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 2024-25 ACW Board of Directors

Mayka Rosales-Peterson

Senior Manager, Partner Marketing, Intelisys

Mayka was named ACW’s President in 2024. She has served on the board since 2021 and is a past Chair of ACW’s Communications Committee and past Co-chair of ACW’s DE&I Committee

Mayka Rosales-Peterson

ACW President

Akilah Murrell

Senior Manager of Channel Marketing, 360insights

Akilah was named ACW’s Vice President in 2024. She joined the board in 2022 and previously served as Chair of ACW’s Mentoring Committee.

Akilah Murrell

ACW Vice President

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 Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Sommer Figone

Senior Marketing Manager, RapidScale

Sommer has been an ACW member since 2020. She stepped up immediately, becoming a leader of the Events Committee and raising her hand to be ACW’s Secretary.

Sommer Figone

ACW Secretary & Events Committee Chair

Madison Beedy

National Channel Manager, One Ring Networks

An ACW member since 2021, Madison has worked with the Events and Sponsorship committees. She’s passionate about promoting women’s representation from the classroom to the boardroom.

Madison Beedy

ACW Sponsorship Committee 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

Staci Corbett

Senior Manager - Channel Marketing, Fusion Connect

Staci has been an ACW member since 2019. She’s dedicated to promoting diversity, fostering mentorship and contributing to the empowerment of women in the channel.

Staci Corbett

ACW DEI Committee Chair

Tracy Hali

Vice President of Sales Operations, Intelisys

Tracy joined ACW in 2016 and finds it a source of inspiration. She’s passionate about helping members feel more connected through mentoring circles and Local Chapters.

Tracy Hali

ACW Mentoring Committee Member

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

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 Chair

Jackie Steinberg

Channel Chief, DartPoints

Jackie has been an ACW member since she joined the channel in 2012. The ACW sisterhood helped her to realize her potential as a channel leader.

Jackie Steinberg

ACW Award Committee Co-Chair

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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