Cloud Girls Rising Awards Winners to Be Announced April 11 at Channel Partners Conference & Expo

Mar 28, 2019


Fourth Annual Award Honors Female Cloud Evangelists for Innovation and Thought Leadership

Aliso Viejo, CA, California – March 28, 2019 – Cloud Girls, a not-for-profit female Next-Gen Tech Think Tank, in collaboration with the Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, announced today that the fourth annual Cloud Girls Rising Awards will be presented April 11 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

The Cloud Girl Rising Awards will be given to women  in two different categories – Trailblazer and Rising Star – who have demonstrated innovation, solution-orientation and thought leadership in the cloud space in 2018. These women are moving the cloud conversation forward. They go above and beyond every day to make a significant and lasting impact on their companies, clients and professional communities.

2016 Cloud Girls Trailblazer Janet Schijns, CEO of JS Group, will present the Cloud Girls Rising Awards at 2:55 p.m., Thursday, April 11 at The Channel Partners Studio, which is located  in the South Convention Center, Level 1, Bayside AB, Booth 1053 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

“When we started this award four years ago, we hoped to put the spotlight on women in tech who may not be recognized in other forums for the ground-breaking work they are doing to advance cloud solutions for customers and the channel,” said Cloud Girls Co-founder Jo Peterson, Vice President of Cloud Services for Clarify360 and Co-Chair of the Cloud Girls’ Brand & Strategy Work Group, which manages the award program.  “We’re very excited to continue this tradition and are thrilled that the number and caliber of nominees continues to grow.  We’re very excited to reveal this year’s winners and highlight additional outstanding female cloud evangelists.”

The winners will receive a trophy along with announcements on the Channel Partners’ and Cloud Girls’ websites, an award logo for their websites and email signatures, and a one-year complimentary membership in Cloud Girls.

Previous winners of the Cloud Girls Rising Awards include:

  • 2018 Trailblazer, Lisa Del Real, AVP Global Channel Programs & Operations at RingCentral
  • 2018 Rising Star Jeanine Sicinski, Partner Experience Manager at RapidScale
  • 2017 Trailblazer Tina Gravel, Senior Vice President of Global Channels & Alliances for Cyxtera Technologies
  • 2017 Trailblazer Dina Moskowitz, Founder and CEO of SaaSMAX
  • 2017 Rising Star Tatiana Sebby, Enterprise Account Executive for 8×8
  • 2016 Trailblazer Janet Schijns, CEO of JS Group
  • 2016 Rising Star Samantha Ciaccia, Partner Marketing Manager at Datto

About Cloud Girls

Founded in 2011, Cloud Girls is vendor-neutral, not-for-profit community of female technology advocates dedicated to educating themselves, their organizations and customers about the vast and dynamic cloud ecosystem. By exploring emerging market and technical trends, advocating best practices and building community, Cloud Girls is fostering female thought leaders in next-generation technology. For more information, visit

About Alliance of Channel Women

Established in 2010, Alliance of Channel Women is a not-for-profit organization of women who are in leadership, ownership and revenue-generating roles in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. ACW brings us together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership roles in the technology channel. To learn more and to become a member, please visit


Media Contacts:

Alliance of Channel Women
Khali Henderson


Cloud Girls
Tamara Prazak
Communications Chair