Update 5/28: We are excited to announce that the winner of our WPC all access pass is Jeff Varner from SYNNEX Corporation.
Ever since we started bringing you MPN Live episodes, I’ve gotten great feedback. Many of you have told me you gain valuable insight from the variety of partner guests – and that you enjoy the diverse perspectives on relevant topics.
So I hope you’ll join Julie Bennani and me for another MPN Live episode this Thursday, January 24 at 10:30 AM PST. This time the focus is on women leading in the tech world – and their growing influence. You can tune in live here on Digital WPC or on our Facebook page. And on top of the great discussion, you’ll have the chance to win an All-Access pass to WPC 2013! (See below for details on how you can win.)
I’m particularly excited about the Microsoft partner guests joining us:
  • Kris Fuehr, Corelytics, IAMCP Seattle
  • Daphney Kirby, CTREC Hilton IT Academy, IAMCP Houston
  • Nitza Santini, Micro Computer Caribbean, IAMCP Puerto Rico
  • Monique Bulette, QuickLearn Training Inc., IAMCP Seattle
  • Julie Simpson, ResourceiT Consulting Ltd., IAMCP UK
These female business leaders will candidly discuss the unique challenges they’ve faced in their career, share the lessons they’ve learned, and give advice on how to overcome adversity.
And while this week’s episode is a women’s world, I encourage all of you to watch as we cover some other compelling topics and feature women who are members of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP). We’ll touch on entrepreneurship in general, including creating a unique selling proposition and staying current in an ever-changing technology world.  And we’ll be talking about intrapreneurship and how you can innovate and excel in an established environment – and truly be a change agent…internally.
About IAMCP and Women in Technology
IAMCP plays an important role for partners and for Microsoft. And at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) one of the highlights is the Women In Technology (WIT) group. This year we’re excited to invite women from the technical industry to participate in the organization and our digital community leading up to this year’s event in Houston. Every year at WPC a luncheon is featured with a female professional who exemplifies the values of the organization.
The WIT mission is to:
To connect the creative, innovative, and hardworking women in the Microsoft eco-system for the purpose of providing mutual support in achieving professional and personal goals and to attract and retain women into careers in information technology.
Values include:
  • Leveraging the power of global relationships, collaboration and learning to build a strong eco-system of women who can provide support and mutual learning
  • Valuing diversity, fostering a trusting, open and inclusive environment and treating each person in a manner that reflects respect

  • Understanding that each of us has the power to change the lives of others – we will use every interaction as an opportunity to impact others in a positive way 
  • Fostering a culture of community involvement and volunteerism – finding ways to give back to charities that reflect our commitment to improving the lives of others
In addition to reflecting on the value of IAMCP to their careers, guests will share how MPN Benefits and the key areas of the program are helping them succeed.
Of course, we’ll also be talking about the sheer networking power of WPC. You’ll hear about the cold, hard facts that prove what a networking powerhouse the conference truly is.
So remember to tune in this Thursday at 10:30 AM PST, either here or here.
Will you win an All-Access pass to WPC? Maybe. Will you see an engaging discussion and learn a lot? Definitely!
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