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 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.
Rising Star: Jeanine Sicinski, Partner Experience Manager, Rapidscale
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.