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Jenifer Bond of Avaya Recognized as one of the 2020 CRN® 100 Rising Female Stars Shaping The Future Of The IT Channel

Santa Clara, Calif. – August 3, 2020Avaya (NYSE: AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jenifer Bond, Vice President of U.S. State, Local and Education (SLED) Sales, to its esteemed 2020 list of 100 Rising Female Stars. This exclusive list identifies extraordinary women who are helping to shape the future of the IT channel through their dedication, hard work, and innovation, positioning themselves as leaders and helping their organizations succeed.

The 100 Rising Female Stars list is making its debut this year with candidates selected by the CRN® editorial team. The final honorees are chosen based on demonstrated leadership, expertise, innovation, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

As an accomplished, high energy sales leader with over 20 years of proven success, Jenifer has been consistently recognized for exceeding goals with a customer centric approach and a passion for building high performing teams. “As the market continues to evolve, we need to continue our relentless focus on customer and user experience to drive meaningful differentiation for our clients,” said Bond. “We do this by focusing on empowering and educating our channel and partner community, finding the right partner to meet each client’s needs and leading with consistent objectives across organizations which has been a pivotal part of our success. I feel privileged to be recognized among so many influential women in the industry.”

“CRN’s 2020 100 Rising Female Stars list honors leaders who are poised to impact the industry for many years. They are accelerating the growth of their companies through excellent direction and innovation in their field,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The accomplishments of these women are reshaping the IT channel, and we are proud to honor their achievements.”

“It is a privilege to work alongside Jennifer and we congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition,” said Frank Ciccone, Senior Vice President, North America Sales, Avaya. “She is dedicated to our partners and the success of their businesses and is known for leading by example and creating an inclusive, rewarding environment that encourages transparency and trust. Jenifer empowers Avaya teams to collaborate effectively with our customers, develop plans for mutual success, and ensure we’re focusing on individual customer strategies that work best for their respective businesses.”

Jenifer is also an active member of the Women Inspired Network @ Avaya (WIN@A), a voluntary, company-sponsored and employee-led employee resource group that serves as an inclusive forum to facilitate interaction and organize activities supporting female empowerment and leadership. By providing a platform to engage in open dialogue and share perspectives, Avaya strengthens the foundation for a culture of diversity and inclusion that is fundamental to the company’s core values.

Avaya recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion and is committed to continue building a workplace where individuality is celebrated, different perspectives are embraced, and everyone’s unique experiences are harnessed to create a culture of engagement, innovation and inclusivity.

The 2020 list of 100 Rising Female Stars will be featured in a special July issue of CRN® Magazine and online at  

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About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. 

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