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Powernet to Sponsor Alliance of Channel Women Networking Event at Channel Partners Evolution on Sept. 9

Tyler Smith

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Powernet will be a Silver sponsor of ACWConnect Live! at Channel Partners Evolution on Sept. 9, 2019.

CINCINNATI, OH - September 3, 2019 - Powernet, enabling you to connect, announced that it is a Silver sponsor at the Alliance of Channel Women ACWConnect Live! will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 9, 2019, in Room 150A at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 

ACWConnect Live! is a high-energy forum that fosters collaboration and inspiration. As with every event, we'll start our evening with networking, followed by a program focused on the hot topic of "Embracing Diversity". Diversity is not only race and gender; its ethnicity, religion, politics, socio-economics, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, personality, and ability.

Our keynote speaker, Risha Grant, is one of the foremost experts on diversity and inclusion and author of "That's BS! How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures and the Power to Attract Diverse Markets." Her mission is to create an inclusive culture in every company and community. She teaches and empowers clients and audiences with tools to increase their bottom line and permission to get rid of their BS. 

"Alliance of Channel Women events and top-notch programming would not be possible without the generosity of sponsors like Powernet," said ACW President Stacy Conrad, Director of Channel Sales at TPx. "We're thankful to Powernet for supporting ACW and enabling our members to learn and share ways to promote inclusion and leverage diversity in all its forms."

"The Powernet team is excited to continue sponsoring ACWConnect Live, a can't miss event at Channel Partners Evolution," says Penny Thurnau, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Powernet and ACW Board Member. "The theme of embracing diversity is especially important to our team as a women-owned company that works to create positive outcomes in many diverse neighborhoods across Cincinnati. Through our partnerships, we've seen the value of diversity and the unique perspectives and ideas that come as a result. We're excited to engage with our peers on this topic at such an outstanding event."

"As an entirely volunteer-led organization, our sponsors are the lifeblood to our event's longevity," said ACW Board Member and Sponsorship Committee Chair Amy Bailey, Vice President of Marketing at Telarus. "Thanks to companies like Powernet, we not only provide these bi-annual networking events, but also ongoing education and mentoring programs. We are thrilled to see so many generous companies support Alliance of Channel Women."

The ACWConnect Live! Networking Event is open to all women attending the Channel Partners Evolution event. It is FREE to all ACW members and $20 for non-members. Become an ACW member and attend FREE, visit

Companies interested in sponsoring the event can find more information on the ACW website by clicking here.

About Powernet

Powernet enables businesses and communities to connect in the office and globally through our full-service technology lineup featuring Wi-Fi, voice, data and IT managed services, in addition to IP security systems, billing (& back office support applications) as well as domestic and international carrier services. As Women-Owned business with more than 25 years of experience our expert sales, engineering and support teams, provide our partners and clients the unparalleled service and innovative technology they need to achieve their business goals. We service worldwide with offices in Ohio (HQ), Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, and Maryland.

About the Alliance of Channel Women

Founded in 2010, the Alliance of Channel Women is a not-for-profit organization of women in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. ACW 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

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