Women in the Channel (WiC) is introducing its new leadership team for 2016, including a new president and two new board members.
Hilary Gadda, director – Telepartner Channel at TelePacific Communications, served for the past year as WiC co-president alongside Nancy Ridge, executive vice president of Telecom Brokers. Ridge will remain in an advisory role as past president as well as co-chair of WiC’s Outreach Committee and a member of the Technology Committee.
“Since our inception, we have stood on the principle that rotating our leaders will keep us fresh while providing leadership opportunities to as many members as possible,” said Ridge. “Hilary has been a guiding force within WiC since the very beginning. She has invested of her time, her money and especially her heart because she cares so deeply for the values WiC represents.”
In addition to being a founding WiC board member, Gadda has served as chair of the Channel Partners Events Planning Committee. She also is co-chair with Ridge of the group’s new Outreach Committee, which seeks to connect WiC with other industry and women’s groups as well as encourage young women to choose careers in telecom and IT.
“Nancy has taken an idea based on a conversation with channel women at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in fall 2010 and made it a living, breathing reality,” said Gadda. “Her vision and passion for WiC has never wavered. Under Nancy’s leadership WiC has become an award-winning non- profit. You simply cannot be around Nancy without catching the excitement, and now hundreds of women and men understand, believe and support the WiC vision. It is a true honor to step into the role and continue to grow WiC with Nancy, the board and the entire WiC community.”
WiC also has made some changes to its board, including the addition of two new members:
Continuing WiC board members include:
WiC also is supported by the tireless contributions of its members. “Without these volunteers, WiC would not be the vibrant, growing network it is today,” said Ridge.