Alliance of Channel Women Names Big Impact Winner for Q3 2022

Oct 27, 2022

Award Honors Women Who Are ‘Living the Pledge’: Women Supporting Women

ORANGE, Calif., October 27, 2022 – The Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, announced today that Rachel Schaeffer, Global Director of Channel at SuccessKPI, was selected as the group’s Big Impact Winner for Q3 2022. Honorees are chosen quarterly by ACW from nominees who are Living the ACW Advocacy Pledge: Women Supporting Women.

The ACW Advocacy Pledge Program was started in 2020 by the ACW Advocacy Committee (now the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee) to encourage women to support each other. The ACW Advocacy Pledge is “Behind Every Successful Woman is a Community of Successful Women Who Have Her Back.”

ACW encourages women to go on record supporting the ACW Advocacy Pledge by signing its pledge page. In addition, the association encourages visitors to nominate women who are “living the pledge.”

Schaeffer, the Big Impact Winner for Q3 2022, was nominated by Emil Modugno, Head of Channels at SuccessKPI, who wrote:

“[Rachel] is a champion for women in our company. Leading by example and ensuring every voice is heard – especially those who do not feel empowered. …She’s shown women in our company that their voices can be heard, are valued and need to be heard. They are critical for our future growth as a diverse and inclusive workplace. …I’m so impressed with Rachel’s drive and perseverance. …Since joining my team, she has led by example and gone above and beyond. …Rachel is an inspiration to our company.”

Read the full nomination here.

Congratulations to ACW’s other Living the Pledge Q3 nominees, including:

  • Sandra Blettner, Migration Partner Development Manager at AWS
  • Melissa Church, Founder at Digi-Buzz
  • Lorena Puica, Founder and CEO of syd™ (iamYiam)

For information about the ACW Pledge, visit: 

About the Alliance of Channel Women

Founded in 2010, the Alliance of Channel Women is a not-for-profit organization of women in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. The Alliance of Channel Women brings us together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership roles in the technology channel through education, community, advocacy and opportunities for personal growth. To learn more and to become a member, please visit

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