Often one of the biggest barriers to success for women in the channel is themselves, a panel of women executives said at the 2015 XChange Solution Provider in Dallas.

According to a recent Hewlett-Packard internal study, which was trying to determine why there were fewer women in senior leadership roles, women were counting themselves short when applying for a new position. The study found that women would only apply for a role when they felt they had met 100 percent of qualifications, while men would apply for the same role when they felt they had only met 60 percent of the same check points.

"We tend to want to be perfect and approval seekers and [are] holding ourselves back," said moderator Lisa Marie Jenkins, author and founder of Lisa Marie Jenkins LLC.

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