On Saturday, January 26, 2019, the Women in Cloud organization will kick-off their 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 business growth.
The 2019 summit comes on the heels of a year of significant momentum for the Women in Cloud organization including twelve women-led startups graduating from the first Women in Cloud Business Accelerator.
In addition to Thai Lee, co-Founder of Software House International (SHI), President and CEO of the largest woman-owned business in America, who is joining the Summit as honored keynote presenter, other VIP tech luminaries participating in the Summit will include among many: Senator Patty Kuderer (who will be making a new announcement,) Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft and Sandy Carter, Vice President of Windows and Enterprise Workloads, Amazon Web Services.
Recently, Women in Cloud sent a delegation to United Nations Ideagen – Empowering Women & Girls 2030 Summit, and are now working to advance UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5 to enable women to access $1 Billion in cloud opportunities. Gretchen O’Hara, VP GTM, Microsoft and George Sifakis, the Founder and CEO of IdeaGen Global (our global UN partner in this initiative), will lead a conversation on this topic from the mainstage.
As Chaitra Vedullapalli, co-founder of Meylah and Women in Cloud explains, “Without access, you cannot create opportunities. With the help of industry partners, community groups and organizations like IDEAGEN & the United Nations, we are thrilled to be able to support the empowerment of Women and Girls to reach their dreams for the benefit of themselves, their families, their communities and their countries.”
Women in Cloud is a community-led initiative supporting female technology entrepreneurs. Through private-public partnerships with innovative companies and leaders in technology, Women in Cloud creates access to partnership opportunities, programs that accelerate business growth in the cloud and strategic alliances that advance the success of women in tech. For more information about Women in Cloud and the Women in CloudSummit please visit the website at www.womenincloud.com.