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23rd Annual
Channel Focus North America 2020
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa - Newport Beach, CA

Women’s Leadership Council Agenda

Empower Me/Empower We/Empower Us

Day 1: Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
7:30-8:30 REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING
8:30-8:45

Welcome to the Women’s Leadership Council Meeting
Rod Baptie - CEO – Baptie & Co

Introduction to the Women’s Leadership Council - Opening Remarks Empower Me/Empower We/Empower Us
Theresa Caragol – Founder & CEO – AchieveUnite

Empower Me
8:45-9:20

Panel 1: Life Stories – Dealing with fear and failure in the office and at home

Panelists:

Kerry Desberg - Chief Marketing Officer - Impartner

Kim King - VP Global Partner Strategy and Programs – Hitachi Vantara

Colleen Kapase - VP WW Partner & Alliances - Snowflake

Michelle Hodges – VP Global Channels – GitLab Inc.

Dana Miller - SVP of Client Development & Strategy - 360insights

Moderator:

Amy Belcher - Vice President - Global Channel Enablement - Xerox Corporation

9:20 - 9:50

Ted Talks - How Too? - Introduce - Heather Margolis - Founder & CEO - Channel Maven

Communicating Your Value – Building Your Personal Playbook
Gretchen O'Hara - VP, Go-to-Markets, One Commercial Partner - Microsoft, US

Getting that Promotion
Cheryl Cook – Senior VP Global Partner Marketing – Dell Technologies

Building Your Network
Sandra Glaser Cheek - VP of Channels - Ciena

Dealing with a Personal Crisis
Cindy Herndon - VP, Global Channel Programs & Operations - Riverbed Technology

9:55 –10.25

Roundtables – How to build your elevator pitch
Moderator:
Kerry Desberg - Chief Marketing Officer - Impartner

10.25 – 10.40 Roundtable reports
10.40–11.00 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Empower We
11.00-11.30

Panel 2: Building sponsorship and gaining and leveraging those all-important, mentors

Panelists:
Susan Vincent - VP, International Partner Enablement – Sage Intacct
Lisa Penn - Chief of Staff and Channel Transformation - SAP

Moderator:
Sandra Glaser Cheek - VP of Channels - Ciena

11.30 – 12.00

Ted Talks – Life’s Lessons - Theresa Caragol – Founder & CEO – AchieveUnite

Embracing the Bad Boss
Michelle Hodges – VP Global Channels – GitLab Inc.

Navigating Ambiguity
Colleen Kapase - VP WW Partner & Alliances - Snowflake

Recipe for Happiness: Embracing the Work/Life Integration
Amy Belcher - Vice President - Global Channel Enablement - Xerox Corporation

EQ – Why EQ Matters in the Workplace
Tina Gravel - SVP Global Channels & Alliances - Cyxtera Technologies

12:00 - 1:00 POWER NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 - 2:15

Session: Speed Mentoring – Building relations, finding executive sponsors, networking and making key connections
Heather Margolis - Founder and CEO - Channel Maven Consulting

Empower US
2:20 - 2:50

Panel 3: Recognizing sabotage- Coping when others are sabotaging you, you are sabotaging yourself and when you are inadvertently sabotaging others

Panelists:

Crystal Ferreira – VP Global Channel Sales –  Ribbon Communications
Heather Margolis - Founder and CEO - Channel Maven Consulting
Nancy Sperry – VP Channels – Sage Intacct
Lisa McLin - VP of Alliances and Channel Chief - Rackspace

Moderator:

Maria Chien - Service Director Channel Marketing Strategies - Sirius Decisions

2:50 - 3:10 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
3:10 – 3:40

Roundtables - Choice of 4 Roundtables

1. Preparing for and navigating personal change: reentry to the workforce, children, divorce and maternity leave
2. Recognizing then Breaking the glass ceiling
3. Covering and managing fear
4. Building a work/life balance

3:40 - 4:10

Roundtables – Choice of 4 Roundtables
1. Preparing for and navigating personal change: re-entry to workforce, children, divorce and maternity leave
2. Recognizing then Breaking the glass ceiling
3. Covering and managing fear
4. Building a work/life balance

4:10 - 4:30 Report back from Roundtables - 5 minutes each
4:30 - 4:40 Closing Remarks - Launching the Women's Leadership Council Community

 

Lead By:

Theresa Caragol (Chair)
Founder & CEO
AchieveUnite

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Speaker

Sandra Glaser Cheek (Vice-Chair)
VP Global Partners & Alliances
Ciena

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Heather Margolis

Heather K. Margolis (Vice-Chair)
Founder & CEO
Channel Maven Consulting

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CFNA20 Speaker AmyBelcherNew

Amy Belcher
Vice President, Global Channel Enablement
Xerox

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Maria Chien
Service Director Channel Marketing Strategies
SiriusDecisions

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Kerry Desberg
CMO
Impartner

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Tina Gravel
SVP Global Channels and Alliances
Cyxtera

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Cindy Herndon
VP, Global Channel Programs and Operations
Riverbed Technology

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Gretchen O'Hara
Vice President, Go-To-Markets
One Commercial Partner
Microsoft, US

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MeaghanSullivan

Meaghan Sullivan
Global Partner Marketing and General Business
SAP

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CFNA20 Speaker KimKing

Kim King
VP Global Partner Strategy & Programs
Hitachi Vantara

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Colleen Kapase 100

Colleen Kapase
VP Partner GTM 
VMWare

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Michelle Hodges

Michelle Hodges
VP WW Channels
GitLab Inc.

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CFNA20 WLC Speaker DanaMiller

Dana Miller
SVP of Client Development & Strategy
360insights

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CFNA20 Speaker CherylCook

Cheryl Cook
Senior VP Global Partner Marketing
Dell Technologies

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CFNA20 WLC Speaker SusanVincent

Susan Vincent
VP, International Partner Enablement
Sage Intacct

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CFNA20 WLC Speaker LisaPenn

Lisa Penn
Chief of Staff and Channel Transformation
SAP

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CFNA20 WLC Speaker CrystalFerreira

Crystal Ferreira
VP Global Channel Sales
Ribbon Communications

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CFNA20 Speaker LisaMcLin

Lisa Mclin
VP of Alliances & Channel Chief
Rackspace

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CFNA20 WLC Speaker NancySperry

Nancy Sperry
VP Channels
Sage Intacct

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