Women of The Channel Leadership Summit East 2019, New York, New York
December 10, 2019 to December 11, 2019
New York City, NY

Build Connections. Master Leadership. Leave Inspired.

Leadership: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility

Women from across the IT channel—no matter what stage of their career—find themselves in the throes of sweeping industry, business and cultural change. Now is the time when everyone must lead to their fullest potential whether they are individual contributors or managers of large diverse teams. Everyone has a voice that must be heard.  For these reasons, inclusion and gender diversity initiatives are pertinent business imperatives designed to bring together teams rich in talent and different points of view.   

Take A Glimpse Into The Women Of The Channel Leadership Summits

What to Expect From Women of the Channel Leadership Summit


"I have been attending WOTC East for many years now. I look forward to this exciting industry event all year - I arrive excited to network and learn and I leave feeling "recharged and energized" about the coming year and the difference that I can make in my career and my company. Bravo to The Channel Company for continuing to improve and grow this valuable offering. "
- Marilyn Reed, Sr. Director of Sales, Arrow
"This was my first time at Women of the Channel conference. I honestly feel that this conference has truly made a difference in how I see myself and how I want others to see me not only in the workplace, but throughout my life. As I am in the early stages of my career, it's reassuring to hear from such accomplished women that it's okay to fail. It's okay to not be perfect all the time. Your super power is being you and it's our job as women to pass along the flame to others! Thank you to all employees at The Channel Company for putting on such an amazing event! "
- Taylor Roden, Marketing Account Lead, Carahsoft Technology
The WOTC Conference East was the most inspiring and memorable event that I have ever attended. There was not just one or two good speakers, there were a dozen excellent speakers! This is a must-attend conference for every woman in the IT channel."
- Carole Mazzei, US Territory & Partner Marketing Manager, Security, Micro Focus
"The WOTC leadership events are truly inspiring. The topics, presenters and event production are top notch. So much so that I now plan my annual team Ops Reviews around the WOTC On the Road events so that the women on my team can experience the event together, as a team."
Maria Gandolfo, Regional Sales Director, Dell EMC
The networking at WOTC was more valuable than all my industry events combined, over the past several years!"
- Marissa Barney, Distribution Account Manager, Fortinet


2018 Highlighted Speakers

Nina Vaca
Chairman, CEO, Pinnacle Group
Alison Levine
First American Women's Everest Expedition Team Captain, Author
Lauren Leader-Chivee
Founder and CEO of All In Together and Author, All In Together and Author
Lara Spencer
Co-Anchor, ABC's Good Morning America
Kathyrn Sattler
Sr. Director of Marketing, Heritage, Anheuser-Busch Inc.

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Tech Data

Women of the Channel Leadership Summit Advisory Board

Aaren Weidner
Arren Weidner
Americas Channel Marketing Communications Manager, HP
Kim Carlton
Director of Channel Marketing, Intel
Michelle Pas
Director of Channel Marketing & Global Programs, RSA
Tricia Atchison
Group Director, World Wide Partner Enablement & Marketing, Citrix Systems
Jessica Yeck
Jessica Yeck
Vice President, Solutions Sales, Technology Solutions, Tech Data
Ana Flores-Siemsen
National Director of Distribution, Lenovo
Dorothy Copeland
Dorothy Copeland
Vice President, IBM Global Business Partners, North America, IBM
Andrea Ayala
Channel Engagment Manager, Datto
Vanessa Tarlton
Channel Manager, VMware
Margaret-Ann Bolton
Senior Director, Global Partner Marketing, Red Hat
Donna Leonardo
Donna Leonardo
Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Future Tech Enterprise, Inc.
Leanne Scott-Williams
VP Services Development, Dimension Data Americas
Wendy Hoey
Director of Distribution and Vendor Alliances, Optiv
Megan Minkiewicz
Sr. Manager, Global Partner Programs, PureStorage
Calista Roussos
Sr. Partner Development Manager, Microsoft
Marie Rourke
Marie Rourke
President & Founder, WhiteFox Marketing & Communications
Pam Johansen
Pam Johansen
Senior Director, Sales Ecosystem, BMC Software
Meredith Scheraldi
Manager Strategic Programs, Arrow
Kimberly Lasseter
Director, Global OPN Program, Oracle
Tina Abdoo
Director, Enterprise Architecture & Planning, Amway Corporation

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 2019.
For more information or questions, please contact Allison Cohen at acohen@thechannelcompany.com

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