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Investor of the Year Award

This award celebrates investors who continued to provide economic access to women entrepreneurs during the pandemic by investing $1M+ into women-owned or led technology businesses.

The judges are looking for organizations who are proactively engaged in gender lens investing and have a structured process for investing in women founded businesses.

Nominations can be submitted as a 300-word statement highlighting how the nominee has hit all or some of the elements outlined in the category criteria; try and include as much tangible evidence as possible.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Invested more than $1M in women-owned or led technology businesses
  • Minimum 30 percent gender lens investing methodology in place
  • Angel investors, VCs and private equity investors are eligible for this award

Non-Discrimination Policy: 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.

Key Dates:

  • MAY 1: COVID-19 Impact Survey opens for response
  • JUNE 1: Awards Application opens for response
  • JUNE 30: Impact Survey and Awards Application response closes
  • JULY 3-16: 11 Days of Access Spotlight Campaign
  • JULY 16: Awards Ceremony & Report Release at 2021 WiCxInspire Event

About Women in Cloud's #empowHERaccess Campaign

This award is a part of Women in Cloud's #empowHERaccess Campaign, which is focused on providing turn-key equity advancing solutions to collectively solve the global crisis facing women entrepreneurs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

#empowHERaccess is an annual digital advocacy campaign by Women in Cloud to generate greater economic access awareness for women in technology.  The 2021 #empowHERaccess campaign will bring together a number of facets to better understand the Global Crisis the pandemic has created for women entrepreneurs, and celebrate the many stories of pivots and perseverance.

Learn more: https://www.womenincloud.com/empowheraccess-campaign/

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