2016 Women of the Channel Awards

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This year, CRN honors nearly 500 women whose channel expertise and vision are deserving of recognition.

Power 100: The Most Powerful Women Of The Channel, Part 1

Power 100: Part 2

Power 30 Solution Providers

CRN is highlighting 30 female executives at solution provider organizations whose insight and influence drive channel success.


CRN gives special recognition to 23 rising-star female executives.

How I Achieve Work-Life Balance

CRN asked the 2016 Women of the Channel to shed a little light on how they strive to achieve an optimal work-life balance.

Advice For The Next Generation

CRN asked the Women of the Channel honorees of today to offer some advice for the female channel leaders of tomorrow.

Female Role Models I Admire

CRN asked this year's Women of the Channel to identify their female role models, and their answers were as varied as the honorees themselves.

Mind The Gap: Execs Say Gender Gap In IT Is Closing, But Work Isn't Done Yet

Women of the Channel executives say that mentoring, creating a personal brand, and promoting a flexible office environment will help close the gap for good.


Women of the Channel Online

Introducing Women of the Channel Online, a place where women across the IT channel can connect to share perspectives on life and work.

Women of the Channel West

Coverage from The Channel Company's event held May 16 to 17, 2016 in Napa Valley, CA.

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Building A Personal Brand Is Key To Standing Out In Next-Generation Workforce

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Dee Dee Acquista
Vice President, Global Channels, Proofpoint, Inc.
Sue Ahmed
Vice President of Services, Edge Solutions
Heather Allen
Director of Security Product Sales, Westcon-Comstor
Kristina Austin
Director of Global Alliances Marketing, EMC
Wendy Bahr
Senior Vice President, Global Partner Organization, Cisco Systems
Tracey Balent
Sr. Director, North America Distribution, Veeam
Danielle Biondi
Distribution Sales Manager, Atlantis Computing
Margaret-Ann Bolton
Senior Director, Global Partner Marketing, Red Hat
Jennifer Brown
President, Brown Pear Solutions
Laurel Burton
Vice-President of Marketing, Faction
Marcy Campbell
Senior Vice President, Wordwide Sales & Business Development, Qubole
Sandy Carter
General Manager, Developer Ecosystem and Startups, IBM
Sandra Cheek
Vice President, Worldwide Partner Sales, Ruckus Wireless
Jennifer Cheh
Vice President of Marketing, NEC Display
Julie Christiansen
Senior Director, Partner Strategy and Operations, EMC
Caitlin Clark-Zigmond
VP of Product Management, UCaaS, CoreDial
Heather Collins
Director, Partner Sales, Cisco Systems
Kirsten Craft
Head of Business Development & Marketing, Prolifics
Carolyn Crandall
Chief Marketing Officer, Attivo Networks
Erin Daly
Director, Americas Channel Operations & Programs, Veritas
Laurie Dasher
President & CEO, Dasher Technologies
Laura Davis
Sr. Director, Public Sector Partners, VMware
Mary Davis
Director, Channel Strategy & Planning, Enterprise Group Americas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Didi Dayton
VP of WW Channels, Cylance
Anna Dorcey
Vice President, Americas Field and Partner Marketing, Global Enterprise Marketing, EMC
Mercedes Ellison
SVP, Global Alliances & Channels, HEAT Software
Paige Erickson
Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs, Sage
Joann Farrar
VP, Channel Sales, Voxox
Karin Fields
CEO/COO & Co-Owner, MicroCorp
Linda Ford
VP, Marketing, DynTek
Jayne Franchino
Vice President, Channel Management & Transformation, IBM
Susie Galyardt
Founder & CEO, XIOSS
Paula Gil
Director, Global Partner Programs, CA Technologies
Mandy Glidewell
Director of Marketing, Adapture
Vanessa Gonzalez
Marketing Manager, Presidio
Nancy Gorski
President, Strategic Mobility Group
Cindy Grogan
Global VP, Alliances and Channels, Flexera Software
Donna Grothjan
VP, WW Channels, HPE Aruba, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Julie Haley
CEO, Edge Solutions
Terri Hall
Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances, Red Hat
Honora Handley
Sr. Director, CA Technologies
Julie Hens
Vice President, Global Distribution Sales, Cisco Systems
Mary Hester
CEO, LAN Systems
Debby Hindus
Director of Marketing, Zentera Systems
Sara Hobson
Senior Director Sales, Government & Channel, LexisNexis
Michelle Hodges
VP Global Channel Strategy & Operations, Riverbed
Jeanne Hopkins
Senior Vice President & CMO, Continuum Managed Services
Robyn Howes
President, Certified NETS, Inc.
Heather Hulse
Director of Sales, National Accounts, ViewSonic
Maria Jacobson
Sr. Director, Worldwide Partner Programs, A10 Networks
Dawn Jaeger
Director of Partner Recruiting, Acumatica
Pam Johansen
senior director of WW Channel Operations, BMC Software
Jules Johnston
Sr. Director, Channel Sales, Americas, Equinix
Lori Jolley
Director - Strategic Reach, AT&T Partner Exchange, AT&T
Julie Jones
Vice President, Supplier Marketing, Avnet Technology Solutions
Michelle Jones
VP of Global Channel Marketing, Unify
Michelle Kadlacek
Sr. Director, Channel Partner Program, Time Warner Cable Business Class
Marcy Kawadler
Sr. Director of Channels and Alliances, Redbooth
Karen Kesner
Director, Software Vertical Industry, CenturyLink
Kimberly King
Vice President Global Partners & Channels, Progress
Liz King
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, SGI
Stephanie Kleber
Director, Channel & Sales Enablement, Intacct
Jennifer Langan
Director, Mobile Computing Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America
Sara Larsen
VP of Marketing, North America, Dassault Systmes
Hanh Le
Director, Strategy & Business Development, Legrand, Data Communications Division
Justine Lewis
Vice President, Worldwide Field and Channel Marketing, Sophos
Jane Linder
Principal and EVP Applications and Data Services, NWN
Dawn Lindsey
Director, Partner Marketing & Programs, BigCommerce
Megan Lueders
Vice President, Marketing, Zenoss
Melissa Lyons
Global Channel Programs Manager, Sophos
Leigh Malizia-Carlson
Sales Director, Barracuda
Cecelia Marrese
VP Partner Development and Sales, Systems Hardware, IBM
Kimberly Martin
VP, Worldwide Partner Strategy & Sales, Citrix Channel Chief, Citrix Systems
Melinda Matthews Clarkson
Vice President, IBM Commerce Channel Sales & Alliances, IBM
Marcella Mazzucca
Chief Marketing Officer, TransVault
Jo McCausland
SVP Partner Sales, SVA Software
Bonnie McMenomy
Sr. Partner Marketing Manager, ESET
Colleen McMillan
VP, Global Partner Network, Programs and Enablement, Qlik
Kaye McMillan
Director, Sales Planning, Tech Data
Tracey Mead
VP NA Channels & Global Si's, Micro Focus
Kristen Menard
Head of Channel Marketing, Carbonite
Peggy Miller
Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Star Communications
Chris Mills
Director of Product Management, Westcon-Comstor
Claire Millsap
Director of Solutions Development and Sales Consultancy, Managed Maintenance, Inc.
Devi Momot
President/CEO, Twinstate Technologies
Patricia Moran
WW Channel Development & Activation, Avaya
Sonia Morello
Americas Sales & Operations Manager, Intel Security
Krisy Morris
Vice President of Demand Generation & Channel Marketing, Tegile Systems
Janice Newlon
Chief Operations Officer, Novacoast
Hien Nguyen
Vice President of Sales - Business to Business/Service, TP-Link USA
Barbara O'Connor
Senior Director Partner Program, CA Technologies
Samantha Osowski
Vice President, Marketing, Yorktel
Betsey Pashayan
Director, Global Partner Marketing, NetApp
Diane Pereira
Senior Director, Marketing Communications, SAP Partner & SME Marketing, SAP
Jo Peterson
VP, Cloud Solutions, Clarify360
Shirley Peterson
President, CMIT Solutions Fort Worth Downtown
April Petty
Vice President, Sales, Synnex
Toni Piwonka-Corle
Director, Global Channel Strategy and Programs, Viavi Solutions
Tamara Prazak
Senior Manager, Channel Strategy & Marketing, ViaWest
Susan Reynolds
Global Vice President, SME Partner Ecosystem, SAP
Kelly Ricker
Senior Vice President, Events and Education, CompTIA
Janelle Riley
CEO, Syvantis Technologies
Linda Rose
Jennifer Ruth
Vice President, Customer Operations, Avnet Technology Solutions
Lynn Sauder
Vice President, Channels & Alliances, Infor
Lisa Schroeder
Vice President, Sales, Synnex
Kristina Scott
Senior Manager, Global Partner Marketing Communications and Enablement, Brocade
Kathy Shoop
Sr. Director, Global Parnter Marketing, CA Technologies
Barbara Spicek
Vice President, Worldwide Channel Sales, Gigamon Inc.
Sonia St. Charles
Chief Executive Officer, Davenport Group
Michele Stern
Vice President, North America Business Partners, IBM
Martha Tacy
Director, Business Partner Marketing, IBM
Elsa Tay
Director, Channel Marketing, Nexsan
Noemi Toth
Channel Marketing Manager, KEMP
Kandyce Tripp
Sr. Director, Head of Global Channel Operations, Palo Alto Networks
Shawn Trotter
Executive Sales Director, Dell
Cathleen Ventura
Director of Channel Sales, Druva
Susan Vincent
Director of Partner Services, Intacct
Jeni Weinstein
Director of Sales, WTG
Maitjian Welke
Principal, CMIT Solutions Silicon Valley
Nancy Williams
Director of Channel Development, eFolder
Sabra Willner
Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo Software
Mary Catherine Wilson
Director Americas Channel Marketing & Programs, Dell
Bridget Winston
Director: Partner Business Management, ShoreTel
Christine Wolff
Group Senior Vice President, Dimension Data
Kirsten Young
Global VP, Channels, A10 Networks

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