Insight Enterprises, a global provider of technology solutions, has announced a partnership with Women In Cloud, an economic development organisation for advancing gender inclusion in technology.
The #WICxFortune100 Initiative, which Insight Enterprises is supporting, helps industry-leading corporations create access for women in technology through representation, recruitment, and relationship building.
The partnership will see Women In Cloud host a series of events involving Insight leaders. The first was the #WICxInspire multi-day networking event in July 2021 where Amy Protexter, Insight’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, and Megan Amdahl, Insight Senior Vice President of Partner Alliances both spoke.
Insight itself has established a diverse supplier programme that last year helped 185 women-owned small businesses gain exposure to their global clientele. They also boast 900 participants in its Women With Insight peer-network group which is one of eight diverse teammate resource groups led by nearly 1,300 teammates across the US to advance unity, professional development, and mentorship across the company.
The firm also has a dedicated and full-time “Diversity, Leadership, and Organizational Development team” in areas of sales and supplier diversity, recruitment, education, and retention.
They have also established allyship and eliminating unconscious bias in the workplace training, provided through Insight’s “Aspiring Leadership program.”
Glynis Bryan, Insight’s Chief Financial Officer said: “One of the most exciting aspects of working in technology is how quickly everything evolves, where new ideas become building blocks to unlocking our full potential.
“At Insight, we are intent on redefining the future of work – not just through digital innovation but in fostering a culture of everyday respect as we empower equality, diversity of thought, and a sense of true belonging for everyone.
“We have seen a drastic change in business and in the world in general recently – much of it challenging our everyday norms – which is opening doors to new ways of thinking. We’re proud to work with Women In Cloud to ensure this translates into greater opportunities to advance women in technology.”
Chaitra Vedullapali, Co-founder, Women In Cloud added: “The addition of Insight to our partner community brings another proven leader in workplace equality to accelerate Women In Cloud’s mission of creating greater economic access for women entrepreneurs.
“A recent McKinsey study estimates if measures are taken now to increase access for women entrepreneurs, global GDP could improve by $13 trillion by 2030, an 11% increase compared to not taking any action at all. By working together with Insight and other Fortune 500 companies, we have the opportunity to influence business acceleration for generations to come.”
On December 10, 2021, Women in Cloud will present the #WICxFortune100 Lunch & Learn virtual series, an event uniting female entrepreneurs and female founders of cloud-based companies with key leaders from Insight and other cloud industry leaders.