ACW Members Philadelphia Local Chapter

Philadelphia Local Chapter, February 2023

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Built by women, for women. Let’s make an impact in the channel together.

ACW Members Philadelphia Local Chapter

Philadelphia Local Chapter, February 2023

About ACW

Established in 2010, Alliance of Channel Women is a not-for-profit organization of women and their allies in leadership, ownership, revenue-generating, marketing, operations and technical roles in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. The organization brings us together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership roles in technology.

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Our Story 

The Alliance of Channel Women was formed at the 2010 Channel Partners Conference & Expo when channel sales pros Nancy Ridge and Jan Sarro began a conversation over dinner about how few women there were in the tech channel and how few there were in leadership, ownership or revenue-generating roles.

They were eager to find a community of like-minded women but found many existing groups for women in tech focused on females in technical roles who could not relate to them — women who generate revenue every month for their businesses or their companies.

The conversation grew to include two more channel sales leaders Karin Fields and Stacy Conrad. The four women agreed that rather than see each other only as competitors, they also could be collaborators. Teamwork began that very night! The Alliance of Channel Women was created.

Like so many good ideas, ACW ignited a movement within the telecom and tech channel, quickly becoming a welcome refuge for many channel women who were looking to network with their female peers in a male-dominated industry.

A decade later, ACW is home to hundreds of women and men in the channel who are focused on helping women to achieve greater success in their channel careers through education, mentoring and collaboration.

Let’s Make an Impact Together. Become an ACW Member Today!

Our Guiding Principles 

ACW's Mission in Tech Channel

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance careers and leadership roles for women at the highest levels in the technology channel by providing education, community, advocacy and opportunities for personal growth.

ACW's Vision in Tech Channel

Our Vision

Our vision is to realize gender equality in the technology channel.

ACW's Purpose in Tech Channel

Our Purpose

Our purpose it to connect, elevate and empower women in the technology channel to achieve equal positions, at equal pay, and without harassment.

ACW's Values in Tech Channel

Our Values

  • Creating a community for learning and collaboration for women in the technology channel
  • Empowering women in the technology channel to lead through volunteerism
  • Advocating for a healthy gender climate in the technology channel
  • Recognizing the accomplishments of women in the technology channel

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Our Leaders

Meet the 2022-23 ACW Board of Directors

Cassie Jeppson

Director of North America Channel Programs, Lenovo
Cassie is an operations and enablement professional with expertise in cross-geo collaboration that creates solutions and drives success. Her talents are analyzing problems, developing and simplifying procedures and finding innovative solutions.

Cassie Jeppson

ACW President 

Jasmina Muller

Chief Ecosystem Officer, PartnerTap
Jasmina, is a channel executive with more than 20 years’ experience and success building channel programs from the ground up. She applies the LEAN methodology around business processes and her motto is: "Sell the problem you solve, not the product!"

Jasmina Muller

ACW Vice President

Lori Graber

Manager of Sales Operations, Telesystem
Lori leads the sales support and account management teams and manages external vendor relationships at Telesystem. She’s a strong advocate for ACW, recruiting and onboarding many of our members as the former Membership Chair.

 Lori Graber

ACW Treasurer & Finance Chair

Brittany Caito

Senior National Partner Manager, Nextiva
A tech channel veteran with more than 12 years experience, Brittany takes an “out of the box” approach to sales and marketing activities and business development that drive net new sales and accelerate existing opportunities.

Brittany Caito

ACW Technology Committee Chair

Ashley Cole

Senior Channel Sales Manager Southeast, Fusion Connect
Ashley, a 12-year channel veteran, is known by partners as a customer advocate and by ACW as a champion for women. She’s made a big impact as a member of ACW’s Events Committee, earning an ACW ACT Award in 2022 and a board seat in 2023.

Ashley Cole

ACW Events Chair

Maureen O'Connell

Senior Director of National Partner Sales, Comcast Business/Masergy

Maureen is a 22-year telecom industry veteran, a proven channel leader, and a strong advocate for women in the channel and ACW.

Maureen O’Connell

ACW Local Chapters Committee Member

Carolee Cannata

Director of Partner Development, GTT Communications

Carolee connects the dots between opportunity and resources. Her experience in channel development, partner support, relationship building, and channel marketing are skills she brings to the chairmanship of the ACW Sponsorship Committee.

Carolee Cannata

ACW Sponsorship Chair

Mayka Rosales-Peterson

Senior Manager of Partner Marketing, Intelisys
Mayka, an up-and-comer in the tech channel, is a member of the ACW DEI Committee, communications lead for Exposure Inclusion & Diversity Council, and Channel Futures’ DEI Committee Board Member and Editorial Board Member.

Mayka Rosales-Peterson

ACW  DEI Committee Co-Chair

Amanda Jardine

Vice President, Channel Marketing, LogMeIn

Amanda is a talented, proven, strategically focused channel marketing director with 15+ years’ experience in all facets of channel marketing, program development and strategy.

Amanda Jardine

ACW Education Co-Chair

Akilah Murrell

Senior Channel Marketing Manager, Channel Maven

Akilah is an accomplished marketing management professional with extensive experience providing marketing leadership and direction designed in support of key marketing goals and objectives.

Akilah Murrell

ACW Mentorship Committee Chair

Kelly Danziger

Vice President, General Manager Channel, Informa Tech

Kelly provides IT Vendors serving the Channel numerous opportunities to connect with Global Channel Partners providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.

Kelly Danziger

ACW Events Committee Member

Volunteer Organization

Our Work

ACW is an all-volunteer organization that relies on our members to roll up their sleeves and do the work to keep our mission going today and realize our vision tomorrow. In addition to the Board of Directors, a dozen committees develop, implement, sponsor and promote ACW programs and events.

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