Advice From A Channel Chief

Are you in the right job for your skillsets? Do you trust yourself enough to tell your boss when you see your company making a mistake? Do you love what you do? During a keynote presentation at this month's Women of the Channel East Leadership Conference, HP Americas channel chief Stephanie Dismore shared her experiences over the past 20 years as a successful woman in IT. Dismore, vice president and general manager of Americas Channels at Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP, gave advice that ranged from heartfelt to humorous on how women can find the confidence and vision they need to overcome obstacles and become top performers in their careers. What follows are edited excerpts of the story she shared.

On What It's Like To Be A Woman In Tech Today...

I've been in this industry about 20 years, and I will tell you it is a great time to be a woman in this industry. In fact, it's a great time to be a woman in the U.S. Is it perfect? No, we have a lot of work to do. But think about the women before us that fought for the right to vote, who changed conversations, who battled adversity. I'm proud to be part of the 70 percent of......

 

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