#WICxALLIES Overall Allyship Award

This award is given to a leader and ally who clearly demonstrates their work to advocate, empower and sponsor women in tech.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Financial Empowerment - Nominee provides access to manage $1M budget responsibility or more
  • Sponsorship - Nominee provides access and sponsorship to lead strategic initiatives for the organization
  • Mentorship - Nominee acts as a mentor within a community, accelerator or other publicly shared organization
  • Supplier Ecosystem - Nominee is a champion for making supplier ecosystems diverse and inclusive
  • Organizational Ecosystem - Nominee hires diverse candidates and elevates individuals by providing them opportunities to be more visible

Women in Cloud Code of Conduct: It is the policy of Women In Cloud that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to, discrimination in any program or activity for which it is responsible.

Deadline to Apply: December 31, 2021

#WICxALLIES Sponsor Award

This award is given to a leader and ally who clearly demonstrates their work to sponsor women in tech through financial empowerment and mentorship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Financial Empowerment - Nominee provides access to manage $1M budget responsibility or more
  • Sponsorship - Nominee provides access and sponsorship to lead strategic initiatives for the organization
  • Mentorship - Nominee acts as a mentor within a community, accelerator or other publicly shared organization

Women in Cloud Code of Conduct: It is the policy of Women In Cloud that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to, discrimination in any program or activity for which it is responsible.


Deadline to Apply: December 31, 2021

#WICxALLIES Advocate Award

This award is given to a leader and ally who clearly demonstrates their work to advocate for women in tech through their supplier and organizational ecosystems.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Supplier Ecosystem - Nominee is a champion for making supplier ecosystems diverse and inclusive
  • Organizational Ecosystem - Nominee hires diverse candidates and elevates individuals by providing them opportunities to be more visible

Women in Cloud Code of Conduct: It is the policy of Women In Cloud that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to, discrimination in any program or activity for which it is responsible.


Deadline to Apply: December 31, 2021

About WiC Microsoft Cloud Accelerator

Women In Cloud Microsoft Cloud Accelerator is an immersive 6-month program to assist women-led tech companies to co-build their Cloud + AI innovations, co-market and co-sell with Microsoft and their distribution channels. This program is designed to help you win enterprise opportunities, get access to Azure 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.

Upcoming Kickoff Dates

  • 6.0 Cohort - August 27, 2021 (Digital - open to all locations) - Deadline to Apply August 25, 2021 (3:00pm PST)
  • 7.0 Cohort - February 25, 2021 (Digital - open to all locations) - Deadline to Apply February 18, 2022 (3:00pm PST)

Companies Eligible to Apply

  • With at least one woman in the C-level role with decision making power in the company
  • Based anywhere in US, Canada, Africa, India, Germany, France, UK, Greece, and the UAE
  • Targeting enterprise opportunities in any industry sector with a potential to scale
  • Must be in business for one year with one pilot customer and developed a cloud solution
  • Looking to scale business through Microsoft and their distribution channels

Application Process

  • Apply using this form
  • Upon acceptance, sign an engagement agreement
  • Instead of taking equity, WIC charges a small flat fee of $1000 USD/company
  • Participate in WIC activities to engage with advisors, mentors, and corporations

Learn more about WiC Microsoft Cloud Accelerator here: https://www.womenincloud.com/cloud-accelerator/


PLEASE NOTE: Due to Coronavirus, our Cloud Accelerator program has been revised to be a fully digital experience (including speakers, webinars, working sessions, and office hours). Rather than limiting it to specific areas, this is open to global applicants. 

Learn more about Women in Cloud's Global Expansion here



Program Overview

There has been a dramatic rise in demand for digital skills in the workplace. In response to this, there has been a significant uptake of digital skills over the last year. According to the World Economic Forum, over 150 million new tech jobs will be created in the next 5 years. With women being left behind, Women In Cloud is launching a Universal Access to Microsoft Azure Skills initiative to ensure that women have equitable access to digital skilling opportunities and help them to secure economically fulfilling jobs in the current market. Azure skilling opportunities include these three new Specializations: Azure Fundamentals, AI Fundamentals and Data Fundamentals with certifications delivered upon completion.

About the Program

This program is designed to deliver over 600 scholarships to WIC members. Students who are approved will be invited to enroll and complete the Azure fundamentals digital skilling courses via the Coursera platform. After completion, students will be eligible for certification vouchers that they can use towards their Azure certifications. 


Eligibility Criteria

  • Inclusive of All Genders. Priority for women.
  • Career displacement due to the current pandemic or career change


Approval Process

Please allow 30 days for the review team to respond to your application


If you have any questions, please contact: community@womenincloud.com

Women In Cloud regularly features blogs on a variety of topics of interest to the women in cloud community on our website, network, newsletter and social media.

Topics range from technology innovations, collective action and wins, leadership, events, economic opportunities , book showcase, helpful resources, first-hand accounts and experiences from the Women in Cloud network, research or issues affecting the women in tech, and interviews with influential leaders from a variety of backgrounds and professions.

Please use this form to submit a blog post to be considered for inclusion on the Women in Cloud website or #WICDigitalNetwork

Here are some suggested guidelines for your original content for Women In Cloud Blog:

  • Word length: 250 – 500 words
  • Narration: First-person narration which showcases your unique journey or experience
  • Pictures or videos: Two or three high-resolution photos of your experience or journey, if relevant, and/or a video
  • Promotional items, i.e. link to a new book or upcoming event, to be included at the end of the post. Note: the emphasis of the blog should be on sharing your personal story/experiences.
  • Headshot: To be included with your blog post
  • Biography: A short 2-3 sentence biography to be included in italics at the end of your blog post
  • Blog post submissions are subject for review. Please note that the submission of your blog post using this form does not guarantee that it will be published on Women in Cloud's website or #WICDigitalNetwork. 

Blog Topic Focuses

  • Digital Inclusion
  • Purpose Driven Leadership
  • Digital Skilling
  • Investment Access
  • Technology Access
  • Digital Marketplaces
  • Digital Transformation
  • Non Profit Digital Transformation
  • Gender Equity
  • Racial Equity
  • AI & AI for Good
  • Female Tech Founders
  • Social Impact

We will review your submission and get back to you with a response within 2 weeks following your submission. 


What: The WiC Entrepreneur Pass grants

  • Access the WiC network of advisors and investors
  • Mentorship and speaking opportunities on the WiC stage, a top five industry stage for women founders, executives and leaders
  • Discounts on software and WiC signature events
  • Free listings on WiC job and solutions marketplaces

Who: Women in Cloud is a community-led economic development organization with a goal of generating $1B in net new global economic access for women entrepreneurs by 2030. We establish partnerships with corporations, community leaders, and policy makers to cultivate connections and increase opportunities for female tech founders.

How: Fill out this brief questionnaire to give us a better understanding of yourself, your goals and your company.

Why: To advance the endeavor for greater economic access for women in technology!

Here is a slide deck that outlines all the benefits included in the WiC Entrepreneur Pass

Thanks for your interest in the #WiCFounderCollective. Once submitted we'll get back to you within 24-48 hours.

Women In Cloud has partnered with some of the top companies like Microsoft, Google, Accenture, T-Mobile, Hitachi Solutions and many others to bypass the application process and put your resume and profile directly in front of a recruiter. At no cost to you. And, in addition those who submit their candidate profile anytime, get warm introductions to recruiters and also get qualified to get free ticket to some of the WIC signature events.

This is an incredible opportunity you won't want to miss!

The Women in Cloud Digital Summit 2021 will host the #CloudJobs Recruitment Lounge on 11 March 2021 from 3.00 PM - 5.00 PM (PST).

If you have any questions please email blakem@meylah.com or fill out the following form. Our goal is to get back to you within 48 hours of submission.

Anyone can submit jobs to our site. Just fill out the form below and we'll get back to you within 24-48 hours. You can see a full listing of jobs here

 We Believe Every Woman, Every Child Must Have Access To A Basic Mask

The COVID-19 pandemic poses serious risks to the hard-won gains made towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal #3 on basic health needs for women and children.

Half of the world’s population does not have access to basic health care. With the influx of this pandemic, we are seeing a significant population encounter a common issue which is women and children don’t have access to mask for their physique. Often, the masks available to them are designed with a man’s body frame in mind which ultimately results in a lack of ideal protection. Women In Cloud is taking collective action to empower the community to create access to 100,000 masks for women & children around the world.

To Learn More:  https://www.womenincloud.com/empowherwithmask/ 

 

Pre-Order Masks

The latest MASK preordering system allows companies to participate. Our solution lets corporations and companies to purchase masks and pay in advance. 

For every 1000 masks purchased, WiC will donate 1000 of your branded masks to women and children in areas of need in partnerships with non-profits. Feel free to place bulk orders. 

Any questions, please send an email to cvedulla@womenincloud.com



Business advisors for the Cloud Accelerator program will undergo a selection process. Once approved, there will be readiness training provided for selected advisors. Completion of the below application does not automatically register applicant as a confirmed advisor.

Key Areas of Advisor Focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Development
  • Investor Relationships
  • Technology Development

Learn more about the WIC Cloud Accelerator here

WIC: Microsoft Cloud Accelerator Program (WIC:MCAP) is a 6-month program to accelerate female-led tech organizations to bring their Cloud + AI innovations to be co-market and co-sell ready with Microsoft. Entrepreneurs will learn to develop their Cloud business model, Cloud solution, source-target customers, get access to subject-matter experts & executives with an ultimate goal of creating economic growth and job opportunities that are aligned with the UN goals.

Applicants will be selected to participate in the program and will each be assigned a dedicated advisor to create access to potential customers, partners, and subject-matter experts to help them realize their business goals. 

Specific Cohort Dates to be announced at a later date. Feel free to contact Raisa Noelle with any questions at raisa@womenincloud.com

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