ACW Awards Program

Giving Credit Where It’s Due

The Alliance of Channel Women is all about lifting women up, so we take every opportunity to recognize them through our annual awards programs. We want to highlight channel women who consistently exceed expectations – whether that’s carving career paths for others to follow, being supportive colleagues or giving back to the ACW organization.

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Celebrating Inspirational Women

ACW is honored to present the ACW INSPIRE Award in loving memory of ACW Board Member Carolee Cannata, a beacon of kindness, warmth and empowerment. Carolee’s unwavering positivity, authentic nature, and ability to inspire those around her have left an indelible mark on our hearts. This award is a tribute to not only remember but also celebrate individuals who embody these admirable traits:

  • Kindness: A heart that radiates compassion and generosity, always ready to extend a helping hand
  • Warmth: An individual that fosters a sense of security and trust in those around them
  • Empowerment: The ability to uplift others, instilling confidence and courage

Etched with a lily symbolizing purity of heart, this award encapsulates the essence of Carolee’s spirit. This annual award is presented to an individual in the channel who exemplifies these virtues in their everyday life.

The call for nominations is coming soon.

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Recognizing Exceptional Women Channel Leaders

Join us in celebrating the remarkable achievements of women in the technology channel with the prestigious ACW LEAD Award. This annual award recognizes outstanding female leaders who embody courage, creativity, collaboration, connectivity and confidence in elevating growth in the channel community.

The ACW LEAD Award not only honors these inspiring women, but also aims to inspire and empower other channel professionals to follow their lead toward success and impact. Shine a spotlight on the extraordinary contributions of women in the technology channel and champion their excellence together. Nominate a trailblazer today and be part of recognizing and uplifting women in the tech industry!

The call for nominations is coming soon.


Honoring Women Advocating for Women

The ACW EMPOWER Award (formerly the Big Impact Award) is an annual recognition that celebrates extraordinary women who embody the essence of the ACW Advocacy Pledge – Women Supporting Women. This award acknowledges individuals nominated by their peers for their remarkable support and commitment to empowering other women in their professional endeavors.

At ACW, we believe that women uplifting other women can lead to transformative outcomes. The ACW EMPOWER Award is our gesture of appreciation towards those who exemplify this principle, inspiring others to emulate their actions and foster a more inclusive and supportive environment for all.

If you know a woman who has significantly impacted your career by being a guiding light, advocate, or mentor, we invite you to nominate her for the ACW EMPOWER Award. Share how she has contributed positively to your professional journey.

The call for nominations is coming soon.


Recognizing Outstanding Committee Members

The annual ACW IMPACT Award (formerly ACT Award) recognizes and celebrates the outstanding contributions, dedication and positive impact of ACW committee and/or board members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and enthusiasm during their tenures with ACW.

The award is a token of ACW’s appreciation for our volunteers’ valuable contributions and encouragement to continue their journeys of growth and success within the organization. Nominate a deserving champion to let them know you appreciate their efforts!

The call for nominations is coming soon.

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