Alliance of Channel Women Names Big Impact Winner for Q4 2021

Jan 20, 2022

Award Honors Women Who are ‘Living the Pledge’: Women Supporting Women

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., January 20, 2022 Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, announced today that Celeste Labrie, Senior Partner Development Manager at Telarus, was selected as the group’s Big Impact Winner for Q4. Honorees are chosen quarterly by ACW from nominees submitted by the channel community who are Living the ACW Advocacy Pledge: Women Supporting Women.

The ACW Advocacy Pledge Program was started in 2020 by the ACW Advocacy Committee (now the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee) to encourage women to support other women. The full ACW Advocacy Pledge is “Behind Every Successful Woman is a Community of Successful Women Who Have Her Back.”

ACW encourages women to go on record supporting the ACW Advocacy Pledge by signing its pledge page. In addition, the association is encouraging visitors to nominate women who are “living the pledge.

Labrie, the Big Impact Winner for Q4 2021, was nominated by Rachel Turkus, Vice President of Marketing & Channel Management at CyberReef. “[Celeste] is able to pivot, learn and grow. She listens and learns, but also shares her knowledge. She brings positivity, kindness and support to any situation,” said Turkus. Read the full nomination.

Q4 Living the Pledge Nominees included:

  • Lisa Conway, Vice President, Sales Operations & Strategic Alliances, Telos Corporation
  • Carol Platz, Vice President, Global Marketing, Lightbits
  • Melanie Sunahara, National Channel Director, TierPoint

For information about the ACW Pledge, visit:

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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