PRESS RELEASE — Aliso Viejo, California & Santa Ana, California – Jan. 24, 2020 – Cloud Girls, a next-gen tech think tank, and Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, announced today that they have extended the deadline for nominations for the fifth annual Cloud Girls Rising: Women to Watch Awards on March 9, 2020, at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.
Nominations are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2020, at https://tinyurl.com/CGAward2020.
The Cloud Girls Rising Awards will be given to women who have demonstrated innovation, solution-orientation and thought leadership in the cloud space in 2019 in two categories:
- Trailblazer: A seasoned female technology veteran who is paving the way for her organization, customers and industry in advancing cloud and next-generation technology solutions.
- Rising Star: A female up-and-comer in the cloud community who has shown initiative in advancing cloud and next-generation technology solutions for her organization, customers and the industry.
“The Cloud Girls Rising award was created to inspire more thought leadership and forward movement by women involved in the cloud technology space,” said Jo Peterson, founder of Cloud Girls and vice president of cloud services at Clarify360. “We’re recognizing female cloud leaders who make an impact in the emerging technology industry while encouraging more women to rise to the occasion and make a difference.”
The awards program is open to women working across the spectrum of products, tools and technologies that make up the cloud ecosystem.
Women eligible for these awards are in sales, marketing or engineering roles at a channel partner organization — agent, VAR or MSP. To apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/CGAward2020. All applications must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2020. Applications will be reviewed and scored by board members of Cloud Girls and Alliance of Channel Women.
The winners will receive a trophy, which will be presented on the expo stage at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, along with announcements on the Channel Partners’ and Cloud Girls’ websites, an award logo for their websites and email signatures, and a one-year complimentary membership in Cloud Girls.
About Cloud Girls
Founded in 2011, Cloud Girls is vendor-neutral, not-for-profit community of female technology advocates dedicated to educating themselves, their organizations and customers about the vast and dynamic cloud ecosystem. By exploring emerging market and technical trends, advocating best practices and building community, Cloud Girls is fostering female thought leaders in next-generation technology. For more information, visit www.cloudgirls.org.
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.