The Second Act

Rhonda Bashnick emerged from retirement this year to take the CFO role at  Calgary, Alberta-based Long View Systems, a top solution provider for Cisco Systems, Microsoft and Dell EMC.

Bashnick rose through the ranks at Canadian telecommunications company Shaw Communications over her 17-year tenure and retired as senior vice president of finance in 2015. She said the key to success during her time at Shaw Communications was that she rolled up her sleeves and dug in -- the same philosophy she's bringing to Long View Systems, ranked No. 87 on the 2017 CRN Solution Provider 500 list.

In an interview with Women Of The Channel, Bashnick talks about the "significant change" women are now playing in IT and her goal of empowering and supporting them in the industry.