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Sept 8, 2020 — Chicago — AVANT Communications (“AVANT”), a platform for technology decision-making and enabler of Trusted Advisors, today announces  Bethenny Frankel as one of several major speakers as part of a special Alliance of Channel Women (ACW) event during the upcoming AVANT Virtual Special Forces Summit, taking place online Oct 7 and 8. This special ACW event, with Bethenny Frankel, will be open to everyone.  Whether you are a member of the ACW or not, or of any gender, join AVANT and the ACW event by registering at http://goAVANT.net/virtual for this inclusive and engaging conversation with Bethenny Frankel.   Additional major keynote speakers will be announced over the next several days.  

Bethenny Frankel is a self-made businesswoman, TV producer, multiple New York Times bestselling author and mother. Bethenny recently made a multi-year deal with MGM Television and Mark Burnett to generate unscripted television projects that she will produce. Bethenny is the Founder & CEO of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand offering practical solutions to women, including the recent launch of the Skinnygirl Jeanswear Collection which sold out on HSN within its first few hours. She is a star of the popular Bravo series “The Real Housewives of New York City” and can be seen as a guest shark on ABC’s critically acclaimed series “Shark Tank.” Bethenny became an instant fan favorite, showcasing her entrepreneurial prowess and gut instincts alongside the panel of investors. Bethenny has also been named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities by Forbes. Bethenny is always ahead of the curve and identifies and capitalizes on business opportunities. 

AVANT is honored to host the Alliance of Channel Women in a special session during our Annual Summit,” said Jen Gallego, AVANT EVP of Channel Sales West, and founding member of AVANT. “Women represent the majority of AVANT’s employees and an important part of AVANT’s tenets is celebrating our diversity and principles of inclusion. We are excited to bring Bethenny Frankel, a self-made entrepreneur to this community to share her life lessons, knowledge and experiences. 

AVANT’s Special Forces Summit is a two-day Trusted Advisor enablement event, bringing the channel partner community together with thought leaders and key vendors of today’s leading technology solutions. It is the industry’s premier conference dedicated to technology decision strategies, tactics, and tools that enable partners to transform their business to that of a true Trusted Advisor. 

“We are so excited to welcome Bethenny Frankel to our Alliance of Channel Women session at AVANT Special Forces!”, said Shannon Orr, ACW co-chair And AVANT National Channel Manager. “She is a female entrepreneur, successful business owner, runs her own international charity, a working mom, and the REALEST housewife of all time! We are so excited to interview her on all these topics and more. You don’t want to miss it!” 

The Alliance of Channel Women’s (ACW) mission is to advance careers and leadership roles for women at the highest levels in the technology channel by providing education, community, advocacy, and opportunities for personal growth.  

Members of the media who wish to request a press pass to attend Special Forces Summit should email AVANTPR@walkersands.com. 

About AVANT Communications 

AVANT is a platform for Technology decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next generation technologies. AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales and Trusted Advisor assistance, training, guidance, and tools to fuel customer digital transformation. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit www.goavant.net, or connect on Linkedin goavant.net/linkedin and Twitter goavant.net/twitter. 

About Alliance of Channel Women 
Established in 2010, Alliance of Channel Women is a not-for-profit organization of women who are in leadership, ownership and revenue-generating roles in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. Alliance of Channel Women brings us together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership roles in the technology channel. To learn more and to become a member, please click here https://allianceofchannelwomen.org/membership.