ACW Names Keynote, Opens Registration for ACWConnect Live!

Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, will host ACWConnect Live!, from 6 to 9 p.m. (ET) on Sept. 14, during the MSP Summit & Channel Partners Leadership Summit, Sept. 13-16, at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Fla.

ACWConnect Live! focuses on “The Leader in You,” with sessions on redefining your future, investing in yourself, and zeroing in on the meaning of leadership and how you can be a leader regardless of title or age.

The event’s keynote speaker, entrepreneur Marita Cheng, is an example. At age 19, Cheng founded Robogals to get girls interested in engineering by visiting schools and teaching robotics. At 22, she led a team of 4,000 people across 13 countries and was named Young Australian of the Year. Cheng later cofounded Aipoly, which uses convolutional neural networks to recognize everyday objects for the blind and won the CES Best of Innovation Award two years in a row.

But she didn’t stop there. Cheng also founded Aubot, which designs, manufactures and ships robots throughout Australia. Her leadership has been recognized by many. She was named a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to science and technology, particularly robotics, in 2019. She also was named one of Forbes 2018 World’s Top 50 Women in Tech and Forbes 30 Under 30.

The ACW event also features its signature networking reception and engaging programming, such as:

  • Founders’ Fireside Chat
  • Welcoming remarks from ACW President Cassie Jeppson, Director of North America Channel Programs at Lenovo
  • ACW LEAD and ACT Award winners’ presentation
  • Raffle prizes
  • Swag bags
  • More

The ACWConnect Live! networking event is open to all genders attending the MSP Summit. Admission is free to ACW members, and advance tickets are $30 for non-members. Additional tickets may be available at the door for $40. Click here to register. Become an ACW member and attend free; sign up at

Tickets are limited to space available. Advance registration is recommended. Pre-registration closes at 5 p.m. (ET), Sept. 9. Additional tickets may be available at the door on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

Women’s Leadership Summit

ACW also is producing the inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit, a half-day event from noon to 5:15 p.m., Sept. 13, during the MSP Summit & Channel Partners Leadership Summit. This special conference is designed to equip women with the tools to increase their leadership impact and professionals of all genders to support and uplift their female colleagues.

Get $100 off the Summit Pass, including the Women’s Leadership Summit, using the code ACW when you register.