It’s Story Time with ACW Reads

Dec 21, 2020

By Lauren Grenier

As we close out 2020, we realize we’ve learned quite a bit about adjusting to a virtual world. The ACW community has been a great comfort to many of us who miss life before the pandemic.

Last spring, we began looking for ways to help members manage all the changes. Among many initiatives, we started “ACW Reads,” a video project to share stories with school-aged children who are learning from home during the pandemic. Our goal is to inspire young people with stories read by ACW members and give their parents a well-deserved break from “teaching” to get back 20 minutes of uninterrupted work or personal time.

This fall, just in time for the new semester, we released the first edition of ACW Reads with members of the ACW Board of Directors reading inspiring stories from “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2,” which features profiles of extraordinary women like Eleanor Roosevelt, Oprah Winfrey and Madonna.

We hope that this edition of ACW Reads provides parents with a moment to realign their focus while giving their children the opportunity to learn about influential women who can be role models.

Each chapter is linked, so you can watch it in increments that fit your schedule!

Time Stamps:

0:07 – Amy Bailey reads about Sophia Ionescu.

2:19 – Cassie Jeppson reads about Eleanor Roosevelt.

5:16 – Jasmina Muller reads about Madonna.

7:28 – Lisa Miller reads about Oprah Winfrey.

11:06 – Lori Graber reads about Girl Scouts.

13:54 – Michelle Kadlacek reads about Audrey Hepburn.

16:48 – Penny Thurnau reads about Nadia Comaneci.

19:53 – Raquel Wiley reads about Madame C.J. Walker.

Click below to play the full video with your child. Better yet watch it together!


About the Author
Lauren Grenier is director of marketing at Granite and Chair of the ACW Communications Committee. She rose quickly through the ranks at Granite over the past eight years and was named the company’s first director of marketing in 2018. Grenier is active in the channel community as a member of ACW, and in 2019, she received the ACW ACT Award for her volunteer contributions to the organization. In 2020 Grenier received the 2020 Channel Partners Circle of Excellence Award and was named to the CRN Women of the Channel list.