International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners Women in Technology
Announces Keynote Speaker for Annual Charity Luncheon at Microsoft Worldwide
Julie Parrish, NetApp CMO, will address how women can take advantage of the
growing opportunity in IT
SEATTLE, May 9, 2013
SEATTLE, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The International Association of
Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) Women in Technology today announced that
Julie Parrish, NetApp CMO, will be the featured speaker at this year's
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) Women in Technology annual
luncheon. Julie brings a unique perspective based on her experience leading
global channel sales in her new role as CMO of a Fortune 500 company and an
organization consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the
world based on company culture and commitment to employee excellence.
"I am delighted to have been invited to speak at this year's luncheon," said
Julie Parrish, CMO, NetApp. "While the opportunities for women in IT are
greater than ever, I am concerned that many women in technology opt out of the
workforce as their careers begin to flourish. I'm looking forward to exploring
this phenomenon during my presentation."
IAMCP Women in Technology is focused on connecting women across the Microsoft
ecosystem. Leveraging networking through local IAMCP chapter meetings along
with events at WPC each year, Women in Technology seeks to connect the
creative, innovative and hardworking women in the Microsoft ecosystem for the
purpose of providing mutual support in achieving professional and personal
goals and to attract and retain women into careers in information technology.
"We are thrilled that Julie has agreed to be our speaker this year," said
Christine Bongard, Women in Technology Luncheon Chairperson for 2013. "We
selected Julie because of her involvement and passion for women in technology.
Her message aligns to our mission statement. Julie is a dynamic individual,
and her experience and enthusiasm will inspire our attendees."
In addition to providing a networking opportunity, the Women in Technology
annual luncheon, sponsored by Microsoft Corp., is a fundraiser for the charity
ONEXONE. ONEXONE was founded on the principles that every single life is
infinitely precious and that each person can make a profound difference in
someone else's life one by one. This year, the funds raised at the luncheon
will support a local Houston charity aligned with ONEXONE as well as relief
work in Haiti.
"It is a pleasure to once again sponsor the lunch for IAMCP Women in
Technology," said Julie Bennani, general manager, Partner Programs, Microsoft.
"The feedback we receive from the attendees is overwhelmingly positive. As an
organization, IAMCP aligns to our support for gender diversity across our
channel. Commitment to nurturing a partner ecosystem that fosters mutual
collaboration is a founding principle of success. We are equally delighted to
participate in supporting the valuable work that ONEXONE continues to engage
in around the globe."
Microsoft also generously donates to ONEXONE. The contribution amounts will be
revealed at the annual luncheon attended by several hundred conference
delegates. As one of the most talked-about events at WPC, registration
typically fills within a few days of opening.
For more information or to register for Microsoft WPC, visit Digital WPC. If
you are already registered for WPC and would like to attend the luncheon, sign
up here to receive your ticket to this exclusive event. For more information,
The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) is THE
professional association for Microsoft Partners. IAMCP provides members with
information, training and events designed to increase business opportunities
locally and internationally. We help partners to expand their trade borders
and establish strong business alliances. We provide a direct link with key
people from Microsoft and a forum to discuss the latest Microsoft
technologies. IAMCP has over 5,000 corporate members in 80 chapters in 40
countries, serving a community of over 100,000 people.
IAMCP has four fundamental pillars - P.A.C.E.
oP: PARTNER-TO-PARTNER NETWORKING
oE: EDUCATION AND GROWTH
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storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs
and deliver outstanding cost efficiency. Discovertheir passion for helping
companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.
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