Keynote Panel Features Male & Female Executives on Making the Business Case for Women in Leadership
SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 4, 2016 – Women in the Channel (WiC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, announced today that it will host the 11th Women in the Channel Networking Event during the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. The WiC event will be held from 5-8 p.m., March 15, 2016, in Galileo 1001 at the Venetian Sands Expo & Convention Center.
The event’s theme “Go Big with Gender Diversity” will feature a gender-diverse panel discussion on the benefits of fostering female leadership. In addition, WiC will open this event to men in the channel on an invitation-only basis in order to foster greater understanding and collaboration.
The keynote panel discussion, “The Gender Diversity Payoff: Making the Business Case for Women in Leadership,” features female and male telecom and channel leaders, including:
- Dick Jalkut, President and CEO, TelePacific Communications
- Brooks McCorcle, President, Partner Solutions, AT&T
- Lisa Miller, Senior Vice President, Wholesale & Channel, Level 3
- Patrick Oborn, Co-Founder, Telarus
“We could not be more thrilled with this panel of heavy hitters for such a timely topic,” said WiC President Hilary Gadda, director of the Telepartner program at TelePacific Communications. “I’m confident attendees — women and men — will walk away with greater perspective and actionable items they can implement within their own companies.”
In addition to the panel discussion, WiC has invited Channel Partners Group Vice President Art Wittmann to set the stage for the Channel Partners event with a State of Channel Partners address.
The Women in the Channel Networking Event is open to all women attending the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Men will be admitted on an invitation-only basis. Admission is FREE to all WiC members and $20 for non-members. To register for the event, please click here. To become a member, visit www.womeninthechannel.com.
Companies interested in sponsoring the event can find more information on the WiC website by clicking here. Current sponsors include Diamond Sponsors Channel Partners and MicroCorp; Platinum Sponsors AT&T Partner Exchange and Telarus; Gold Sponsors Time Warner Cable Business Class; Silver Sponsors Fusion, iAgent Network, Mitel, NetCarrier, OnSIP, Rackspace, TelePacific Communications , Unitas Global and Vonage; and Raffle Sponsors GENBAND and TSI.
WiC members also will be available to discuss WiC programs and the benefits of membership during expo hours at Channel Partners in Booth 585.
WiC’s Channel Partners event planning committee includes, Chair Raquel Wiley of TelePacific Communications, Su Beler of Telecom Brokers, Becky Gordon of GENBAND, Angela Leavitt of Mojo Marketing and Laura Rinker of NetCarrier along with WiC board members Hilary Gadda of TelePacific Communications, Khali Henderson of Buzz Theory Strategies, Bita Milanian of GENBAND, Nancy Ridge of Telecom Brokers and Rebecca Rosen of Sales Enabled.
Special thanks to Oncore Marketing & Media for ongoing support with design and artwork and Dominic Antonini of Telecom Brokers for providing DJ services for the event.