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M12 Women in Technology Outstanding Leadership Award

The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the cloud industry by an individual.

Our Outstanding Leader will be an industry leader whose creativity, passion, and innovation is driving the space forward—someone who embodies cloud excellence. Maybe they are deeply committed to cloud computing, sharing their knowledge and expertise with the community. Maybe they have a reputation as a leader in cloud computing and are making a difference by evangelizing the power and benefits of cloud computing. This award recognizes the extraordinary contributions made by professionals who go above and beyond to help organizations succeed in the cloud.

Judges will look for examples of passion for cloud technology, vision, and tangible contributions to the industry.

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.

The award is proudly sponsored by M12 - Microsoft Venture Capital Fund, based globally to support your business from start up funding to Series C investment.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must show proven leadership
  • Examples of passion for cloud technology, vision and tangible contributions to the industry

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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