Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in the Alliance of Channel Women! For your convenience, we’ve put together answers to a few frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please contact us directly at info@allianceofchannelwomen.org.

What is the primary purpose of ACW?

To help each other grow our businesses through networking, partnering and professional development. For more information, visit our About page.

How does ACW advocate for women in the channel?

Advocacy is a key tenet of our mission. Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee is tackling the challenging issues of promoting diversity and inclusion across gender, race, sexual orientation and ability. For more information, contact advocacy@allianceofchannelwomen.org.

How can I get involved with ACW?

There are many ways to get involved with ACW, so if you’ve got the desire, we’d love to talk to you. Here are just a few ways you can get involved:

How do I become an ACW member?

To sign up, please visit our Membership Benefits page or if you have questions, email us at  membership@allianceofchannelwomen.org.

What are the benefits of joining ACW?

There are many benefits to joining ACW, and just like with any group, what you get out of it will depend on what you put into it! Our members frequently tell us they enjoy networking and collaborating with other like-minded women, sharing ideas and best practices on how to grow their businesses. Visit our Join page for a list of benefits and member testimonials. 

What makes ACW different from other women in tech organizations?

We are the only women’s group dedicated to the telecom and IT channel. In addition, our members include leaders, business owners, revenue generators, sales reps, sales engineers, marketers, operations experts, customer success specialists and more. While other women in tech groups may discourage “non-technical” women from participating, we welcome you! Our emphasis is helping each other grow our businesses!

How many members belong to ACW?

ACW currently has more than 300 members and is growing quickly. We also have more than 2,500 members in our LinkedIn Group. Everyone – members and non-members – are welcome to join the conversation.

Is ACW exclusive to women?

No, ACW is not only for women. Men in the channel are welcome to join ACW as non-voting members to support our mission. They can attend ACW events, contribute to our blogs and webinars, and volunteer on our committees.

How often are ACW meetings?

We hold our ACW Connect Live! conference and networking event in conjunction with the spring and fall Channel Partners Conference & Expo events.

Note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have held ACWConnect Live! virtually.

To stay connected in between, we host monthly educational calls on topics of interest to women in business, channel or sales. We encourage members to attend to further their professional development.

What is the cost to attend ACW meetings?

ACW public events, including ACWConnect Live! and monthly webinars, are included with your membership fee. 

Non-members may purchase a pass to ACWConnect Live!

Are there opportunities for me to network with ACW members in my local area?

Yes, ACW has a number of Local Chapters. Find one near you by visiting our Local Chapters page. If there’s isn’t an existing chapter in your area, please consider starting one. Contact localchapters@allianceofchannelwomen.org for details.

As a member, am I expected to join an ACW Committee?

We know you’re likely to be a busy business owner or revenue generator, so you’re not required to join an ACW Committee. That said, we would love for you get involved, so contact membership@allianceofchannelwomen.org if you’re looking for volunteer opportunities.

Does ACW offer professional development programs?

Yes, ACW has partnered with AchieveUnite to provide peer-to-peer leadership training. For more information, visit our ACE Leadership Program page or contact education@allianceofchannelwomen.org.

Does ACW offer mentoring programs?

Yes, ACW facilitates one-on-one and group mentoring. Members can sign up to be mentors or mentees for three months or join our six-month Mentoring Circles. For more information, visit our Mentoring Programs page or contact us at mentoring@allianceofchannelwomen.org.

Can my company sponsor ACW?

Of course! Everything ACW does is supported by our generous sponsors. We’re grateful for financial support of our programs and mission. Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities for more information.

Can you help me log in to the member portal?

Please note that only ACW members have access to the membership portal. If you are not a member, please click here to join.

If your membership has expired, you should still be able to log in to the website. However, you will not be able to access Members Only content until you make your annual membership payment. If this applies to you and you cannot log in, please verify your username and password following the instructions below.

Verify Your Username and Password

If you are a member (or have an expired membership) and are unable to access the website, please follow these steps:

Check your website username, which is the email address with which you originally signed up. It is typically your professional email address.

Check your password. Your password was selected by you when you signed up. If you cannot log in, please complete a password reset:

  1. Go to the Login page and click Forgot Password.
  2. Check your email inbox and follow the instructions for a password reset.

Still Can’t Access?

If you have double-checked your credentials and still cannot log in, please email us at membership@allianceofchannelwomen.org with the following details:

  • Your full name
  • Your website username
  • Your experience attempting to log in (screenshots are helpful)

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