How Hannah Shahriyari is Living the ACW Pledge: Women Supporting Women

Jun 19, 2023

Alliance of Channel Women is highlighting women who are Living the ACW Pledge: Women Supporting Women. We’re seeking nominations from the channel community for women – from the mailroom to the boardroom – who embody the oath in their words and actions.

Hannah Shahriyari, Director of Sales at GeoLinks, was nominated by Michelle Lacho, Owner at Verdant Edge Communications.

In what way(s) is your nominee an example of Living the ACW Advocacy Pledge of women supporting women?

Hannah Shahriyari is an exceptional example of living the ACW Advocacy Pledge of women supporting women. She embodies the belief that “Behind Every Successful Woman is a Community of Successful Women Who Have Her Back.” Here are a few ways in which she exemplifies this pledge:

Mentorship and Guidance: Hannah actively guides women within our organization and beyond. She recognizes the importance of sharing knowledge, providing guidance, and empowering women to achieve their goals. Hannah takes the time to understand individual aspirations and challenges, offering valuable advice and support to help women succeed.

Creating Opportunities: Hannah consistently seeks opportunities to promote and uplift women in our industry. She actively advocates for women’s representation and voices, working to develop platforms where women can showcase their expertise, share their stories, and network with others. She actively encourages women to take on leadership roles and helps create a path for their success.

Collaboration and Networking: Hannah believes in the power of collaboration and networking among women. She actively connects women within our organization and across different channels, fostering an environment of support and collaboration. By facilitating connections and building networks, Hannah helps create a strong community of successful women who can lean on each other and collectively drive positive change.

Celebrating Achievements: Hannah celebrates the achievements of women in our organization and industry. She recognizes and acknowledges their successes, amplifying their accomplishments to inspire others. By spotlighting these achievements, Hannah encourages others to recognize and support the success of women, creating a culture of celebration and encouragement.

Advocacy and Representation: Hannah passionately advocates for women’s rights and equal opportunities. She actively speaks up for women’s issues, promoting inclusivity and challenging biases and stereotypes. Hannah consistently works towards creating a more inclusive and diverse environment where all women can thrive.

Hannah’s commitment to supporting and uplifting women is genuinely commendable. She goes above and beyond to live the ACW Advocacy Pledge, fostering an environment where women can thrive, succeed, and have each other’s backs. Her dedication to empowering women and building a community of successful women inspires us all.

What is a specific example of what she did for you and when it happened?

A specific example of what Hannah Shahriyari did for me was advocating for my professional development and growth during a performance review in February 2022. During the review, Hannah recognized my potential and expressed her belief in my abilities, encouraging me to take on more challenging projects and expand my skill set.

She actively listened to my career goals and aspirations and then worked with me to create a personalized development plan. Hannah provided guidance and resources to help me acquire new skills and knowledge aligned with my career objectives. She also connected me with industry experts and mentors who could offer additional support and insights.

Furthermore, Hannah allocated additional resources and budget for training and professional development opportunities specific to my areas of interest. She supported my growth within the company and encouraged me to participate in external conferences and workshops to expand my network and stay up to date with industry trends.

This specific example highlights Hannah’s commitment to supporting the growth and success of the women in her team. She invests in her employees’ development, advocates for their career advancement, and provides the necessary resources and opportunities to help them reach their full potential. Hannah’s support and guidance during this performance review have significantly impacted my professional growth and strengthened my belief in the power of women supporting women.

What impact did her action have on you and/or your career?

Hannah’s actions during the performance review and her ongoing support have profoundly impacted me and my career. Here are the key impacts her actions have had:

Confidence Boost: Hannah’s belief in my abilities and encouragement to take on more challenging projects has significantly boosted my confidence. Her recognition of my potential has given me the courage to step outside my comfort zone, tackle new responsibilities, and embrace professional growth opportunities.

Skill Development: Hannah’s support in creating a personalized development plan and allocating resources for training has enabled me to acquire new skills and expand my knowledge base. This has enhanced my performance in my current role and equipped me with valuable skills that are transferrable to future career opportunities.

Career Advancement: Hannah’s advocacy for my career advancement has allowed me to take on more impactful organizational roles. Her guidance and support have positioned me for growth, allowing me to contribute to higher-level projects and initiatives that align with my career goals.

Networking and Mentoring: Through Hannah’s connections and introductions, I have had the opportunity to network with industry experts and mentors who have provided valuable insights and guidance. These interactions have broadened my professional network, exposed me to diverse perspectives, and provided mentorship that has accelerated my career development.

Long-term Development: Hannah’s investment in my development is not limited to the present but has long-term implications for my career. By equipping me with new skills, providing growth opportunities, and advocating for my advancement, she has set me on a trajectory for continued success and advancement in my professional journey.

Overall, Hannah’s actions have had a transformative impact on me and my career. Her support, guidance, and belief in my potential have empowered me to grow, take on new challenges, and advance in my career. I am grateful for her leadership and mentorship, as it has shaped my professional trajectory and instilled in me the confidence to pursue my goals with enthusiasm and determination.

Want to Nominate a Woman Who is Living the ACW Pledge?
Do you know a woman who has played a supportive role in your technology career, please tell us who she is and how she had your back!




ACW will accept nominations throughout the year and will recognize:

  • Every nominee in the monthly ACW Member Newsletter
  • Name a Big Impact Award Winner every quarter

For more information, visit ACW Advocacy Pledge.