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Leading Allies Of… Data Centers & The Cloud

De-Mystifying DE&I: Diversity In Our Digital Infrastructure

Join us for our inaugural Annual Global Virtual Summit, November 10th 2021! Our half-day event of education, professional development, and networking, will equip you with the tools, inspiration, and role models, to support you and your company in taking your workplace to the next level by embracing DE&I in meaningful and impactful ways.

Our 2021 theme ‘De-Mystifying DE&I: Diversity In Our Digital Infrastructure,’ focuses on how we can ensure women and underrepresented groups are at the forefront, standing shoulder to shoulder with our male allies, as the industry grows and meets the changing needs of our customers. Our speaker line-up will feature global allies from across the industry, Cloud to Edge, from Data Center floor through to C-suite.


The program will deliver diverse & exceptional content, including:

  • Creative options for solving the talent shortage AND increasing diversity together
  • Alternative diversity roadmaps
  • Insights and allyship advice from industry leaders
  • Leadership advice
  • Industry Trends
  • Our Trailblazer Awards ceremony

This will be delivered through inspiring keynote speeches, lively panel discussions, networking, and an opportunity to be part of a community that continues long after the summit.

We are also offering complimentary registration to students, who will be registering with their resume – so if you’re on the lookout for talent, this is a great place to be.

“Data centers & the cloud grew in the pandemic; so how do we grow the talent?”

Our Origins…

As passionate champions for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, when Fiona McKay (Leading Ladies Of…) & Shannon Hulbert (Opus Interactive) first met in March 2021 it was inevitable that someday they would work together for greater impact.  As Spring turned into Summer, the concept of Leading Allies Of… Data Centers & The Cloud was solidified and a team of industry professionals, passionate about diversifying the face of the industry through allyship, stepped forward to be our cherished steering committee.

Leading Allies Of… is sibling to the Leading Ladies Of… organization, which focuses on expanding female leadership from the ground up in fields where women are under-represented.  While Leading Ladies Of… only emerged at the height of the coronavirus crisis, it has attracted members from around the globe (47 countries to be exact!) through virtual Aerospace Summits, Defense Summits, Peer Champion Groups, Mentor Masterminds and Leadership Labs.  One thing is clear: the world is hungry for collaboration and connection, and geography no longer needs to be a barrier.  Leading Aerospace and Defense companies are on board, from Airbus to NASA, Rolls-Royce to Raytheon Technologies and Virgin Orbit, and that is just the tip of the iceberg! We are excited to work with the Cloud & Data Center community and can’t wait to see what is created.