FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Channel's XChange Events today hosts the annual Women of The Channel Winter Workshop. This full day of interactive sessions on Tuesday, December 4 th is designed exclusively for women and provides attendees with an opportunity to share insight, invest in development and self-awareness, network for professional and personal growth, and celebrate success. In its fourth year, this event continues to increase in numbers – with nearly 200 women technology leaders from both vendor and solution provider organizations. Follow the day on Twitter at hashtag #wotc12.
The event agenda provides attendees with a mix of keynote speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities. Featured sessions include:
- Opening Keynote from Theresa Payton, Former White House CIO and National Cyber-Security Authority
- Women of The Channel Power Panel moderated by UBM Channel Senior Vice President and Editorial Director Kelly Damore, and featuring female leaders from IBM, Oracle, Symantec, Symform, and VMware
- Networking luncheon with guest speaker Adriana Trigiani, Best Selling Author of The Shoemaker's Wife
- Breakout sessions on personal branding and negotiating
- Channel@Work charitable initiative in partnership with Safe Horizon, an organization that provides comprehensive services that help victims of crime and abuse overcome crisis and restore their lives.
"Our goal with this annual workshop is to create an environment where women technology leaders can share advice and learn from the experience of others, while they network and identify new opportunities to be a mentor or find a mentor," said Lisa MacKenzie, Senior Vice President of Events for UBM Channel. "This is an opportunity to gather not as competitors or clients, but as colleagues and peers. We have many repeat attendees as year in and year out we create an event that places an emphasis on both professional and personal growth, offering a unique opportunity for women to talk to other woman about topics that are most important to them in the channel industry."Sponsors for the event include Juniper Networks, Riverbed, Ciena, IBM, Oracle, SAP, Symantec, Symform, VMware. For a complete list of sponsors, please visit http://www.xchange-events.com/wotc12/sponsors. Watch video highlights from the 2011 Women of The Channel Winter Workshop . About UBM Channel UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmchannel. UBM plc ( www.ubm.com) UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. Contact: Betzi Hanc, Senior Marketing Manager UBM Channel Events 508.416.1182 email@example.com SOURCE UBM Channel