Alliance of Channel Women Announces Winners of 2021 LEAD Awards

Nov 1, 2021

4 Channel Women Recognized as Exceptional Female Channel Leaders at ACWConnect Live!

Orange, Calif. – November 1, 2021 – Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female leaders in the technology channel, announced tonight the winners of the 2021 LEAD Awards. Four women in tech were honored at a ceremony during the ACWConnect Live! Event at Channel Partners Conference & Expo, Las Vegas.

The 2021 LEAD Award winners, in alphabetical order by last name, include:

  • Vivian Chavez, Senior Director, Channel Programs, Comcast Business
  • Kelly Danziger, General Manager, Vice President – Channel, Informa Tech
  • Theresa Garner, Director, North America – Cloud Partner Growth, Activation & Enablement, Avaya
  • Alicia Steward, Strategic Channel Manager, Zoom

The Alliance of Channel Women’s LEAD Award is presented annually to exceptional female leaders in the technology channel. It celebrates women who are courageous, creative, collaborative, connected and confident in advancing channel careers. It also seeks to inspire other channel women to follow their lead.

“The LEAD Award is an honor given to women in tech who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and innovation in the channel,” said ACW President Amy Bailey, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Telarus. “All four of these women have shown outstanding leadership in the channel and ACW proudly recognizes their efforts with this award.”

Winners were selected by the ACW Board of Directors from nominations received from July 26- August 27, 2021, via an online application. Nominations came from third parties or candidates themselves. All applicants were required to demonstrate leadership and innovation in the channel as well as support, advocacy and mentorship of women in the channel.

About the Alliance of Channel Women
Founded in 2010, the Alliance of Channel Women is a not-for-profit organization of women in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. The Alliance of Channel Women brings us together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership roles in the technology channel through education, community, advocacy and opportunities for personal growth. To learn more and to become a member, please visit

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