October 11, 2017
Awarded for Exceptional Female Tech Channel Leadership
Marietta, GA – MicroCorp, an advanced solutions distributor for data, voice, Unified Communications and data center services announced that Karin Fields, CEO, was one of five women to receive the inaugural Women in the Channel LEAD Award recognizing exceptional female leaders in the tech channel.
WiC LEAD Award winners were honored at a ceremony during the 14th Women in the Channel WiCConnect Networking Event, September 25, in Austin during Channel Partners Evolution.
“Women in the Channel launched the LEAD Awards this year as a way for our members to recognize the female channel leaders who we look to as role models, as trailblazers and as advocates for women in the channel,” said WiC President Hilary Gadda, director of national channel development at TPx Communications. “Karin Fields was voted by the WiC Membership as one five women to receive this award. She is in rare company and we are grateful for her continued inspiration and leadership.”
Karin Fields is an award-winning, 20-year veteran of the telecom and cloud industries, presently leading a top-ten master agency, MicroCorp. Fields is presently Chair of The Alliance Partners, two-time recipient of CRN Women of the Channel, and is a founding member of Women in the Channel.
The 2017 WiC LEAD Award winners were chosen from among 12 finalists, who were selected by the WIC Board of Directors from nominees submitted via online application between August 15-31, 2017. Winners were selected based on the results of an online ballot of the official WIC Membership between September 13-15, 2017.
WiC members were asked to vote for up to three finalists who best represent the criteria for the WiC LEAD Award:
- Leadership in the channel
- Innovation in the channel
- Support for women in the channel
- Advocacy for women in the channel
- Mentorship of women in the channel
The WiC LEAD Award will be presented annually to celebrate women who are courageous, creative, collaborative, connected and confident in advancing channel careers. It also seeks to inspire other channel women to follow their lead.
MicroCorp is the premier value added distributor of telecom and cloud solutions. Since 1986, we have simplified the purchase and management of telecommunications services for business customers. Today, the MicroCorp People Powered Network is nothing short of the most powerful combination of back office systems, people and support offerings in the industry. MicroCorp can be your whole back office or an extension of your current team, so you can focus on growing your business profitably. With a portfolio of solutions from more than 70 premier telecom and cloud providers combined with our collaborative back office portal, Nautilus, we are the trusted, skilled partner for a national network of agents, MSPs and VARs. For more information on MicroCorp or to become a partner, visit www.microcorp.com.
About Women in the Channel (WiC)
Established in 2010, Women in the Channel is a not-for-profit organization of women who are in leadership, ownership and revenue-generating roles in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. WiC brings us together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership roles in the technology channel. To learn more and to become a member, please visit www.womeninthechannel.org.