Bethany Mayer Named One of the Top 10 Women in Cloud

HP’s women technologists are among the world’s best. Take Bethany Mayer, senior vice president and general manager of our Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business, who this year was ranked by CloudNOW as one of the top 10 women in cloud.

CloudNOW, a non-profit consortium of the leading women in cloud and converging technologies, puts together an annual list of the top 10 women in cloud innovation. This year’s winners will be recognized at an awards program held June 17 at the Parc 55 Wyndam in San Francisco’s Union Square.

Among the accomplishments Mayer is being recognized for was her role in leading Diversified Agency Services’ (DAS), a marketing services organization, transition to the cloud. Mayer and her team were tasked with a major challenge – DAS consists of more than 100 independent marketing communications agencies with more than 700 offices in 71 countries – and it was HP’s mission to consolidate business-critical data to three cloud data centers, essentially building one of the largest global private clouds. Mayer and her team were able to accomplish this tremendous project over 18 months.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for this award,” said Mayer. “I look forward to sharing my professional experiences with others in the hope that they can benefit, while continuing to attract and retain young women in STEM fields.”

This award comes on the heels of two other distinguishable honors for Mayer. In 2013, her commitment to amplify the voice of women in technology was brought to life when she founded the Women’s Innovation Council, bringing together 30+ of the most prominent female CIOs and CTOs in the industry. In 2012, Mayer was selected from more than 200 executives worldwide to win a Gold Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year—a direct result of Mayer’s leadership and vision here at HP.

Supporting Advancement of Women in STEM Fields

HP is committed to sustaining women and girls in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. We are working to promote women entering STEM fields through our investments in K-12 STEM education and by showcasing HP women at local community events. Here are some examples:

  • A donation of $425,000-worth of new computers, printers and high-powered networking equipment and servers are helping to prepare students at Hoboken Charter School for a computer skills dependent workforce.
  • We are advancing STEM education by combining personalized learning with creative applications of cutting-edge technology. 
  • We contributed $250,000 to the Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS), which is committed to bringing highly skilled female security professionals into the workplace.
  • We participate in the Girl Geek Dinners program, bringing together women from around the world, in various stages of their career, to ask questions.

We congratulate Bethany Mayer on the recognition she is receiving from the industry, and we remain committed to continuing our proud history of supporting women’s successes across all career levels—from pre-HP experience to upper-level management.