Women of The Channel Leadership Summit East 2018, New York, New York
December 3, 2018 to December 4, 2018
New York City, NY

Women of the Channel Leadership Summit East 2018

Build Connections. Master Leadership. Inspire Others.

Today’s women who lead or aspire to inspire others must possess the language of possibility. To break new ground for their organizations, ascend personally and professionally, women must understand that possibility is a new framework for thinking. This means getting comfortable with what is less certain and choosing words that drive invention and creativity. Women of the channel today are gaining significant power across the IT industry and in the corporate world. Their roles and influence have clearly evolved into a major force. As individuals and collectively, women today can change the way people think about the future of sales, marketing and partner management.

Women of the Channel Leadership Summit includes the most prominent and rising women across the spectrum of builders, buyers and sellers. This one-of-a-kind event empowers and cultivates the next generation of female leaders; and 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.


Together We Thrive

Women in business--no matter what stage of their career--find themselves in the throes of sweeping industry, business and cultural change. While their channel-centric organizations are thriving, they are in need of a diverse set of talents to fill the gaps that will allow them to accelerative growth. Inclusion and gender diversity initiatives are suddenly business imperatives designed to bring together the best and available talent with teams rich in different points of view. Women who have a seat the table need to use their positions to eradicate bias while reaching across that table to drive inclusion that can advance everyone. Women of the channel are in a unique position to capitalize on this power shift to establish themselves as leaders enabled by their followers who believe in the power of diversity and inclusion.

Women of the Channel Career Pursuits Workshop Women of the Channel Career Pursuits Workshop

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.



"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


2018 Premier Sponsors















HP Inc.


2018 Event 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 Leadership Summit Advisory Board

Tricia Atchison
Tricia Atchison
VP, Global Partner Marketing, CA Technologies
Laurie Barrett Evans
Laurie Barrett Evans
Vice President, Worldwide Digital and Channel Sales, Business Analytics, IBM
Margaret-Ann Bolton
Senior Director, Global Partner Marketing, Red Hat
Tiffani Bova
Global, Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce
Carolyn Cox
Carolyn Cox
Vice President Americas Marketing & Global Campaigns, ServiceNow
Julie Haley
CEO, Edge Solutions
Kasia Hanson
Kasia Hanson
Director, Partner Programs - Global Markets and Partners, Intel Corporation
Pam Johansen
Pam Johansen
Senior Director, Sales Ecosystem, BMC Software
Felise Katz
Felise Katz
CEO, PKA Technologies
Donna Leonardo
Donna Leonardo
Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Future Tech Enterprise, Inc.
Michelle Ragusa-McBain
Michelle Ragusa-McBain
Senior Director of Technology Sales and Services, Office Depot
Marie Rourke
Marie Rourke
President & Founder, WhiteFox Marketing & Communications
Chris Wolff
Chris Wolff
Head of Global OEM and IoT Partnerships, Dell Technologies

2018 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.

Nina Vaca
Chairman, CEO, Pinnacle Group
Alison Levine
First American Women's Everest Expedition Team Captain, Author
Lisa MacKenzie
Lisa MacKenzie
Partner, Executive Vice President, The Channel Company

Who Attends

Female  IT Channel Executives and Team Members from:


 Seasoned Management

► Solution Providers

 Junior Team Members

► CIOs and IT Executives

► Featuring female executives from CRN’s® WOTC Power100 and Power 50 Solution Provider




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 2018.
For more information or questions, please contact Colleen Altif at caltif@thechannelcompany.com

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