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Olympians of the Channel — aligns with Shannon Bahrke, Olympic Medalist to Speak at the 2022 Partner Summit ACW Event  

Sandy, UT — July 5, 2022— Telarus, the #1 Technology Solutions Brokerage of Cloud, Unified Communications, Contact Center, Network Services, Security, and Mobility and IoT, has announced its final speaker at this year’s upcoming Partner Summit event. Shannon Bahrke, will be joining both Derek Parra and Mallory Weggemann to complete our team of Olympic keynote speakers. Shannon will be speaking at the Alliance of Channel Women event that will be held at Partner Summit.    

The eleventh annual Telarus Partner Summit, taking place at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City from August 2-5, 2022, will have the theme Olympians of the Channel.   

“We are thrilled to continue to sponsor the Alliance of Channel Women,” said Richard Murray, Telarus COO. “We have amazing, strong women at Telarus, and we believe the work ACW is doing makes a difference in our future.”  

For more than a decade, ACW has been home to an energetic community of women and their allies who have come together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership in the telecom and IT sales channel. They strive to give women the courage and the tools to stand out in their profession and speak up for diversity and inclusion in the technology field.   

Two-time Olympic mogul’s medalist Shannon Bahrke Happe is an American freestyle skier who won silver and bronze medals in Salt Lake City 2002 and Vancouver 2020, respectively. She suffered a serious injury in 2008 but took that time as an opportunity to perfect her own ideas and launch her first business.    

Shannon Bahrke is one of the most recognized Olympic skiers with her signature pink hair and bright smile, but it is her ability to make a lasting connection with audiences around the globe that makes her an exceptional speaker for this year’s event. A few of her focuses and specialties include:   

  • Empowering women in the workplace  
  • Finding focus and developing mental toughness  
  • Solidifying the key elements of a high-performing team  
  • Goal setting with your 5 senses  
  • Facing and overcoming your fears  
  • Mindfulness in the workplace 

To join us for Partner Summit 2022, check your email or reach out to your Telarus SPDM for an invitation. For information on ACW, please check out their website  

About Alliance of Channel Women 

Established in 2010, Alliance of Channel Women is a not-for-profit organization of women and their allies in leadership, ownership, revenue-generating, marketing, operations, and technical roles in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. The organization brings us together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership roles in technology.   

About Telarus 

Telarus is the largest technology solutions brokerage in the United States, Canada, EMEA, Australia, and New Zealand. We have created the most efficient yet friendly community where our agent-partners source technology solutions through our robust portfolio of 290 leading service providers. To accelerate our agent-partner’s growth, we have created industry-leading apps, tools, and have experts that specialize in the development of technology solutions for Cloud, Cybersecurity, SD-WAN, ILEC, and UCXE. Coupled with our industry-recognized Sales Engineering team, Telarus also provides Account Management, Commissions, Marketing, and Specialty teams services. Our primary goal is unchanged since 2002; we accelerate our partner’s growth at scale in the most efficient manner possible. To learn more about Telarus and our award-winning services, please visit, or follow us on LinkedIn.