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AWS provides financial services institutions the ability to differentiate today and adapt to tomorrow by empowering them to modernise their infrastructure, meet rapidly changing consumer behaviours and expectations, and drive business growth—all while supporting the most stringent security, compliance, and regulatory requirements.


Why AWS is supporting The Gender Index:

The Gender Index (TGI), powered by mnAi, is leveraging unique data sets, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) analytics services, to better understand the size of the gap between male and female led businesses in the UK, the forces driving this gap, and opportunities to better support women-led businesses to close the gap.

“As AWS, we want to demonstrate how data can be used for good in the UK and beyond. We are happy to be supporting our customers in the financial sector, and beyond, to leverage TGI’s data and insights to help women-led SMEs thrive.” – Ambreesh Khanna, Director, GFS ProServe, AWS.

AWS programmes and initiatives to support female entrepreneurs and SME’s:

AWS empowers millions of businesses around the world to create value and drive innovation through low cost, on-demand cloud solutions. We’re committed to creating the conditions for organisations of all sizes and in all industries to succeed.

In April 2021, AWS launched the AWS Digital Innovation Program in the UK which is designed to help small and medium sized businesses to bring ideas to market faster. The program was first launched in the East of England, with regional community group Tech East and is expanding across the UK.

The AWS Activate programme provides startups with a host of benefits, including AWS credits, AWS support plan credits, and architecture guidance to help grow your business and get started quickly on AWS.[1] Startups can activate benefits that are designed to give them the right mix of tools, resources, and expert support so they can succeed with AWS while optimising performance, managing risk, and keeping costs under control.

In November 2021, AWS launched a number of new programmes for startups, including the AWS Startup Loft Accelerator, a 10-week, virtual, equity-free acceleration program for early-stage startups in EMEA; the AWS Space Accelerator, a four-week business support program that is open to space startups seeking to use AWS to help solve the biggest challenges in the space industry; and the AWS Healthcare Accelerator, which helps startups to build on AWS to develop solutions that tackle some of healthcare’s biggest issues.

AWS has also committed to investing hundreds of millions of dollars to provide free cloud computing skills training for 29 million people by 2025 – reaching people from all walks of life and all levels of technical knowledge, in more than 200 countries, including the UK. As part of this initiative, AWS launched a number of learning and skills programs in the UK, including AWS Educate, AWS Academy, and AWS re/Start.

[1] AWS Activate Credits are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions.

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