Increasing cloud diversity: Empowering female leadership in the cloud space

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

There's a growing need for top talent in the cloud space and not enough people to fill it. One possible solution? Get more women into the cloud talent pool, mentor them, promote them, and help them become the next generation of great cloud leaders and innovators.

Increasing cloud diversity: Empowering female leadership in the cloud space

The cloud space is expanding at a torrid pace, and the need for talent to support that growth is critical. However, there’s a gap in the talent pool at many companies: women are underrepresented, both in technical and management positions. This underrepresentation often results in hobbled growth and stymied innovation. In this episode of the podcast, David Linthicum and guest, RightSciences CEO Sarah Blankinship discuss how companies can hire, retain, and develop more female cloud leaders and how those leaders can help businesses grow and innovate for a more impactful future.

We specifically need champions, and we need companies and leaders to start providing metrics or start suggesting metrics that companies can polarize around so that we can then see if we're on progress.

A longtime technology leader and entrepreneur, Sarah Blankinship is the founder and CEO of RightSciences, a US biotech firm that engineers plant-based wellness products for consumers.

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For Cloud Professionals, hosted by David Linthicum, provides an enterprise-level, strategic look at key issues impacting clients’ businesses. David, ranked as the #1 cloud influencer in a recent Apollo Research report, has published 13 books on computing, written over 5,000 published articles and performed over 500 conference presentations, making his expertise on the power of cloud simply undeniable.

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