Perficient is excited to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lynn Brading, director of Digital Experience Alliances, and Liz Stuart, alliance director for Emerging Solutions, to its esteemed 2020 Women of the Channel list!
About the CRN Women of the Channel
CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel list sets out to honor the strategic vision and unique achievements of influential, accomplished women leaders who accelerate channel growth through cultivated partnerships, innovative thought leadership, and unwavering dedication to the IT channel.
The annual list includes leaders from all areas of the IT ecosystem, including technology vendors, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations. CRN editors select honorees based on their contributions to channel advocacy, growth, thought leadership, and dedication to the IT channel.
Creating a Platinum Partnership with Lynn Brading
In her role, Brading manages a team of alliance managers who supports Perficient’s growing number of digital experience partnerships, including a key role with Adobe. Among her achievements during the past year, Brading advocated and executed several strategic initiatives aimed at expanding Perficient’s partnership with Adobe, resulting in Perficient being elevated to a Platinum Partner status and earning three Adobe specializations, marking six Adobe specializations total.
Creating Camaraderie for Women in Tech
“I am truly honored to win this award,” Lynn says with earnest. “ Being recognized with all of the other amazing ladies in this space fills me with such great pride. Although we are a minority, the camaraderie of the women in the space is amazing!”
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Lynn is familiar with connecting with other women in tech through her yearly attending and hosting of events around the county. “We have hosted an annual Women in Digital Breakfast at Adobe’s Summit and it quickly becomes a wait list situation. It has become a “must-do” for the ladies attending Summit. I also have become dear friends with many women in this space.”
The Value of Appreciation at Work
Aside from finding inspiration in her fellow women in tech, Lynn highlights the supportive culture at Perficient, “I am not young so I have been in the work force for many many years. I have never been at a more supportive company that makes you feel appreciated and valued.”
“Perficient is such a great organization to grow your career. The culture is one of removing obstacles to go down your personal career path. I cannot imagine being anywhere else,” shares Lynn Brading, director of Digital Experience Alliances.
Leading by Example with Liz Stuart
“When I look at leadership, I think about collaboration where everyone can bring their unique skillsets to innovate and come up with solutions that lead to excellent outcomes—agreeing to the goals as a team, holding each other accountable along the way, and driving toward great results,” shares Liz Stuart, alliance director for Emerging Solutions.
Now a three-time Women of the Channel recipient, Stuart focuses her expertise on building frameworks with emerging cloud partnerships that bring people, processes, and technology together to influence positive outcomes. In addition to being included on the 2020 Women of the Channel list, CRN has named Stuart to the CRN 2020 Power 40 Solution Providers list, an exclusive subset of women in solution provider organizations who continue to drive professional success through significant influence, leadership, and dedication to their own organization and the entire IT channel.
Liz focuses on how to give back with gratitude. “The first words out of my mouth were ‘oh wow!’ This year, in particular, I have an extreme amount of gratitude for it as it feels validating to the work we have been doing at Perficient to accelerate and elevate our Cloud partnerships. I love the work I do and the people I get to do it with, so it feels terrific to be recognized on the lists this year.”
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Liz reveals, “It feels special as I found an incredible home at Perficient.”
“I love working with my colleagues and wish they were all on this list. I believe that because of the incredible talent that I get to work with daily is the reason I can do what I love and deliver excellent results for Perficient, our partners, and in turn, our clients,” she concludes.
Catch Lynn and Liz in the 2020 Women of the Channel list featured in CRN Magazine on June 8 and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.
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