Triple Threat: CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel List Honors SonicWall Leaders


SonicWall is celebrating the recognition of three global channel team members on CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel List. Senior Director, Global Field Marketing, Nicola Scheibe; Senior Sales Manager, Global Installed Base Programs, Kenna Ith; and Channel Account Manager Alice Strange were named to the annual list, which recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel space.

Nicola Scheibe Kenna Ith Alice Strange

“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”

A 15-year SonicWall veteran, Scheibe is responsible for all direct field marketing activities, as well as any joint activities with partners and distributors across SonicWall’s global regions. When asked about her accolade, she stated, “Working in channel is a rewarding experience. It also challenges me to look beyond my own plate and experience different mindsets, opinions, and various point of views.”

The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers.

“During these unprecedented times, it’s now more important than ever to understand customer behaviors, competitive environment and constraints such as costs and resources,” said Ith.

This year’s list of women is credited with helping numerous partners through the uncertainty brought on by the global pandemic.

“With COVID-19 bringing so much change to the way companies do business, my support of partners has been a critical piece to ensure both their current success and ability to move forward through a changing landscape,” said Strange.

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SonicWall Staff