PRO TALK: Enabling Women to Lead Digital Economic Development Movement through Cloud and AI

Chaitra Vedullapalli
Women in Cloud, Co-founder and President

Using the power of AI, Cloud, and IoT, Chaitra Vedullapalli is fiercely committed to empowering business owners to access the digital economy through cloud technology. She is an author, speaker, change leader who has technology patents and is a TEDx and United Nation speaker. Chaitra also sits on multiple private and non-profit boards, including the Microsoft Alumni Network and PACE.

It is Chaitra's mission to propel the representation of female technologists, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the technology industry and promote collective action to ensure women receive access to capital, human resources, and a platform to showcase their solutions to drive economic impact. Vedullapalli recently led the charge to build a 100M Global Partnership Network for Women in Cloud with UN Women, Sheroes, EQUALS Global, Microsoft Alumni Network, WIT Network, and 18 other global organizations. This partnership allows all the parties involved to access various resources, some unique to a particular organization, and build a strong dynamic global community of women.

Chaitra Vedullapalli is recognized as an Influential Business Leader with a passion to enable digital equity and access to achieve economic prosperity in our communities. She is the co-founder and CMO of Meylah, focused on helping customers to modernize their business with cloud solutions. Vedullapalli is also the Co-Founder & President of Women in Cloud, who drives global conversations with the United Nations and top corporations like Microsoft, IBM, Accenture throughout the U.S.

Women around the world have been directly affected by the pandemic in more ways than one, especially women in technology. Lack of Representation; Lack of Supplier Diversity Allocation; Lack of Access to Investment; and Increased displacement of women-held jobs are all constituting a global crisis. Well, what does one do then? The answer begins with Fortune 1000 companies. Systematic change requires collective action by organizations large enough to influence and maintain change. An attempt to change the norm requires Fortune 1000 companies to come together to acknowledge the problem and consciously take steps towards change.
In this session, I will highlight the gaps in the technology industry that is disabling women to succeed and create an economic; furthermore the session will also focus on ways to bridge that gap through collaboration and collective action.