Get Involved with ACW Women in the Channel

Get Involved with ACW

Take advantage of professional development programs and give back to the channel community as a volunteer.

Get Involved with ACW Women in the Channel

Give to Get

Alliance of Channel Women is an active association that offers our members a range of experiences to boost their professional growth – from training and mentoring to networking and leadership opportunities. As a volunteer-led group, we always welcome helping hands. But it’s not a one-way street – our members are fond of saying: “The more you give, the more you get.”

ACW Membership

Get the Most Out of ACW Membership

Whether you’re new to ACW or you’ve been a member for a while, there are many opportunities to get more involved:

  • Newcomers may enjoy getting to know other members at our events.
  • Pros may be interested in taking on leadership roles.
  • Both groups can speak up for equality and lift up channel women.
    Participate in ACW Events

    Participate

    • Attend ACWConnect Live! events
    • Tune in to monthly educational webinars
    • Join an ACW Local Chapter near you
    Collaborate with ACW Members

    Collaborate

    • Work with ACW Committee volunteers
    • Team up to drive new initiatives
    • Step up to an ACW leadership role
    Advocate for Channel Women

    Advocate

    • Pledge to support channel women
    • Stand up for diversity and inclusion
    • Pave the way for the next generation
    Celebrate Women in the Channel

    Celebrate

    • Highlight women supporting women
    • Applaud outstanding ACW volunteers
    • Honor exceptional female channel leaders
    ACW Volunteer Speaker

    Volunteer Your Time

    ACW is an all-volunteer organization rooted in the belief that participation unites us as members, advances our charter and promotes our personal growth.

    ACW offers you many opportunities to participate through Operational Committees with specific service commitments to support our mission while making your experience as an ACW Member more fulfilling. Participation in ACW Committees offers you the connections, experience and resources to advance your career and open up leadership opportunities in the channel.

    We encourage you to learn more about ACW Committees and take the next step to get involved.

    Join an ACW Committee

    Our committees are the heart and soul of our organization. Raise your hand to support our mission.

    SPONSORSHIP

    The ACW Sponsorship Committee secures funding for our member programs, including events, education, mentoring and more. Committee members seek annual sponsorship from industry organizations (e.g., service providers, distributors, media, etc.) that support our mission and want to reach the high caliber of channel women who belong to our group.

    MEMBERSHIP

    The ACW Membership Committee welcomes and onboard new ACW Members, helping them reach their goals through our programs, volunteerism and member connections. Committee Members curate new member benefits, recruit new members, manage renewals and liaise with other ACW Committees to ensure that members’ voices are heard.

    EDUCATION

    The ACW Education Committee plans the group’s monthly webinars and special educational programs. Committee members select topics and recruit speakers for our monthly calls. They also manage the ACW ACE Leadership Program in partnership with Achieve Unite to provide affordable access to peer-to-peer professional development training.

    MENTORING

    The ACW Mentoring Committee develops and manages our mentoring programs. Committee volunteers recruit mentors and mentees and pair them for traditional one-on-one mentoring sessions over three months. They also host and facilitate Mentoring Circles with small groups of six-to-12 members for six monthly virtual sessions.

    DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

    The ACW Diversity & Inclusion Committee advocates for an industry where everyone – no matter their gender, ethnicity, age or sexual orientation – is equally valued and included. Committee members collaborate with ACW leaders, members and their employers, our sponsors and vendors to create programs to realize this goal.

    EVENT PLANNING

    The ACW Event Planning Committee hosts two annual networking events in the spring and fall at the Channel Partners events (or virtually during the pandemic). Committee members handle pre-show, onsite and post-show arrangements, such as theme, agenda, speakers, registration, audio and video, food and beverage, floor plans, third-party vendors and décor.

    LOCAL CHAPTERS

    The ACW Local Chapters Committee takes all of the benefits of ACW and focuses them regionally, enabling ACW Members to network and collaborate in their local markets. Committee members recruit Local Chapter moderators, provide templates for meeting agendas and registration, and promote Local Chapter events.

    AWARDS

    The ACW Awards Committee manages the annual LEAD and ACT awards programs, honoring exceptional female channel leaders and outstanding volunteers, respectively. Committee members handle the nomination process, winner selection and awards presentations at the Channel Partners spring and fall events.

    TECHNOLOGY

    The ACW Technology Committee manages and maintains the ACW website and applications for email marketing, social media, membership management, event registration, surveys, payment processing and more. Committee members liaise with third-party vendors to ensure our tech supports our activities.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    The ACW Communications Committee promotes ACW’s mission by evangelizing our programs, highlighting our members and fostering dialog and community. Committee members create, curate and amplify content about the group through our own and third-party websites, events, publications and social media channels.

    ACW Programs

    ACW offers a range of programs to help educate, mentor and encourage and celebrate women in the channel.

    ACW ACE Leadership Program

    ACE Leadership Program

    ACW partners with AchieveUnite to deliver an
    exciting virtual peer-to-peer program for leadership development that our members rave about.

    ACW's Mentoring Program for Women

    Mentoring Program

    ACW offers one-on-one mentoring in 90-day sprints and Mentoring Circles, which bring small groups together for guided mentoring.

    ACW's Advocacy Pledge

    ACW Advocacy Pledge

    ACW members and like-minded professional women are invited to pledge to be “women supporting women” and honor women who “Live the Pledge.”

    ACW's Awards Program

    Awards Program

    ACW sponsors three annual awards programs honoring exceptional leaders, outstanding volunteers and women who “Live the Pledge.

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    Get Involved with ACW Today!

    Advance your career. Build your business. Create opportunities for channel women.

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