PRESS RELEASE — SANTA ANA, Calif., July 31, 2018 — Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female leaders in the technology channel, announced today a call for nominations for the 2018 ACW LEAD Award, an initiative that recognizes exceptional women in the channel. The organization is accepting nominations for the ACW LEAD Award through Aug. 24, 2018.
The ACW LEAD Award is presented annually to celebrate women who are courageous, creative, collaborative, connected and confident in advancing channel careers. It also seeks to inspire other channel women to follow their lead.
Winners of the award will be honored at a ceremony during the 16th Alliance of Channel Women ACWConnect Live! Networking Event, from 5-8 p.m., Oct. 9, in Philadelphia during Channel Partners Evolution. (NOTE: Nominees must be present to win the award.)
“This year’s LEAD award is the perfect complement to introducing our theme, ‘Light up Your Life,’” said ACW President Stacy Conrad, Director Channel Sales, South East, TPx Communications. “It is with great pleasure and honor that the Alliance of Channel Women continues honoring extraordinary women in technology; those who consistently go above and beyond, lighting up lives all around them, acting as trailblazers in this ever-changing and growing industry.”
“I am honored to have been peer nominated and recognized by ACW members as a LEAD Award recipient in 2017, said Dalyn Wertz, Executive Director of Indirect Program Management at Comcast Business. “The recognition is significant not only to me but to my entire organization. I am proud to say that since 2010, Comcast NBCUniversal has seen a 63 percent increase of women at VP+ levels. And the next generation of talented women leaders are already right here among us and following in their footsteps. I look forward to recognizing and celebrating the 2018 LEAD winners.”
Nominations will be accepted through August 24, 2018, via an online application at https://allianceofchannelwomen.org/2018-lead-nomination-form. Nominations may come from third parties or candidates themselves. All applicants will be required to demonstrate leadership and innovation in the channel as well as support, advocacy and mentorship of women in the channel.
Winners will be selected from among the nominees by a vote of the ACW Board of Directors and Awards Committee no later than Sept. 14, 2018.
(NOTE: Nominees must be present at Channel Partners Evolution to win the award.)
About the Alliance of Channel Women
Founded in 2010, the Alliance of Channel Women (formerly Women in the Channel) is a not-for-profit organization of women in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. The Alliance of Channel Women brings us together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership roles in the technology channel through education, community, advocacy and opportunities for personal growth. To learn more and to become a member, please visit www.allianceofchannelwomen.org.