Leadership


After several weeks on the road, it has become abundantly clear to me that the IT channel is lacking women in leadership roles at partner organizations and the voice of women addressing this gap is growing.



You may feel timid about asking someone to mentor you because it feels like a favor with nothing in return for the mentee. But the mentor/mentee relationship is a mutually beneficial one. Here are some tips for seeking out a mentor without ever having to pop the question.



Stefanie Ryan, the new leader of Strategic Channel Marketing at Aryaka, explains why it's better being an indirect marketing leader compared to direct, and the larger role women are playing in the channel.



Heather Tenuto said she couldn't succeed in her role without understanding things from the channel partner's point of view.



We asked this year's Women of the Channel honorees to shed a little light on what specifically they have done to benefit their company's channel partners in the last year.



With Elizabeth Cain aboard, Boston-based OpenView is helping its portfolio companies succeed by working with the channel.



AT&T's Brooks McCorcle and Sue Galvanek tell CRN how the company is doing its part to close the gender gap in the IT industry and making sure women have a seat at the table. 



The gender gap within the IT industry is narrowing. Women of the Channel executives say that mentoring, creating a personal brand, and promoting a flexible office environment will help close the gap for good.



Dell's Cheryl Cook shares her thoughts on what it takes for women to succeed in the tech industry, and how it feels to be a role model for young women starting out in tech.



Gavriella Schuster, a 21-year Microsoft veteran, speaks with CRN about helping partners migrate the world's largest customer base to Windows 10, channel plans for the Surface tablet and the shift to subscription cloud services.



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