Cloud Girls, a not-for-profit female Next-Gen Tech Think Tank, in collaboration with the Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, announced winners of the fifth annual Cloud Girls Rising Awards.
The Cloud Girl Rising Trailblazer and Rising Star awards were created to honor women in the service provider, cloud provider and channel community who have demonstrated leadership and innovation in the emerging cloud space as well as to inspire more women to step forward and follow their example.
The women honored as Trailblazers are female technology industry veterans who are paving the way for their organizations, customers and industry in advancing cloud and next-generation technology solutions. They are recognized as role models and mentors to colleagues and others at work and the partner community.
Trailblazer honorees were Heather Campbell, Chief Experience Officer, ARG, and Michelle Ruyle, Vice President, Digital Transformation, Intelisys – ScanSource.
The women recognized as a Rising Star are female up-and-comers in the cloud community who have shown initiative in advancing cloud and next-generation technology solutions for their organization, customers and the industry.
The women honored as Rising Stars were Jacki Drexler, Client Director, ACLIVITI, and Meilee Langley, Director of Channel Marketing, Nextiva
“The winners of the 2020 Cloud Girls Rising Awards are stand-out women in tech who are taking the lead in driving cloud solutions at their companies, in the channel community and within the tech industry,” said Cloud Girls’ Co-founder Jo Peterson, Vice President of Cloud Services for Clarify360. “Each one of these individuals has demonstrated ground-breaking leadership and innovation and will continue to be women to watch in the future. We are thrilled to recognize their achievements and all that they’re doing to advance cloud and next-gen technology growth.”
Women eligible for Cloud Girls awards are in sales, marketing or engineering roles at a channel partner organization — agent, VAR or MSP. The winners were chosen by a judging panel of Cloud Girls and Alliance of Channel Women representatives from applications submitted online from Dec. 25, 2019, to January 31, 2020.