Alliance of Channel Women to Host Networking Event at Ribbon’s Perspectives18 Annual Customer & Partner Summit in Los Angeles

May 30, 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif., May 30, 2018 – Alliance of Channel Women announced today that it is presenting an ACWConnect Networking Event on June 6 from 5-7 p.m., sponsored by Ribbon Perspectives18 and as part of the official program of Ribbon Communications’ Annual Customer and Partner Summit, held June 3-7, 2018 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.
Perspectives18 brings together the foremost thought leaders, visionaries and decision makers in the software, service provider, channel partner and enterprise communities to share the latest trends, issues and opportunities affecting the communications landscape.

“Perspectives18 has it all for Alliance of Channel Women members,” said Alliance of Channel Women’s Past President and Outreach Committee Chair Nancy Ridge, Executive Vice President of Telecom Brokers. “Members have the opportunity to experience power networking with senior technical leaders at the beautiful L.A. LIVE; a must-see panel of ACW’s founding members on ‘Getting What You Want with Negotiating’ and a complimentary all-access pass (courtesy of Ribbon Communications) to the show’s exciting events, amazing entertainment and relevant educational sessions. This is what it means to be an Alliance member – great connections!”

Perspectives18 includes a comprehensive agenda filled with activities and entertainment and featuring top-tier keynote speakers and panelists from some of the most recognized brands in the world. The conference also features a Solutions Showcase highlighting the latest products, solutions and innovations from Ribbon Communications and its global ecosystem of technology partners.

Show Dates: June 3-7, 2018
ACW Event: June 6 from 5-7 p.m., followed by dinner and live entertainment by BERLIN featuring TERRI NUNN
• Networking with hosted cocktails and appetizers
• Alliance of Channel Women Overview – Benefits of Membership with Master of Ceremonies Susan Eakle, Senior Partner Development Manager, Telarus
• “Getting What You Want with Negotiating” Panel moderated by Sonya Meline, Vice President of Effortless, and panelists:

Bita Milanian, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Ribbon Communications, and Past Board Member and Committee Chair for the Alliance of Channel Women
Hilary Gadda, Director, National Channel Development for TPx, and Co-Founder and Past President of the Alliance of Channel Women
Nancy Ridge, Executive Vice President of Telecom Brokers, and Co-Founder and Past President of the Alliance of Channel Women

Showcase Dates: June 5-6
• Join Alliance of Channel Members in our booth for networking and fun

“This will be our first year hosting Perspectives as Ribbon, bringing together two industry leaders – GENBAND and Sonus – under a fresh new brand with expanded size, global reach and enhanced offerings – so it presents an even greater opportunity for our sponsors to highlight the innovations they are bringing to market to a very captive audience,” said Bita Milanian, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Ribbon Communications. “We couldn’t make Perspectives happen without the vital support of great sponsors and partners like Alliance of Channel Women. As in the years past, I am proud to host this gathering in support of women in tech. We are looking forward to working closely with all of our sponsors and partners to make this another highly successful event.”

For the second consecutive year, Perspectives18 will take place at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. The five-star hotel is located in the heart of downtown and part of the L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment district that surrounds STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater and features world-class restaurants, music and sports venues.

Follow the Perspectives18 conversation at hashtag #RBBNP18.

About Ribbon Communications.
Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN) is a company with two decades of market leadership experience in providing secure real-time communications solutions to the top service providers and enterprises around the globe. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, Ribbon delivers highly reliable, unified and embedded real-time communications capabilities to customers in more than 25 countries and on 6 continents. The company transforms fixed, mobile and enterprise networks from legacy environments to all IP and fully virtualized, secure, cloud-based architectures, enabling highly productive communications for consumers and businesses. Ribbon’s market-leading communications security solutions are based on a big data behavioral analytics platform and offer customers enhanced network intelligence and security. The company’s Kandy Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) enables rapid service creation and digital transformation by delivering customers a comprehensive set of advanced embedded and unified communications capabilities. To learn more, visit

About 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

Alliance of Channel Women Contact:
Khali Henderson