How Ashley Dahling is Living the ACW Pledge: Women Supporting Women

Jun 24, 2022

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.

Ashley (Cole) Dahling, Senior Channel Manager at Fusion Connect, was nominated by Sommer Figone, Marketing Manager at RapidScale.

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

I would screenshot all of Ashley’s LinkedIn posts and paste them here if I could as proof of her awesomeness! She constantly takes the time to lift up other women (and men, and the channel community in general) on social media, whether by recommending them as great hires, recognizing their hard work and achievements, commenting on their posts with words of joy, good vibes and appreciation – and so much more. And that’s JUST online. In-person, she’s even BETTER.

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

Ashley has made my time on the ACW Events Committee a fun ride – she is creative, resourceful, helpful, a leader and a motivator. The famous butterfly wing wall from the most recent ACWConnect Live! event? HER BRAINCHILD. And when managing name badges was my responsibility, but my printer and internet decided not to cooperate the day before we all flew out, guess who offered to step in? Yeah – Ashley. She’s someone you can count on, and everything she does, she does with a pep in her step and a smile on her face.

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

I’ve only spent time with Ashley in person a few times – the rest of our relationship has been digital (thanks, COVID!). Even so, Ashley has been an awesome example and role model of someone who knows how to build relationships, who understands the value of doing what you say you’re going to do and who gets how important it is to put good energy into the world. Big Ashley fan over here.

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.