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Accelerating 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals through digital transformation, economic opportunity, global inclusivity & leadership dev

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What is #WICxUNGA?

Revolutions cannot thrive without our industry being reshaped by those that are at the core of its future. At Women in Cloud, we have learned the power of collective access and action to ignite stronger leadership and economic opportunities for women in technology, through the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Welcome to #WICxUNGA 2021, where like-minded industry leaders, executives, investors, entrepreneurs and community members come together to share the new narrative that is accelerating digital transformation, economic opportunity, global inclusivity and proven leadership development for our community and beyond.

The #WICxUNGA event will capture powerful dialogue through unique activations focused on UN SD goals, including gender equality, sustainability, decent work and economic growth, industry innovation and strategic partnerships to achieve our collective mission and vision. We’ll cover social responsibility and collaboration to eliminate inequalities and injustices, including TED-like workshops, plenary sessions, roundtable discussions and a pitch challenge.

Experience a community event unlike any other that dives deep into addressing the challenges we face today with next generation solutions harnessing AI for good, sustainability, building trusted partnerships and networks, becoming effective strategic advisors and developing career growth opportunities focused on leadership acceleration. How are thought leaders today changing the narratives for tomorrow? This is #WICxUNGA 2021.

Join us for Two Days of Impactful Experiences


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Why Attend?

Leadership & Professional Development

Experience a community event unlike any other that dives deep into addressing the challenges we face today with next generation solutions harnessing AI for good, building trusted partnerships and networks, becoming effective strategic advisors and developing career growth opportunities focused on leadership acceleration.

Explore Job Opportunities

Submit your candidate profile and meet with companies and recruiters & hiring managers actively seeking diverse candidates at the #CloudJobs Diverse Recruiting Lounge

UN Sustainable Development Goals Thought Leadership & AI Roundtables

If AI is our future, what is it really telling us? This is a session hosted by experienced leaders utilizing a group discussion format to allow attendees to share their own valuable inputs on specific AI-related topics and their potential ethical issues that is likely to bring forward their impacts on economic equity and access for women to design the strategies for Women In Cloud - AI Ethics Coalition 2022 charter. Your input, your voice and your ideas will help us shape the future of the AI Ethics Coalition. Get engaged, connect with other thought leaders and join our collective action.

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Session Abstracts

Cloud Employability Track

Hands On Cloud Day

Providing attendees with access to a free Hands-On Lab experience to get their hands “Cloudy” and deepen their Azure foundational knowledge. (Two Options: October 14 at 8:00 - 10:00am OR 7:30 - 9:30pm PST)

#CloudJobs Diverse Recruiting

A digital job fair offering a meet and greet experience, where women in technology can meet with companies actively seeking and recruiting talent, benefitting both the company and the job seeker by aligning talent with opportunities to put more women into tech leadership roles. (October 14 at 5:00 - 7:00pm PST)

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Thought Leadership Track

Plenary: Using AI Innovation To Achieve The UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

AI and climate change has been an area that has been gaining a lot of traction in recent years.Today's cloud age of digital technology drives remarkable advancements at phenomenal speed. In areas such as healthcare, agriculture, schooling, and transport, AI would enable humans to leverage vast quantities of data and make groundbreaking advances. We are also seeing how AI-enhanced computing can enable physicians to eliminate medical errors, increase yields for growers, tailor training for students, and unlocate researchers. This plenary session will examine the how AI Innovations can help us achieve the UN 2030 SDG’s and their potential ethical issues that is likely to bring forward, their impacts on economic equity and access for women (October 15 at 10:00 - 11:00am PST)

AI Innovation and Ethics Unplugged Roundtables

A session hosted by experienced leaders utilizing a group discussion format to allow attendees to share their own valuable inputs on specific AI-related topics and their potential ethical issues that is likely to bring forward their impacts on economic equity and access for women to design the strategies for Women In Cloud - AI Ethics Coalition 2022 charter. Your input, your voice and your ideas will help us shape the future of the AI Ethics Coalition. Get engaged, connect with other thought leaders and join our collective action. (October 15 at 11:00am - 12:30pm PST)

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Leadership Acceleration Track

How to Build a High Trust Relationship

What if our greatest relationships start with one powerful story? Often we find ourselves in a position where we have to prove and demonstrate our knowledge to others in order to get noticed or validated. Learn techniques on how to create a strategic business narrative that is built on trust, authenticity and human connection so you can develop the strongest personal and professional relationships possible. This is where your voice cultivates real business growth. (October 15 at 12:45 - 1:15pm PST)

How to Become a Strategic & Effective Advisor

What if we all tapped into the natural born leaders that we already are? Strategic and effective advisors are not taught, rather learned from experience. Learn how to tap into the innate leadership skills you possess to become advisors to others, enabling you to grow in your career, support others in their own growth and have access to achieve more advancement opportunities in the future. This is the power of purpose-driven leadership in action. (October 15 at 1:15 - 1:45pm PST)

Leadership Roundtable Discussions

Following the workshops, attendees will engage in facilitated leadership roundtable conversations to unlock leadership strategies. (October 15 at 1:45 - 2:30pm PST)

"Get Introduced" Warm Introductions to Industry Leaders

After the workshops, attendees will be invited to put their leadership learnings in action by requesting warm introductions via a streamlined platform. (October 15 at 1:45 - 2:30pm PST)

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Entrepreneur Track

Microsoft #Buildfor2030 Hackathon AMA Session

Got a big idea and a desire to make a difference?

We invite you to participate in the Microsoft #BuildFor2030 Hackathon, which seeks to drive transformative solutions and services into development to further the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Get inspired by meaningful challenge themes, and get ready to innovate and have fun reframing challenges as technology opportunities—and make the world better for more of us. In the #Buildfor2030 Hackathon Ask-Me-Anything sessions, you will learn the how-to strategies, insights, tools, resources and processes to effectively participate in the Microsoft #Buildfor2030 Hackathon and win prizes.

Save Your Spot and Participate in Ask-Me-Anything Session

Signup to Get timely assistance from WIC to submit your application by Nov15th, 2021 (October 14 at 11:00am - 12:30pm PST)

#CloudInnovatorHER Pitch Challenge

A pitch challenge where entrepreneurs have an opportunity to present technologies that create a sustainable impact in today’s world, for a share of $5,000 in cash and cloud credits. (October 15 at 2:30 - 4:00pm PST) Click here to Apply to Pitch by October 5, 2021

SDG Solution Spotlights

A social media campaign spotlighting women technology entrepreneurs and their solutions that align to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Click Here to Submit Your Solution

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About Women in Cloud
Women in Cloud is a community-led, economic development initiative supporting technology entrepreneurs who identify as women!  Via private-public partnerships with innovative companies and leaders in tech, 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.
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