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Avaya’s Hope Davó Honored as a 2021 CRN Rising Female Star For Shaping The Future of The IT Channel

Raleigh-Durham, NC – July 29, 2021 – Avaya (NYSE:AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Hope Davó, Avaya National Partner Manager, to its 2021 list of Rising Female Stars. This list honors up-and-coming, talented women in the IT channel who’s contributions are shaping the future of the channel through their leadership, tireless dedication and innovative ideas.

Selected by the CRN editorial team, the 2nd annual Rising Female Stars list is made up of exceptional channel leadership candidates. Honorees are selected for their unique experience, expertise, impact on their partners and dedication to the IT channel. These women are playing key roles in helping their organizations maintain and grow their partner programs across a multitude of disciplines, including marketing, program management and partner engagement.

As an accomplished, high energy marketing and channel sales leader with over 15 years of proven success, Hope has been consistently recognized for exceeding goals with a customer-centric approach. She successfully delivers partner success through Avaya OneCloud experience platform solutions, driving Avaya’s Master Agent program with an ability to build meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships. She is an advocate for relentlessly pursuing new ways that Avaya and its extensive network of partners can better align to meet their customer needs.

“CRN’s 2021 Rising Female Stars list recognizes professionals displaying an unwavering commitment toward channel growth and excellence. These future leaders are driving tomorrow’s innovations for today’s organizations,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “On behalf of The Channel Company, we congratulate Hope Davó and all the honorees. What these women are accomplishing today will define the IT channel for many years to come.”

“It is a privilege to work alongside Hope and we congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition,” said Dennis Kozak, Senior Vice President of Global Channel 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. Hope has become a very recognized face in the channel partner community because of her tireless efforts to connect people and technology to real business outcomes. She has been an incredible advocate for Avaya, and relentlessly pursues ways we can become better aligned with our partners.”

Hope is a member and Co-Chair of the Dallas Forth Worth Chapter of the Alliance of Channel Women, an organization focused on advancing careers and leadership roles for women at the highest levels in the technology channel by providing education, community, advocacy, and opportunities for personal growth.

She is also a 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 2021 list of Rising Female Stars will be featured 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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