How Carol Platz is Living the ACW Pledge: Women Supporting Women

Dec 20, 2021

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.

Carol Platz, Vice President of Global Marketing at Lightbits, was nominated by Charla Bunton-Johnson, Senior Director of Partner Marketing at Telos Corporation.

In what way(s) is your nominee an example of Living the ACW Pledge of women supporting women?
Carol Platz has been a key mentor to many rising-star women in the organization where we worked together. Helping women learn and develop their skill sets in marketing is very important to her. However, she would also equally extend that same mentorship to men in the organization.

What is a specific example of what she did for you and when it happened?
Carol and I worked at a start-up together for three years. Start-ups move quickly and, although the company was small, there wasn’t a lot of time to effectively meet. Carol always made the time to exchange a text, review a draft of a document late at night, or have early meetings to ensure there was alignment and exchange of ideas. Going the extra mile for your peers is impactful to building trust and respect.

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

Carol Platz is an excellent example of collaborating and enabling collaboration across an organization. This is an essential characteristic of a leader or a rising star.

She is a channel/alliances fan and supported those efforts in the background, always trying to enhance go-to-market together between corporate and partner marketing.

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.