Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female leaders in the technology channel, announced the winners of the 2020 LEAD Awards. Four women in tech were honored at a ceremony during the ACWConnect Live! Virtual Event on September 17.
The 2020 LEAD Award winners, in alphabetical order by last name, include:
- Kris Blackmon, Senior Content Director, Informa/Channel Futures
- Kelli McMillan, Founder, Xposure
- Maureen O’Connell, Director of Partner Sales Northeast, Comcast
- Shannon Orr, National Channel Manager, AVANT Communications
The Alliance of Channel Women’s LEAD Award is presented annually to exceptional female leaders in the technology channel. It celebrates women who are courageous, creative, collaborative, connected and confident in advancing channel careers. It also seeks to inspire other channel women to follow their lead.
“The LEAD Award is an honor given to women in tech who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and innovation in the channel,” said ACW Board Member Michelle Kadlacek, Chair of the ACW Awards Committee and Vice President, Enterprise Channel Partner Program at Spectrum Enterprise. “All four of these women stand out as leaders in the channel and ACW recognizes their efforts with this award.”
Winners were selected by the ACW Board of Directors from nominations received from July 6- August 7, 2020, via an online application. Nominations came from third parties or candidates themselves. All applicants were required to demonstrate leadership and innovation in the channel as well as support, advocacy and mentorship of women in the channel.
About the Alliance of Channel Women
Founded in 2010, the Alliance of Channel Women (formerly Women in the Channel) is a not-for-profit organization of women in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. The Alliance of Channel Women brings us together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership roles in the technology channel through education, community, advocacy and opportunities for personal growth. To learn more and to become a member, please visit http://www.allianceofchannelwomen.org.