Women in Cloud (WIC) and Veeam Software India have announced a partnership to enhance diversity and inclusion in the field of cloud data management in India. The partnership aims to promote intellectual development among women, develop influence in cloud data management, and enhance workforce capacity through micro-credentialing.
According to recent statistics, only 26% of computing jobs in India are held by women, and in the field of cloud data management and security, women are even more underrepresented. WIC and Veeam India are committed to changing this by creating a more inclusive and diverse ecosystem in India for cloud data management.
The partnership will focus on enhancing workforce capacity through micro-credentialing opportunities with universities and cloud hyperscalers, developing influence in cloud data management through thought leadership initiatives that advance ESG and DEI narratives, and promoting intellectual development among women through executive professional development programming with role model access.
“At Women in Cloud, we believe that diversity drives innovation and that unlocking the full potential of our workforce requires creating a more inclusive and diverse ecosystem. By working together with Veeam India, we can help create a more level playing field for women and underrepresented groups in cloud data management, and drive innovation that unlocks economic access and benefits for everyone,” said Chaitra Vedullapalli, President and Co-Founder, Women in Cloud.
The partnership aims to create a more inclusive and diverse cloud data management ecosystem in India. Kushagra Sharma, Head, Marketing, Veeam India and SAARC Regions, said, “Together, we're committed to creating opportunities for women in tech, upskilling more than 1000 women in FY23, and promoting equity and inclusion in the workplace. By respecting the unique needs, perspectives, and participation of all our employees, we are confident that we can create a more innovative industry for everyone.”
Nisha Tijare, Head of Inside Sales, Veeam India and SAARC Regions, added, “We are delighted to join forces with Women in Cloud to tackle the pressing need for financial inclusion among today's women. By combining our resources and working together, we envision a more inclusive and innovative tech industry for all.”
Individuals and organisations can visit the Women in Cloud website and pledge their support to get involved in the WIC and Veeam India initiative. By signing up, they will join a community of like-minded individuals who are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem in India for cloud data management, said a statement.