Taking ACTION with Women in Cloud

Posted by Stephanie Chacharon on Jan 27, 2020 1:55:59 PM

The morning of the Women in Cloud Summit, Chaitra Vedullapalli, architect of the Women in Cloud initiative, sent an email asking the speakers and organizers to walk into the event with intention. 

She encouraged them to contribute to the power of community and collective action. To be intentional about contributing to economic access for all; seeking out opportunities to serve and partner; and breaking down inequalities and barriers. 

Chaitra shared a Brené Brown quote that echoes the event's focus on collective action:

"At the end of the day, at the end of the week, at the end of my life, I want to say I contributed more than I criticized." 

That intentional focus was evident throughout the event. Womxn and allies connected around a common goal of changing the industry narrative and create economic access for women in the cloud economy. 

We are proud to sponsor the Women in Cloud Initiative. Here are some of our team's takeaways from the event: 

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Topics: Women & work

FFA x Simplicity: Sponsorship in action

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on Dec 9, 2019 10:44:33 AM

2019 was transformational for the Female Founders Alliance (FFA).

The organization tripled its membership, launched its programming on a national scale, inked a deal with WeWork, honored an incredible group of women and allies at the Champion Awards gala, and successfully completed its second Ready, Set, Raise Accelerator cohort—which collectively raised $2.7M and counting.

We’ve been proud to sponsor FFA as it works tirelessly to support female and non-binary founders of venture-scale companies. To show our support, we funded a marketing resource—the talented and values-driven Sara LeHoullier—for 2019 to help FFA expand its reach. As the year rapidly winds to a close, let’s take a look back at all the organization accomplished in 12 short months.

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Topics: News & updates, Women & work, Community

I'm a marketing leader & a millennial mom. Want me to work for you? Give me flexibility.

Posted by Stephanie Chacharon on Dec 5, 2019 11:02:51 AM

This post was originally published by Stephanie Chacharon on LinkedIn

Two things are true: I love my work. And I’m an amazing mom.

Those truths don’t have to be at odds with each other. But for me, something’s got to give with the traditional 9 to 5 employment model. If you want to keep me—and the countless others like me—employed, flexibility is a non-negotiable.

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Topics: Simplify Series, Talent shift, Women & work

Daring Woman Lisa Hufford

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on Aug 2, 2019 9:48:51 AM

We love daring women.

We religiously follow Seattle Business magazine's Daring Women series—featuring local inspirations like the Riveter's Amy Nelson and DreamBox Learning's Jessie Woolley-Wilson—and we were a proud sponsor of this year's Daring Women event

So we were thrilled when our own Lisa Hufford, Simplicity CEO and founder, was featured in the Daring Women series. In her profile, Lisa talks leadership, confidence, personal brand, and the importance of building relationships. 

Here are a few of our favorite takeaways: 

  • On humility: "Good leaders … have the humility to surround themselves with experts who fill their gaps and lift them up, along with empathy, integrity and the perseverance to continue even when the obstacles feel insurmountable."
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Topics: News & updates, Women & work

Here's why we're supporting FFA

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on Jul 29, 2019 1:45:17 PM

This year, we're funding a pro bono marketing resource for the Female Founders Alliance (FFA). 

Learn why, from our founder Lisa Hufford, in this excerpt from the FFA blog

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Topics: News & updates, Women & work

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