4 Questions For Cook

In more than 30 years in the technology industry, Cheryl Cook has held several high-profile positions at some of the most recognized names in the industry, including Sun Microsystems and Nuance Communications.

She's been at Dell for more than five years and has been the Round Rock, Texas, company's channel chief for the past three.

The Florida native graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in computer science before embarking on a career in technology sales. Here, she shares some of 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.