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  • Kelli McMillan 4 Ways to Find Balance

    4 Ways to Find Balance

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    Women! We are caretakers, educators, celebrators, multitaskers and creative leaders. We extend 24 hours into infinity and beyond to pack in more projects. Even with all of these superpowers, women are dropping out of the workforce in record numbers since the start of the pandemic. Ninety percent of jobs lost in the fourth quarter of 2020 were held by women.  The term “She-cession” was coined to describe the phenomenon. Multiple experts say that the full impact of the She-cession won’t begin to correct until 2024.

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  • Sponsor Blog Amanda Jardine

    Choosing to Challenge: Putting Channel Women Front and Center

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    “Choose to challenge.” That’s the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, which took place March 8 as part of the Women’s History Month. It’s about making our collective voices heard. It’s about never backing down and never staying quiet. And it’s about highlighting the multitude of irreplaceable contributions that women have made to the channel and the tech industry as a whole.

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  • Lead Award Winner Kelli McMillan

    Meet 2020 LEAD Award Winner Kelli Ballou-McMillan

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    Kelli Ballou-McMillan, National Partner Manager at Five9, was one of four women to receive the 2020 Alliance of Channel Women LEAD Award recognizing exceptional female leaders in the tech channel. The fourth annual LEAD Award winners were honored at a ceremony during the ACWConnect Live! virtual event on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.

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  • Membership Matters to Jordan Haynes

    Why Membership Matters to Jordan Haynes

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    ACW is home to a vibrant community of channel professionals from across the country. We enjoy getting to know them at our in-person events and are happy to introduce you to them in this recurring Membership Matters Q&A. This month we’re getting to know Jordan Haynes, Assistant Channel Manager at Hyperion Partners, a full-service business development master agent specializing in telecommunications.

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  • Stephanie Revill Blog

    Don’t Dull Her Shine

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    I’ve read plenty of articles that talk about women empowering other women, straightening each other’s crowns, and lifting each other through our daily struggles. But I’m going to flip the script because I think there’s another influence we may be overlooking. For anyone who is raising a strong-willed little girl, take note. These girls are tiny powerhouses, and I believe there’s a lot we can learn from them.

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  • The Art of Partner Recruitment: 10 Strategies for Success – April 22, 2021 Webinar

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    Successful channel partner recruitment is the holy grail of channel programs across the globe. And why not? Developing a pool of best fit partners can become a powerful engine for growth. But therein lies the rub. How do you determine best fit partners? How do you find them? And how do you recruit them amid serious competition from other suppliers?

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  • Big Impact Award Winner Theresa Caragol

    Alliance of Channel Women Names Big Impact Winner for Q1 2021

    Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, announced today at the ACWConnect Live! Virtual Member Event that Theresa Caragol, Founder and CEO of Achieve Unite, was selected as the group’s first Big Impact Winner.

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  • Emily Champagne Setting Intentions

    Setting Your Intentions

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    In my mid- 20’s I started my career in tech sales. I fell in love with the industry, but it was very competitive, and like my career in car sales before, there was a lack of gender diversity. I wanted to figure out how to excel in this industry, which meant coming up with a pathway to nurture my success. The data shows that only 25% of salespeople in tech are women, and only 12% of sales leaders are women. According to these numbers, the odds were stacked against me, but I was determined to work my way to the 12% of that statistic.

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  • Heather Murray is Living the ACW Pledge

    How Heather Murray is Living the ACW Pledge: Women Supporting Women

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    Alliance of Channel Women is highlighting women who are Living the ACW Pledge: Women Supporting Women. Heather Murray, Vice President of Transformation and Customer Journey at Tech Data, was nominated by Janet Schijn, CEO at JS Group.

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  • Bita Milanian is Living the ACW Pledge

    How Bita Milanian is Living the ACW Pledge: Women Supporting Women

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    Alliance of Channel Women is highlighting women who are Living the ACW Pledge: Women Supporting Women. Bita Milanian, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Ribbon, was nominated by Cynthia Artin, President of Artin Arts.

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