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  • Member Poll: What Are You Looking Forward to in 2021?

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    In anticipation of the New Year, we asked ACW members what they’re looking forward to the most in 2021. While answers varied, they all centered around the hope of conquering the pandemic in the coming year.

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  • ACW Reads

    It’s Story Time with ACW Reads

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    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,”

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  • ACW Membership Matters

    Why Membership Matters to Florence Le Goff

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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 Florence Le Goff, Director of Channel and Alliance Marketing at Masergy Communications Inc., where

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  • Being High Powered – January 21, 2021 Webinar

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    Now, more than ever, qualities such as empathy, flexibility and creativity are our most valuable assets. Join us to explore how who you “be” is the greatest source of power in its truest sense. Join ACW co-founder and president, Nancy Ridge and gain practical “how to’s” such as: Key Takeaways Understanding the distinctions between Being, Doing, and Having Find out

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  • How to Start a Gratitude Journal

    How to Start a Gratitude Journal

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    You’ve probably had your fair share of bad days this year, maybe even more of them than usual. While we can’t always keep bad days from happening, we can take time to appreciate the good in every day. Director of National Partner Programs at Comcast Business Holly B. Hunt provides tips in her blog post on how to create a

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  • Is the Raise What You Really Want? Dec. 17, 2020 Webinar

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    This presentation will help you to be paid fairly for the work you do, while ensuring you are building skills and experiences to stay employable to build long term stability and wealth. We will explore the pitfalls of asking for just the raise, being overpaid and how to estimate the values of your skills and experiences in the market. Key

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  • Meet 2020 LEAD Award Winner Shannon Orr

    Meet 2020 LEAD Award Winner Shannon Orr

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    Shannon Orr, National Channel Manager at AVANT, was one of four women to receive the 2020 Alliance of Channel Women LEAD Award recognizing exceptional female leaders in the tech channel. The fourth annual LEAD Award winners were honored at a ceremony during the ACWConnect Live! virtual event on Thursday, Sept. 17. “Alliance of Channel Women started the LEAD Awards four

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  • Giving Back While Social Distancing

    Giving Back While Social Distancing

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    By Melissa Klingbiel With coronavirus cases surging as we head towards the holiday season, our typical Thanksgiving gathering might look slightly different in 2020. One of the simplest ways to give back this year is by keeping your friends, family and community members safe by staying at home. Another fallout from the global pandemic is its effect on the U.S.

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  • We Have Two Options: Choice and Control

    We Have Two Options: Choice and Control

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    By Robert Martin As we near the end of 2020 and start the holiday season, I look back on the year and keep thinking, “What the heck just happened?!” I’m sure most people think similarly, which is an easy trap to fall into. However, you don’t have to and here’s why: At the beginning of 2020 the future was bright:

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  • The Art of Saying No

    The Art of Saying No

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    By Jasmina Muller When we speak of empowerment, it’s often coming from a place of disadvantage. Communities of women and children are considered powerless based on their background or upbringing. But, there is another aspect of empowerment that many of us have had to learn in life — the art of saying no. This is a common mistake women make

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