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May 16, 2017 to May 17, 2017
Napa Valley, CA

Be The Voice Of Change

Build Connections. Master Leadership. Inspire Others.

This is a defining moment for everyone in the channel especially women leaders who are driving sales, marketing, partner or corporate strategies. Disruptive technologies born in Silicon Valley are dramatically changing the landscape turning this into a period of innovation and collaboration. Whether working for a startup or established IT player, women of the channel must act decisively as entrepreneurs to drive their businesses forward. To differentiate your organization, outsmart the competition and create an unforgettable personal brand you must raise the creative bar. Women of the Channel West, designed for women at all stages of their career, will provide the strategies, insights, tools and peer perspectives you need to succeed.

Women of the Channel empowers and cultivates the next generation of female leaders. This one-of-a-kind, engaging conference offers female channel and IT executives an opportunity to advance their skills, network with peers and be inspired by the women making a significant impact on the IT channel and industry today. Attendees benefit from interactive workshops, peer panels, motivational speakers, networking time and engaging sessions – all focused on the challenges, trends and opportunities in the today’s technology sector.

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Top Reasons to Attend

Female leaders from across the channel—management, sales, marketing, technology and operations—come together to learn from one another and build new relationships. Attendees will leave this conference with a deeper understanding of today’s channel trends and how to succeed.


  Guidance. Learn how to successfully navigate the technology channel and industry as an executive woman.

  Networking. Engage and share experiences with your peers.

  Inspiration. Hear inspiring stories directly from today’s leading female trailblazers.

  Empowerment. Get all of the content and tools you need to confidently advance to the C-suite.

The Perfect Bite | Pre-Event Networking 

 Monday, May 15 | 4:30 - 7PM

 Plan on Arriving Early?  Join other Women of the Channel attendees at this fun networking event where you will test your palate and build the perfect appetizer/wine pairing.  Learn More>>


"I had the opportunity to attend the WOTC event.  The presenters, the content and the networking were spectacular.  If you are a woman in the channel or any woman in business, this event really challenges you to think about yourself and your individual 'brand'. It also provides insights on how to be more successful at your company.  Great job ladies!"
- Victoria Zona, Raritan
"I hightly recommend this event to all my women friends in the channel.  It's inspiring to be surrounded by smart and talented female leaders that are willing to share their experiences (good and bad) with you. You being to realize that they are not so different from you, and that in itself is motivating.  And the fact that everyone is so friendly is just icing on the cake!"
- Shannon Mayer, LogMeIn
The Women of the Channel Conference is a phenomenal gathering of female professionals that share the common thread of being women working in technology.  A truly unique and valuable experience that educates and enriches while driving professional growth and fostering new business relationships."
- Melissa Nacerino, Avaya
"I would highly recommend attending The Women of The Channel Winter Workshop . I reconnected with colleagues that I had not seen in years and also made countless new connections! Furthermore, the content was well balanced between professional and personal development. If you get an opportunity to sponsor or attend.. it is a great use of your time and money!"
Linda Wendlandt, Arrow ECS.
I truly enjoyed attending the WOTC event again this past December.  The networking and motivation always leaves me feeling empowered to take on the world.  It's so great to be around so many smart and dedicated professional women""
- Lucy Graham, Carousel Industries


2017 Premier Sponsors














Our Sponsors

The Format

Network with Influential Female Leaders
Connect with top females throughout the IT industry. 
Professional Skills Development Workshops
Designed to help you develop your leadership skills


Motivational Speakers
With previous inspirational keynote speakers like Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley; and Theresa Payton, Former White House CIO – you will return to work inspired and motivated to excel.




Tabletop Displays
Network w/ vendors who support and advocate for women and diversity in the Channel


Women of the Channel West Advisory Board

Jennifer Anaya
Jennifer Anaya
Vice President of Marketing, North America,
Brooke Cunningham
AVP, Global Partner Programs & Operations, Splunk
Margaret Dawson
Global Product Marketing, Red Hat
Jonika Hoomes
Automotive, Co-Op & Emerging Partnerships, Channel Sales NA, Google
Kelly Ireland
CEO, CB Technologies, Inc.
Kimberly Lasseter
Kimberly Lasseter
Director, Global OPN Program, Oracle
Patricia Rush
President, Rush To Channel
Neeracha Taychakhoonavudh
SVP, Partner Programs, Salesforce
Luanne Tierney
Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Proofpoint
Michelle Watts
Chief of Staff & Technical Assistant, Intel Corporation
Jessica Yeck
Jessica Yeck
Vice President, Solutions Sales, Technology Solutions, Avnet, Inc.

2016 Event Speakers

Liz Anthony
Senior Vice President of Marketing, ViON
Wendy Beecham
Managing Principal, Korn Ferry
Margaret-Ann Bolton
Senior Director, Global Partner Marketing, Red Hat
Ann Borza
Vice President of Services, DSS
Sandy Carter
Sandy Carter
CEO, Silicon Blitz
Dorie Clark
Marketing Strategy Consultant & CEO, Clark Strategic Communications
Fields Tyler
Cheryl Fields Tyler
Owner & CEO, Blue Beyond Consulting
Julie Haley
CEO, Edge Solutions
Wendy Hoey
Director of Distribution and Vendor Alliances, Optiv
Kelly Ireland
CEO, CB Technologies, Inc.
Dee Dee Lear
Senior Vice President, Emerging Channels, Avnet Technology Solutions
Lisa MacKenzie
Partner, Senior Vice President, The Channel Company
Gina Mastantuono
Executive Vice President, Finance, Ingram Micro Inc.
Susan Piergeorge
Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist , Asante Publications
Paige Powers
Senior Director, WW Distribution & Inside Sales, Extreme Networks
Calista Roussos
Director of Marketing & Vendor Strategy, Vology
Luanne Tierney
Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Proofpoint
Mallory Weggemann
Paralympic Swimmer,

Giving Back

Channel@Work is our way of giving back to the community that has given us so much over the past three decades. This charitable arm of The Channel Company’s events group is designed to bring the IT community together to connect and give back to the local communities that host our events.Our team identifies local charities and coordinates efforts with our committed vendors, solution providers and other IT executives to contribute time and donations to make an impact for a worthy cause.
Check back soon for information on the  Channel@Work opportunity at Women of the Channel 2017.
For more information or questions, please contact Colleen Altif at caltif@thechannelcompany.com

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