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This award goes to Whitney Reed

This 2017 Jone Panavas Leadership Award goes to Whitney Reed, a Territory Sales Representative in Chicago. Whitney has been described as a “sales-extraordinaire” with humility and grace.

In addition to her customer passion, she is focused on growing and developing future women leaders in IT. She sits on Softchoice’s Leading Women Committee, and was instrumental in executing the group’s first Women-in-Technology Hackathon in October 2016.

She welcomed five young girls from a school in a low-income, high crime rate area of Chicago for a day of innovation and leadership. The team she led in the Hackathon developed the winning idea for an anti-bullying app, which earned the girls $3,000 to put towards a STEM program of their choice!

The highest honor at Softchoice, the Jone Panavas Leadership Award exemplifies the qualities of our fearless founder. The award celebrates individuals who are the gold standard of Softchoice's values, go-to teammates, and who demonstrate outstanding personal leadership and customer passion. Recipients of this award are recognized in front of the entire organization at Softchoice’s annual all-company conference.