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Date
May 16, 2017 to May 17, 2017
Location
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>>

Testimonials

"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!"
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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

Gold

Gold

Verizon

Silver

Diamond

Diamond

IBM

Diamond

Diamond

Diamond

Diamond

Platinum

Platinum

Platinum

Fortinet

Platinum

Platinum

Platinum

Platinum

Event Sponsors

APC by Schneider Electric
Comcast
HP Enterprise
HP Inc.
IXIA
Jabra
Juniper Networks
VMware

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
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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.
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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
VP Marketing, North America , Ingram Micro
Brooke Cunningham
Brooke Cunningham
AVP, Global Partner Programs & Operations, Splunk
Margaret Dawson
Margaret Dawson
Global Product Marketing, Red Hat
Hoey
Wendy Hoey
Director of Distribution and Vendor Alliances, Optiv
Hoomes
Jonika Hoomes
Automotive, Co-Op & Emerging Partnerships, Channel Sales NA, Google
Roussos
Calista Roussos
Partner Executive – US Distribution, Microsoft
Taychakhoonavudh
Neeracha Taychakhoonavudh
SVP, Partner Programs, Salesforce
Watts
Michelle Watts
Chief of Staff & Technical Assistant, Intel Corporation
Jessica Yeck
Jessica Yeck
Vice President, Solutions Sales, Technology Solutions, Avnet, Inc.

2017 Event Speakers

Jennifer Anaya
Jennifer Anaya
VP Marketing, North America , Ingram Micro
Anika Bagga
Anika Bagga
President, Cupertino High School Women In Tech
Natalie Barron
Natalie Barron
Vice President, Wealth Management, Senior Portfolio Manager, UBS Financial Services
Amy Blankson
Amy Blankson
Co-founder, GoodThink
Sandy Carter
Sandy Carter
Vice President, Amazon Web Services
Lisa Chapman
Lisa Chapman
Managing Director, Wealth Management, Wealth Advisor, UBS Financial Services
Beth Crocker
Beth Crocker
Founder, Crocker Finance
Brooke Cunningham
Brooke Cunningham
AVP, Global Partner Programs & Operations, Splunk
Jennifer Phar Davis
Jennifer Phar Davis
Hiker, Author, Adventure Speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year,
Margaret Dawson
Margaret Dawson
Global Product Marketing, Red Hat
Sue Enquist
Sue Enquist
UCLA Softball’s first All-American, National Champion, and Hall of Famer,
Alexa Fleur
Alexa Fleur
Co-founder & VP Human Centered Design, CritiqueIt Inc.
Muffin Mott
Muffin Mott
Head of Global Channel Marketing, Symantec
Jennifer Hewlette
Jennifer Hewlette
Director, Global Partner Marketing, Cisco
Hoey
Wendy Hoey
Director of Distribution and Vendor Alliances, Optiv
MacKenzie
Lisa MacKenzie
Partner, Senior Vice President, The Channel Company
Petty
Wendy Petty
Executive Director, Global Channel Sales, Verizon Enterprise Solution
Brittany Schmid
Brittany Schmid
President, CEO and Certified Trainer , Dale Carnegie
Gavriella Schuster
Gavriella Schuster
Corp. Vice President, One Commercial Partner , Microsoft
Tawyna Dorn
Tawyna Shine-Dorn
Registered Dietitian, Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Michele Stern
Michele Stern
Managing Director, Arrow, IBM

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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