The Cloud Girl Rising awards were created to honor women in the telecom and IT channel who have shown leadership and innovation in the emerging cloud space.

April 19, 2018

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PRESS RELEASE — CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE & EXPO — April 19, 2018 — Cloud Girls, a not-for-profit consortium of women evangelizing the cloud, 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 today the winners of the third annual Cloud Girls Rising Awards in a presentation at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

2018-Cloud-Girls-Rising-Award-Winners-1024x512.pngThe Cloud Girl Rising awards were created to honor women in the telecom and IT channel who have shown leadership and innovation in the emerging cloud space as well as to inspire more women to step forward and follow their example.

“Both winners of the 2018 Cloud Girls Rising Awards are shining examples of 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. “We applaud them for their leadership and can’t wait to see what they do next to elevate the cloud conversation.”

The winners are:

  • Trailblazer: Lisa Del Real, Associate Vice President, Global Channel Programs, RingCentral

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.

A Rising Star is 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.

Women eligible for Cloud Girls award 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. 20, 2017, to February 23, 2018. The winners were awarded trophies 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 the Alliance of Channel Women
Founded in 2010, the Alliance of Channel Women (booth #3091 and an Association Partner) is a not-for-profit organization of women in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. The Alliance of Channel Women brings us together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership roles in the technology channel through education, community, advocacy and opportunities for personal growth. To learn more and to become a member, please visit

About Channel Partners
For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the business technology industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Cloud Partners.

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