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Avnet’s Peggy Carrieres Featured on CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel List


CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named Peggy Carrieres, Global Vice President Sales Enablement and Supplier Development, to the 2021 Women of the Channel list. The annual list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers, and recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel.

CRN celebrates these exceptional women featured on the list for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy. 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, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are thrilled that Peggy has been named to this esteemed list,” said Phil Gallagher, Avnet CEO. “Her continued work to strengthen Avnet’s global capabilities helps ensure we can continuously provide high-quality end-to-end service for our customers in the channel and beyond. We look forward to seeing her continue to bring forward her innovative ideas, including demand creation for transportation as well as creating our IP&E global strategy and taking our performance to a new level to further drive success for herself and Avnet in our hundredth year.”

Specifically, Carrieres leads the global sales enablement efforts across Avnet business teams and champions the company’s global IP&E supplier development efforts. She is the executive sponsor of Avnet’s business intelligence and market research teams, and leads Avnet’s global demand creation and customer experience feedback systems. In addition, Carrieres pioneered Avnet’s Women in Sales peer mentoring group which meets monthly to discuss strategies to support success for women in technology sales roles at any stage of their career.

Carrieres boasts over 25 years of supplier and channel experience working in the electronics components industry in strategy, supply chain, pricing, forecasting, sales, and customer program management.

“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.”

The 2021 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10 and online at


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