Cloud Girls Rising: Women to Watch

Alliance of Channel Women logpCloud Girls logo 2018Cloud Girls and Alliance of Channel Women are excited to join forces to present the fourth annual Cloud Girls Rising Award, Women to Watch, on April 11, 2019, at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

We’re honoring and recognizing women who have demonstrated innovation, solution-orientation and thought leadership in the cloud services space in 2018.

If you are in a sales, marketing or engineering role for an agent, VAR, MSP or service provider in the cloud services space, we encourage you to self-nominate and submit your nomination or application today.

All applications must be submitted by March 1, 2019.  You must be present to win.

“The Cloud Girls Rising award was created to honor women in the service provider, cloud provider and channel community who have shown leadership and innovation in the emerging cloud space. Our goal is to inspire more women to step forward and follow their example,” said Cloud Girls Co-founder Jo Peterson, vice president of Cloud Services, Clarify360.

We’ll honor winners in two categories:

  • Trailblazer: A seasoned female technology industry 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.

Winner Perks

Winners will receive a commemorative trophy, which will be presented on the Channel Partners Studio stage at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo at 2:55 p.m. on April 11, 2019.

Winners also will receive:

  • Announcements on the Channel Partners’ and Cloud Girls’ websites.
  • Profile on the Cloud Girls’ website.
  • Award logo for their websites and email signatures.
  • One-year complimentary membership in Cloud Girls.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Contributes significantly to transforming the cloud conversation at her organizations in a sales, marketing or engineering role.
  • Serves as a catalyst to help advance cloud knowledge in the channel community.
  • Is recognized as a role model and mentor to colleagues in their organization and partner community.
  • Shows authentic leadership with a commitment to core values

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Achieving professional success in the cloud space.
  • Evangelizing knowledge in the cloud space.
  • Advancing the cloud conversation among women — from classroom to boardroom.

NOTE: Cloud services is a broad category that encompasses IT resources provided over the internet. We recognize that a vast number of products, tools and technologies fall into this category. Our goal is to be inclusive in our definition of cloud services.  

About Cloud Girls
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

About Alliance of Channel Women
Established in 2010, Alliance of Channel Women is a not-for-profit organization of women who are in leadership, ownership and revenue-generating roles in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. ACW brings us together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership roles in the technology channel. To learn more and to become a member, please visit

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