Use Your Skills To Capitalize On Change

Women in the channel can use their skills to capitalize on change, said Tech Data's McCourt. McCourt majored in fashion merchandising and worked in that field before coming to Tech Data – but this was an advantage because she built up skills around analytics that she then brought to the technology industry, she said.

"The great opportunity we have is to test out new disciplines. … it's important to think about what you enjoy doing, what are you good at, and where do you want to go," she said. "In the industry we're in there's tons of transformation, tons of change – we don't even know what kind of job opportunities will come out of that."