Applications for Awards Honoring a Female Cloud Evangelists Will Be Accepted Through February 16

LAGUNA HILLS, California – January 29, 2018 – Cloud Girls, a not-for-profit consortium of women evangelizing the cloud, and Women in the Channel (WiC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology,  have joined forces present the third annual Cloud Girl Rising: Women to Watch Awards on April 19, 2018, at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

The Cloud Girl Rising Awards will be given to women who have demonstrated innovation, solution-orientation and thought leadership in the cloud space in 2017 in two categories:

  • Trailblazer: A seasoned female technology veteran who is paving the way for her organization, customers and industry in advancing cloud and next-generation technology solutions.
  • Rising Star: A female up-and-comer in the cloud community who has shown initiative in advancing cloud and next-generation technology solutions for her organization, customers and the industry.

“The Cloud Girl Rising award was created to inspire more thought leadership and forward movement by women involved in cloud,” said Jo Peterson, founder of Cloud Girls and vice president of converged cloud and data services at Clarify360. “We want to honor women who have made a difference in the space while encouraging more women to step forward and join the conversation.”

The awards program is open to women working across the spectrum of products, tools and technologies that make up the cloud ecosystem.

Women eligible for these awards are in sales, marketing or engineering roles at a channel partner organization — agent, VAR or MSP.  To apply, visit All applications must be submitted by February 16, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and scored by board members of Cloud Girls and Women in the Channel.

The winners will receive a trophy, which will be presented on the expo stage at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, along with announcements on the Channel Partners’ and Cloud Girls’ websites, an award logo for their websites and email signatures, and a one-year complimentary membership in Cloud Girls.

About Cloud Girls
Founded in 2011, Cloud Girls is vendor-neutral, not-for-profit community of female technology advocates dedicated to educating themselves, their organizations and customers about the vast and dynamic cloud ecosystem. By exploring emerging market and technical trends, advocating best practices and building community, Cloud Girls is fostering female thought leaders in next-generation technology. For more information, visit

About Women in the Channel (WiC)
Established in 2010, Women in the Channel is a not-for-profit organization of women who are in leadership, ownership and revenue-generating roles in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. WiC brings us together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership roles in the technology channel. To learn more and to become a member, please visit

Cloud Girls & Women in the Channel
Khali Henderson
BuzzTheory Strategies
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