Cloud-Now | Shape the Cloud!
CloudNOW is a non-profit consortium of the leading women in cloud computing and converging technologies, providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring, and career development, including merit-based STEM scholarship funding.
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Shape the Cloud!

Girls Looking At Clouds

Celebrating our 5th Year of Service

CloudNOW, 501c3, was founded in 2011 with the backing of some of the leading voices in cloud, both male and female. CloudNOW works in concert with the industry to promote equality from the inside out, highlighting women’s contributions to cloud, and creating a value-driven meritocracy– for today’s leaders and our future leaders. CloudNOW stresses technical content, conversations, and demonstrated expertise in cloud, open source, and converging tech.

Our Vision

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CloudNOW was founded because of the pronounced gender gap in tech jobs, especially in emerging technologies like cloud. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 68% of women enroll in college (compared to 63% of men), and women increasingly outnumber men in college graduation rates. Yet women still make up only a quarter of the tech industry workforce. And when non-technical functions (like HR) are parsed out, the number decreases to single digits. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer science jobs available in the US according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and we need to play catch-up to fill them all.  CloudNOW wants to help address both the talent pipeline and gender disparity in the tech workplace.
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Our Awards

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CloudNOW’s flagship is the ‘Top 10 Women in Cloud Innovation’ Awards, a globally recognized accolade for female technologists who have used technology to solve real world business problems; contribute to society/ community in a significant way, or; innovate and move the industry forward. Many former winners choose to volunteer for CloudNOW and have shared that the award significantly impacted their career and ignited their desire to give back to the tech community.

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Our Mission

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CloudNOW’s Mission is to support women in cloud, open source, and converging technologies. CloudNOW’s overarching goals underpinning that Mission are two-fold: 1) support women currently in the industry; and 2) get more women involved in technical careers through STEM scholarship programs, internships, and educational opportunities. 
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