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Women in the Channel Hits CVx/ITEXPO to Network, Exhibit and Present

October 07, 2015

Empowering women in today’s workplace continues to be a hot topic across many industries. In the IT and telecom sector especially, women are taking leadership roles at an increasing rate and one organization is offering support to ensure they continue on this path. 




Women in the Channel (WiC), is a not-for-profit organization that is focused on accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology.

The grassroots organization includes numerous members who are women in leadership, ownership and revenue generating roles in the alternate sales channel sector of the telecommunications industry.

This week, for the first time, the organization is exhibiting at Booth #205 at CVx ChannelVision Expo, which is collocated with ITEXPO in Anaheim, Calif. At the booth, members will be speaking with attendees about how they can become a member as well as how to volunteer, mentor or sponsor it.

In addition to a booth in the exhibit hall, WiC will also be hosting an educational session, “Gender Diversity Pays Off: Grow Your Business with Female Leadership,” from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Oct. 7, in the CVx Theater. This session will be focused on the topic of creating a more balanced workforce, and how doing so will offer benefits to the business as a whole.

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During an interview with Real Time Communications World earlier this year, Nancy Ridge, Vice President of Telecom Brokers and President & Co-Founder of Women in the Channel discussed the very important topic of gender equality in the workplace and the amount of work still needed to be done.

“When you scratch the surface, what we find isn’t pretty and our group is helping to accelerate the growth of females leaders …it comes down to helping and enabling each other.”

“In Women in the Channel we support each other as women. We create a safe place to talk about experiences within our organizations and how to properly deal with the inequalities still faced by women in the industry while keeping business in focus, and not making it a gender conversation.”

“Women in the Channel is gaining momentum thanks in large part to the support of partners like CVx and ITEXPO,” said WiC Board Member Nicole Hayward, senior vice president of marketing at OnSIP. “We are grateful to CVx for giving us the forum to educate and motivate telecom and IT executives on the benefits of empowering women in their companies and their channels.”

WiC also added some fun to the event by co-hosting an exclusive party with member companies OnSIP Hosted VoIP and Telecom Brokers where they had a fun “Night of Bowling, Networking & a Little Friendly Competition,” at Bowlmor Anaheim, a 10-minute walk from the convention center.

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Edited by Maurice Nagle

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