CloudNOW hosted their seventh annual awards to honor women founders for outstanding accomplishments in cloud and emerging technologies. The event attracted founders, CXOs and the next generation of female and minority scholars with the goal to celebrate excellence in female tech entrepreneurship and to inspire to create change. Our Founder and CEO, Kelly Ireland, was thrilled to be named one of CloudNOW’s Top Women Entrepreneurs in Cloud Innovation for excellence in entrepreneurial achievement. Kelly accepted this award honoring her team at CB Technologies who she attributes her success to. Kelly stated, “This award is for all of CBT, not just Kelly.”
CloudNOW, a non-profit consortium of the leading women in cloud computing, providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring, and economic growth, including a Future Leaders STEM Scholarship for women and minorities in tech and Office of the Cloud, a nonprofit cloud leadership initiative sponsored by Kaizen Technologies, and Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed are presenting it’s seventh Annual Top Women Entrepreneurs in Cloud Innovations event on January 29th. The event was held at the Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park filled with exciting tech talks, VC panel, awards, and networking.
The full list of this year’s Top Women in Cloud Award winners includes (in alphabetical order):
- Sandy Carter, vice president of Amazon Web Services, for Excellence in Cloud Achievement
- Sarah Gerweck, founder and chief architect of AtScale
- Tongtong Gong, co-founder and COO of Amber Data
- Edith Harbaugh, founder and CEO of LaunchDarkly
- Kelly Ireland, founder and president of CB Technologies, for Excellence in Entrepreneurial Achievement
- Brynne Kennedy, founder and CEO of Topia
- Katherine Kostereva, founder and CEO of bpm’online
- Catherine Krow, founder and CEO of Digitory Legal
- Idit Levine, founder and CEO of solo.io
- Sce Pike, founder and CEO of IOTAS
- Masha Sedova, co-founder and CEO of Elevate Security
- Charu Sharma, founder and CEO of Next Play
The event also featured CloudNOW’s STEM scholarship recipients from Holberton School and Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project. Last year’s scholars secured full-time employment as Software Engineers at Change.org, Pinterest, Adobe and more. Kelly Ireland accepted the STEM Scholarship Award on behalf of Shanti Bhavan students. The event honored four Shanti Bhavan scholars in efforts to a Bachelors in Computer Applications, or Science Computers, Mathematics, and Statistics. It was announced that CloudNOW’s first Shanti Bhavan scholarship recipient ,Papitha has graduated from Christ University with her bachelors in Computer Applications, and is now working for Adobe in Bangalore.