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Celine Azizkhan, Channel Chief, AT&T
Formal mentor to Future Sales Leader Candidates within AT&T. For the past 20 years, she has been involved in community outreach and fund-raising for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (www.madd.org) and the Tri-County Women's Support Services.
Wendy Bahr, Vice President, U.S. and Canada Channels, Cisco
Coach and mentor for women at Cisco who participate in the Women Unlimited Program; a member of the Women's Action Network at Cisco; a former member of the Cisco Gender Diversity Operating Committee; and a personal mentor to more than a dozen Cisco managers both male and female.
Julie Bennani, General Manager, Partner Program, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft
Very active in organizations during her tenure at Accenture (executive sponsor of women's leadership activities for the Northwest and key lead for the Americas) but has spent her first year at Microsoft getting the lay of the land and building her team. Bennani says she looks forward to engaging more in this area in the future, as Microsoft provides a number of opportunities.
Laurie Benson, CEO, Inacom Information Systems
Supports multiple women-specific initiatives but doesn't usually join women-only organizations.
Johnna Bowley, Senior Director, Channel and Partner Marketing, Riverbed Technology
Women In Technology (www.womenintechnology.org)
Linda Brotherton, Chief Technology Officer, Connectwise
Was heavily involved in Business Profession Women (www.bpwusa.org) until her husband's illness, which resulted in him becoming disabled.
Linda Connly, VP of Strategic Alliances, EMC
Chairwoman of Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Women's Advisory Board and EMC Women's Leadership Forum
Michelle Drolet, CEO, Towerwall
Four women-related organizations: MetroWest Chamber Women's Initiative, Women's Independent Network, MetroWest Center of Excellence for Women and Minorities in Math, Science and Technology, and Women in Enterprise
Katie Dumala, Vice President, Marketing Services, Tech Data
Board member for Centre for Women (centreforwome.org), a nonprofit organization in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to providing individuals of all ages and gender a wide range of support services, including substance abuse assistance, family counseling, mentoring and job placement.
Dawn Duross, Operations Director, Federal Channels and Government, Cisco
Keynoted a seminar titled "Tools for Tomorrow" for the Society of Women Engineers (www.societyofwomenengineers.swe/org), a nonprofit organization that stimulates women to achieve the full potential in their careers. Also the co-host of Cisco's annual Channel Leadership Forum for Women, to recognize the women in channels and provide a valuable day of learning and sharing best practices.
Julie Criscenti Heck, Director, Channel Segment, VMware
Founding member of the West Coast Chapter of the EMC Women in Leadership Organization; Forum of Women Entrepreneurs and Executives (www.fweande.org)
Catherine H. Giordano, President and CEO, Knowledge Information Solutions
Women Impacting Public Policy (www.wipp.org)
Michelle Jonhnston Holthaus, General Manager, Channel Mobile Platforms Group, Intel
Belongs to Women at Intel Network (WIN), which offers a career speaker series and development planning course, in addition to a mentoring program. She is also a mentor to women students at the Linfield School of Business, her alma mater.
Marie Huwe, General Manager, Worldwide Partner Marketing Group, Microsoft
Unlimited Potential is a training organization focused on women's leadership. Huwe had the opportunity to participate and says it was a wonderful chance to network with senior women from all over high-tech. Also involved in Senior Women's Networking at Microsoft.
Lila Ibrahim, General Manager, Emerging Markets Platform Group, Intel
Annual lecturer for Women in Engineering Seminars at her alma mater, Purdue University. She also works with WIN (Women at Intel Network) as a speaker and mentor to women, whether they're just starting their corporate careers or are taking leadership roles at Intel.