.

Women in Cloud Summit 2020-The UN of Cloud Brands, Entrepreneurs, Technologists, Policy Makers & Global Leaders

Women in Cloud (WiC), a community-led economic development initiative supporting and promoting the growth of women in technology and entrepreneurial ventures, is hosting the annual Women in Cloud Summit 2020 at Microsoft Conference Center – Building 33, Redmond, Washington on January 25, 2020.

Women in Cloud Announces Second Annual Summit

Today the Women in Cloud organization announced the second annual Women in Cloud Summit. With the theme of “Accelerate,” this year’s Summit connects women-led cloud companies directly with cloud industry leaders to provide access to acceleration programs and opportunities to participate in thought-leadership sessions that support their business growth. Hosted on January 26th, 2019 in Redmond Washington, the Women in Cloud Summit call for speakers is now open.

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