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It’s 501 Somewhere: Mayka Rosales-Peterson on Diversity and Inclusion in the Channel

Rosales-Peterson talks about diversity, what the channel can do, and how partners can better their business.

Allison Francis

September 2, 2020

Mayka Rosales-Peterson, channel marketing coordinator at Telesystem, is truly a force of nature. Not only is she is responsible for marketing activities and partner development across all areas of Telesystem’s indirect sales channel, she also serves as co-chair of the communications committee for the Alliance of Channel Women, and is a member of Channel Partners/Channel Futures Allies of the Channel Council and Xposure Diversity and Inclusion Council.

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Telesystem’s Mayka Rosales-Peterson

Rosales-Peterson will speak at Channel Partners Virtual this year alongside international speaker Risha Grant and founder of the Xposure Inclusion & Diversity Council, Kelli E. Ballou-McMillan. The session, entitled “Get Rid of the Unconscious BS,” diversity and inclusion thought leader Grant will share her perspectives as a woman of color and her prescriptions as a diversity expert. She’ll share truths about unconscious bias, micro-aggressions and other actions that perpetuate discrimination and inequality. The panel will offer some practical advice for finding respect, understanding and inclusion.

We at Channel Partners and Channel Futures are strong supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement, and we recently came out with a statement outlining that support. We know it takes much more than words to express not only our dedication to equality, but also to inclusion and diversity in the technology industry and the channel as a whole.

It is more important than ever to amplify diverse sets of voices, so in this installment of “It’s 501 Somewhere,” we sat down with Mayka to have a candid and honest conversation surrounding diversity and inclusion in the channel.

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About the Author(s)

Allison Francis

Allison Francis is a writer, public relations and marketing communications professional with experience working with clients in industries such as business technology, telecommunications, health care, education, the trade show and meetings industry, travel/tourism, hospitality, consumer packaged goods and food/beverage. She specializes in working with B2B technology companies involved in hyperconverged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.

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