VMware recently held its annual Women Transforming Technology (WT2) conference, which focuses on promoting diversity and inclusion in the technology sector. As much as I’d been looking forward to attending the event — my first time — as the COVID-19 pandemic progressed, and the conference approached and became a digital event, I started wondering if I should skip it.
Register to attend. Conference is virtual and free and keynote Speakers include Laura Dern, actress, producer, director and activist, and Kathryn Finney, CEO of digitalundivided
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has announced the sponsors for the fifth annual Women Transforming Technology (WT²) Conference, which will be held virtually on May 5, 2020. Along with VMware, this year’s sponsors include Cloudera, Ford Greenfield Labs, Rubrik, Toyota Research Institute, Workday, and Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab. The event is designed to continue the important conversation on championing and advancing women across the tech industry.
Each year, the Earth Day Network calls on people around the world to act for the environment. For Earth Day 2020—the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the nonprofit’s theme is climate action.
Technology plays an increasingly important role in climate action, especially as this year’s Earth Day movement goes digital. However, one of the most effective innovations to address climate change already exists: the almighty tree.
By Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Sustainability Strategy
Today officially marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, where we bring awareness to the importance of climate action to help heal our planet. We’re facing unprecedented times—sheltering in place, homeschooling, and taking care of loved ones over phone or video. This is a powerful reminder of how interconnected and interdependent we are on each other, our communities and our planet. And how VMware’s rallying cry this Earth Day—Every Bit Counts—is more meaningful than ever.
This is an extraordinary time, and we are all concerned about the health and safety of family and friends, as we navigate a rapidly-evolving situation. Our hearts go out to everyone around the world impacted, either directly or indirectly, by COVID-19. It’s a moment for us to come together as never before.
Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—VMware’s waterfall of impact is the result of the collective actions of VMware people. Core to our ethos is the belief that we can all learn and grow through service.
As I write this, my wife Linda and I are heading home after a two-week adventure cruise here in Antarctica. It’s always been a bucket-list item for me to touch the seventh continent. However, as I think back to the planning stages of this trip a year ago, I admit I felt a sense of urgency. While I’m an optimist on all matters – including the potential for technology to help reverse climate change – I worried that in my lifetime this special place might never be the same. So we decided we should embark on this trip sooner versus later.