Insight Marketing Leader Protexter Named to Women in Cloud Board
Amy Protexter, Insight SVP of Marketing, will carry forward the company’s charter to collectively foster a diverse and inclusive environment to Women in Cloud’s gender-equity mission
TEMPE, Ariz., January 26, 2022 – Insight Enterprises, an industry-recognized solutions integrator helping clients accelerate their digital journey, today announced that Amy Protexter, senior vice president of marketing, has been named to the board of directors of Women in Cloud, a community-led economic development organization dedicated to advancing gender equity in the technology industry.
Women in Cloud formally announced Protexter’s appointment at this week’s virtual #WICxAnnualSummit 2022. Protexter spoke today as part of a panel discussion on “Unlocking Leadership to Catalyze Equality,” a candid conversation about accelerating workplace equality.
In her board role, Protexter joins a core team of advisors driving the not-for-profit organization’s mission to generate $1 billion in net-new global economic access for women entrepreneurs by 2030 through partnerships with corporations, community leaders and policymakers. Women in Cloud is built on the core values of inclusion, collective action and economic access to help contribute to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
“We are thrilled to include Amy Protexter on our board of directors. She has already been a valuable asset as both a board member and as someone who has invested in our work around brand influence, leadership and supplier diversity. With women leading the way in the enterprise, we have the power to create $1 billion in economic impact and avert an impending global crisis,” said Chaitra Vedullapali, co-founder, Women in Cloud.
As Insight’s primary brand builder, Protexter plays an influential thought-leader role educating the market on how Insight helps clients successfully envision, develop, securely deploy and manage modern IT solutions and business transformation at scale. Named by CRN in 2021 as a Power 60 Solution Provider, Protexter is a champion of diversity and developing women leaders in technology. She also serves as editor-in-chief of Insight’s quarterly digital magazine, Tech Journal.
“I'm ready to add my voice to Women in Cloud’s mission to unlock greater economic access for women,” said Protexter. “My goal will be to help build a compelling, differentiated brand for Women in Cloud by harnessing the collective power of women leaders across the technology industry, the halls where policy is made and the entrepreneurial organizations emerging to address the challenges of today.”
Insight serves as a key partner of Women in Cloud, supporting the #WICxFortune100 Initiative, a turnkey program for industry-leading corporations to create access for women in technology through representation, recruitment and relationship building. An industry leader in gender diversity, Insight is committed to developing the next generation of women innovators in the field of cloud and edge-based computing.
Insight has been recognized as a Fortune World’s Most Admired Company (#7 in IT services in 2021), Forbes World’s Best Employer (#12 in IT in 2021), and Forbes America’s Best Employer for Diversity (#140 in 2021). The company also rates at the top of the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index of workplace equity.
As part of this week’s #WICxAnnualSummit 2022 agenda, on Friday, Insight CEO Joyce Mullen will give a keynote address on “3 Guiding Principles of Adaptive Leadership.” Brenda Hudson, Insight senior vice president of Commercial Sales, Sales Enablement, Learning and Development, also will deliver a Power Talk on “Building an Influential Network Through Trusted Relationships.” Register here for the event.
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Today, every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ and services to maximize the business value of IT. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of Digital Innovation, Cloud + Data Center Transformation, and Connected Workforce solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation, management and supply chain optimization, our 11,000 teammates help clients innovate and optimize their operations to run business smarter. Discover more at insight.com.
About Women in Cloud
Women in Cloud is a community-led economic development organization taking action to generate $1B in net new global economic access for women entrepreneurs by 2030 through partnerships with corporations, community leaders, and policymakers. Women in Cloud is built on the following core values; Inclusion, Collective Action, and Economic Access to help contribute to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. For further information visit womenincloud.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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