How Melanie Sunahara is Living the ACW Pledge: Women Supporting Women

Nov 29, 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.

Melanie Sunahara, National Channel Director at TierPoint, was nominated by Cindy Oconnell, Channel Director at TierPoint.

In what way(s) is your nominee an example of Living the ACW Pledge of women supporting women?
Melanie lives the ACW pledge through her actions and the support of women around her.

What is a specific example of what she did for you and when it happened?
I was struggling with some health issues, and when Melanie found out, she was immediately by my side, helping me navigate through it – not to mention her ongoing support. She even offered to take my place at any event if I needed a break.

What impact did her action have on you and/or your career?
Melanie makes it a point to highlight my achievements in management which, in turn, helped me to get promoted to the position I am in now. I can’t thank her enough for all she has done for me. I consider her to be a mentor, life coach and friend!

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.