From Surviving to Thriving in a Post Covid-19 World – February 18, 2021 Webinar

Jan 20, 2021

Leadership Strategies from the Trenches

We’ve made it through to 2021 but there will be more challenges for us to face as women, as business leaders and as those trying to find or forge a new path.

Our new partner, wiseHeR, will be showcasing some of their top experts for our ACW community:

Janet Schjins – CEO and Co-Founder, JS Group
Precious Williams – Founder and CEO, Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC
Cleonie Mainvielle – Owner and Founder of Inspired Outcome
Tina Gravel – SVP Global Channels and Alliances with Appgate

Moderated by wiseHer founder Kathryn Rose, the panel will discuss:

  • The secrets of top leaders who know how to navigate the waters of change.
  • Rising above the rest even in the most challenging times.
  • Tips for facing down the toughest challenges.
    • Layoffs
    • When home and work are one place
    • Future predictions from time-tested leaders

Join us to discover some of the best strategies for turning challenges into fuel for your future success.

This webinar – on Thursday, February 18, at 4pm ET/1pm PT – is open to all #WomenInTech, so please share this email with your friends and encourage them to become a part of the Alliance of Channel Women community.

Hope to see you at this important meeting.


Janet Schijns is CEO and Co-Founder of JS Group, she is the founder of the #digitalnormal movement in the industry driving profitable changes in go to market.  Janet is the Top 10 Influencers in Technology 2020 (Analytics Insights), Top 50 Technology Influencers 2020 (Awards Magazine), Top 10 Impact in Technology 2020 (Analytics Insight) and was named Channel Influencer of the year in 2019 beating out a slate of nominees from the top tech firms in the world, she has been in the top 5 influencers every year for the past decade.  She was formerly EVP and CMSO at Office Depot, where she led a major transformation to drive traction in IT services, generating recurring revenue from higher margin solutions.  Prior to that, she was the Chief Channel Executive, Chief Marketing Technologist and ran business products for Verizon Business.  Additionally, Janet ran the channel organization for Motorola Enterprise and Government and is a noted and admired expert in the industry regularly appearing on the main stage at a variety of events.

She is a visionary and no-nonsense leader who through innovation and action-oriented plans drives tangible results. She is a seasoned presenter who captivates audiences with her simple yet powerful approach to the complicated world of the business of technology.    Whether it is your business or your career – rapid growth is Janet’s mantra. Her clients regularly increase revenues by more than 40% and achieve unparalleled share growth in the markets they cover.

Janet has spent the past two decades making a difference in our industry, as an executive and as a consultant and trusted advisor.  She is dedicated to the advancement of Women in Technology, founding her not for profit “Tech World’s Half” in 2017 to address the issue of women dropping out of technology. She has coached, mentored and counseled hundreds of Women in the industry to success and is regularly called upon to speak about empowering and advancing Women in the technology industry.   She practices what she preaches having earned numerous industry channel awards, including three 5-Star Channel Program Awards (Motorola, Verizon and Cisco EMEA).

A native of the Garden state, she now resides in Florida with her husband Roy and has two children Sean (a real estate investor and entrepreneur) and Ashlyn (a social media expert).  In her spare time, she enjoys the beach and Star Wars

Janet Schijns | Twitter | LinkedIn | wiseHer



Have you ever met the full-figured diva who has taken the business world by storm and won BIG?  Well now you have!  Precious L. Williams, also affectionately known as the #KillerPitchMaster, can help you #slayallcompetition with her “killer” elevator pitches, media pitches, and investor pitches.  Precious is a world class master communicator who works with successful entrepreneurs and speakers and helps them take their professional pitching and speaking skills to the next level.   With over 25 years of experience in creating unique speaking and public speaking techniques, Williams is also known for her innovative training programs and services to her clients and sales teams at Fortune 100 companies.   These companies include Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, eBay, etc.

As a 13-time national business elevator pitch champion, Williams has been on top television shows and publications for her pitching, branding, and professional speaking skills. She was featured on Season 8 of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Forbes Magazine, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, the movie, “LEAP,” as well as several others around the world.  In 2019, Precious became a best-selling author of the #1 business book, “Bad Bitches with Power Pitches: For Women Entrepreneurs and Speakers Only” and has been featured on time square billboards, top podcasts and stages around the world.

The philosophy of her “killer” pitch is evident in the strategic and personalized creative communications and presentations solutions Williams puts forth. As serial entrepreneur, international professional speaker, and corporate trainer, Williams is equipped to bring life, authenticity, strategy, and boldness to all your oral and written communication needs.

Williams is a graduate of Spelman College and Rutgers School of Law. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Precious L. Williams | Twitter | LinkedIn | wiseHer



An award-winning executive with more than 27 years of experience in the IT outsourcing, cloud, data center, security and SaaS industries, Tina is currently SVP Global Channels and Alliances with Appgate, the leader in security and analytics products and services for zero trust. A highly rated public speaker, Tina has a knack for making topics that are highly technical easier for those not technically inclined to understand.

Prior to Appgate, Tina was a Senior Vice President of Global Channels and Strategic Alliances for Cyxtera (SIX-Terra) and earlier; Cryptzone, a Cyxtera Business. Before joining Cryptzone, Tina held the role of General Manager and Vice President for Dimension Data’s Cloud Services Business in the Americas. Tina also served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Nirvanix, leading the company’s sales, marketing and indirect channel programs. Tina was a member of the original management team at Terremark, a Verizon company. Her guidance helped take the company from $400,000 in annual sales in 1999, to the acquisition by Verizon for $1.4 billion in 2010. Tina has also worked as an independent consultant, helping start up technology organizations to increase their revenue, monetize their intellectual property assets and obtain funding.

Tina Gravel | Twitter | LinkedIn | wiseHer



Cleonie is the Owner and Founder of Inspired Outcome, a productivity and time management business that helps busy female professionals and entrepreneurs organize their time and ideas so that they can reclaim their personal freedom and have more time for what is important, enjoyable and inspiring.  She is also the Founder and Co-President of Diversity & Inclusion for Community Empowerment (DICE), a grassroots organization that is made up of a network of individuals and community groups committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in local cities and towns.

Cleonie Mainvielle | Facebook | LinkedIn | wiseHer



Kathryn Rose is an innovator, serial entrepreneur and the founding CEO of wiseHer, a global knowledge marketplace that helps women, business owners and professionals overcome unique challenges on-demand through 1:1 access to thousands of executives, coaches/mentors, education and resources that accelerate business or career growth.. She is a former Wall Street executive sales leader and an author of 9 books. She has been featured in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, CBS Marketwatch, Fox News and more.

Prior to devoting her focus to wiseHer, Kathryn was an executive marketing consultant for large global and local clients developing targeted online campaigns resulting in millions of engaged fans, followers and connections. Kathryn’s experience has taken her from startup to multimillion dollar companies. She is an award-winning Wall Street sales leader driving $100 million+ in annual sales and in channel marketing with global B2B clients.

Kathryn is a highly sought after speaker at leading global industry events with technology powerhouses– Google, IBM, Dell Technologies and women focused events– Women in Tech Summit and the Grace Hopper Celebration focused on helping technology professionals,  women and small business leaders achieve a higher level of success. Kathryn is on the faculty for the IT leading association COMPTIA and a member of the Executive Council of Advancing Women in Technology and a sales coach for MBA candidates at Harvard Business School.

Kathryn is regarded for her grit, tenacity, creative problem solving, glass-half-filled approach and her ability to laugh, always. A tireless champion for women, Kathryn has received accolades for her vision, commitment, and leadership. Kathryn has dedicated her career to coaching, speaking, and writing best-selling business books that drive business owners to greater success with their sales and marketing efforts. She has created an outstanding network of women at every level, and in many industries, to support and promote women in their businesses or careers.

Kathryn Rose | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | wiseHer