2021 Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon
We are living in a time of dramatic change. The 2021 edition of our annual summer conference will celebrate diversity, inclusion, and the critical role women play in the Channel – with a tip of the hat to another era of dramatic change: the 60’s.
This virtual 90-minute session will bring together all the networking, inspirational presentations, awards, and surprises that you have come to expect. Look for a little music trivia and some flower power. Can you dig it?
The annual luncheon is also the time we celebrate the induction of three honourees into the Women in the IT Channel Hall of Fame and honour both a Rising Star and a Mentor of the Year.
How are the Rising Star and Mentor of the Year honourees selected?
Nominations for both awards are open until July 24.
Honour a Rising Star
In the time it takes you to log into videoconference and get everyone off mute, you can help supercharge the career of a promising member of your team. If you know an up-and-coming young woman in a Canadian channel organization why not nominate them today?
Honour a Mentor
We talk a lot about the importance of mentorship, but too often fail on the follow through. Here’s your chance to make that right. Instead of pouring over that back-to-work plan for the hundredth time, take 10 minutes to complete a nomination to acknowledge the guidance someone has offered in your personal or professional life.
The luncheon will feature a mix of live and pre-recorded material and opportunities for exciting, unstructured conversation in networking rooms. The event will take place on WIT-TV, a unique platform that offers the audience the opportunity to watch videos, download white papers, live chat, and socialize in established sponsor breakout rooms.
This is a registration-only event. Please feel free to share this invite with interested colleagues.
All individuals must register to receive the digital key that will allow them to access the WIT-TV platform.
For the first time ever, its year’s event was virtual. ITWC’s unique WIT-TV platform featured special networking breakout rooms that allowed us to be together during the 90-minute celebration.
The event featured inspiring speakers, the induction of three women channel leaders in the Hall of Fame, and recognition of a Rising Star and a Mentor of the Year.
This year was the 10th anniversary of this event. Take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the highlights from the past decade.
One of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees from Commscope has had to navigate a mega $7.4 billion acquisition of communications and networking specialist Arris International, which owns Ruckus, back in April 2019.
Ahead of CDN’s 2019 Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon event Aug. 22, read about one of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees, Priscilla Petgrave, senior sales consultant with Information Systems Architects.
The channel is about the promotion and distribution of technical solutions, but for Vicki Thomson, the most vital part of the channel is people.
Over a career that has spanned 15 years that has brought her into her current role as the executive vice president at MBC Managed IT Services, Nyman has dedicated a lot of time to help her colleagues advance their own careers.
Ahead of CDN’s 2019 Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon event Aug. 22, read about this year’s Rising Star Award winner Tanya Grant.
Our 2018 guest speaker was Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Canada and author of the book Resilience: Navigating Life, Loss and the Road to Success.
As President of FedEx Canada, Lisson is responsible for 5,700 employees and eight airport hubs feeding into a worldwide network that handles 8 million shipments a day in 220 countries. While she has reached the upper echelons in her professional life, the journey has not been an easy one. In August 2007, her husband and high school sweetheart Patrick, suffered a massive heart attack that left him in a vegetative state for more than two years. There were some dark times for the 38-years-old mother of four young children, but she cared for her husband and continued to work full -time in an executive position. Many co-workers in her office never even knew her husband was sick. Almost a year to the day after Patrick died, she was named the President of FedEx Canada.
She will share her inspirational story at the Women in the IT Channel Appreciation luncheon in the hope that by telling her story she can provide inspiration and motivation to others that that life goes on and you can overcome hardships no matter what they may be. READ MORE
Erika Moll-Richardson’s impressive feat of becoming ProServeIT Corp.’s number one sales rep just 19 months into her…
The 2017 Women in the IT Channel held on August 17, 2017 at the stunningly beautiful Credit Valley Golf and Country Club in Mississauga, Ontario.
The luncheon – was one of the most exciting networking opportunities in the Channel this year – sponsored by Ingram Micro Canada. The theme of the event is FIND YOUR TRIBE – an effort to underscore the importance of community in the channel ecosystem.
In addition to our traditional awards honouring worthy industry veterans, and the Rising Star Award recognizing a bright up- and-comer, VMware Canada presented a Mentor of the Year Award, and Rogers held a workshop session, Digital Transformation and the Customer Experience.
This year’s guest speaker Barb Stegemann, an author and social entrepreneur ranked as one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women, as well as one of Profit Guide’s top 30 Cool and Fabulous entrepreneurs.
Barb’s entrepreneurial vision was formed after her best friend—a soldier—was severely wounded in Afghanistan. Understanding that supporting Afghanistan’s economy was key to building stability for its people, Stegemann created The 7 Virtues, a company that sources organic oils from countries experiencing turmoil (such as Afghanistan, Haiti and Rwanda). Addressing complex global matters in her talks, Stegemann uses humour to explain how individuals can use business for good and effect change, both at home and worlds away.