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  • Take Another Look at Diversity

    Take Another Look at ‘Diversity’

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    Alliance of Channel Women was founded to promote diversity, specifically gender diversity. Our charter was to advance careers in the technology channel for women. But diversity is not only about gender, it’s about race, religion and sexual orientation. ACW supports diversity in all its forms and, right now, with racial tensions rising, it’s a good time to revisit our roots, remind ourselves of our shared vision, and discuss where to go from here.

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  • Growing Up with Racism, Internal Conflict and the Need for Support

    Growing Up with Racism, Internal Conflict and the Need for Support

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    As a first-generation American, born from two immigrant parents, I have been watching, listening and praying for our country for a long time. There is so much anger and dissenting points of view. I’ve hesitated to speak publicly about racism because I don’t want to invite hostility. My only hope is that my story might inspire empathy and compassion.

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  • Want to Advance in Your Career? Seek Out a Mentor

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    Having a great mentor is a great way to advance in your career. You may look into mentorship programs within your industry or a similar one, but that doesn’t always work. Here are some tips to find a mentor and how to cultivate that relationship.

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  • Social Media and Background Screening: If It’s on the Internet, Isn’t it Fair Game? – August 20 Webinar

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    Leveraging social media for sourcing, recruiting and employer branding is a hot topic for many companies, however, before jumping onto the internet, employers need to be aware of the potential dangers. What might seem like a strategic use of social media could be a fast track to litigation, governmental investigations and bad press.  This session will explore the legal aspects

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  • LEAD Awards 2020 Pop Up

    Alliance of Channel Women Seeks Nominations for Exceptional Female Tech Channel Leaders with the 2020 LEAD Awards

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    Winners to Be Announced at ACWConnect LIVE! September 8, at Channel Partners Virtual 2020 ORANGE, Calif., July 6, 2020 – The Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, announced today a call for nominations for the 2020 ACW LEAD Awards, an initiative that recognizes exceptional women in the channel.

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  • Cheryl O'Donoghue EQ Book

    ACW Members Profiled in New Book on Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

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    Five members of the Alliance of Channel Women are featured in the new book, “How to Be an Emotionally Intelligent Leader (While Crushing Your Goals),” by Cheryl O’Donoghue, an author, humanitarian and emotional intelligence (EQ) expert. The book includes two parts – the first is a self-assessment to uncover your emotional intelligence attributes or “superpowers” and the second profiles 20

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  • Diversity Resources

    Resources on Racial Injustice

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    There are no easy answers to the current racial discrimination in our country, but we have to start somewhere if it is ever to change. And, the best place to begin is with understanding and education. A few ACW Members have put together a list of links to recommended reading and viewing for your consideration. Articles Actions You Can Take

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  • What Women of Color Want You to Know

    What Women of Color Want You to Know

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    The unjustified killings of black men and women by police have fueled protests in the streets even as a lethal pandemic spreads through our country. Racial tension is climbing. Outrage and anger are turning to violence. For many of us, this is an abstraction – what we see on TV, what’s happening to other people. But for many of our

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  • Membership Matters to Margi Shaw

    Why Membership Matters to Margi Shaw

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      ACW is home to a vibrant community of channel professionals from across the country. We enjoy getting to know them at our in-person events and are happy to introduce you to them in this recurring Membership Matters Q&A. This month we’re getting to know ACW member Margi Shaw, COO at Nitel. Shaw leads the expansion of Nitel’s customer solutions while

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  • Sponsor Spotlight: Granite

    Sponsor Spotlight: Granite Telecom

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    The Alliance of Channel Women is an all-volunteer organization that relies on the generosity of its sponsors to fund programs – from networking events to mentoring and education to advocacy. We’re grateful for their support and pleased to introduce you to one of our longtime sponsors, Granite Telecom, which has sponsored ACW for six years and is Platinum Sponsor in

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