CRN 2018 Women of the Channel Details

Elizabeth Donovan

WW Partner Operations Director, PTC

Location: Needham, MA


Number of years in current position: 5

Number of years involved with indirect sales: 9

Fun Facts:

Has a mentor
Is a mentor
Loves Instagram
Is an extrovert
Has climbed a mountain

Biography and Background:
Liz Donovan is WW Partner Operations Director at PTC. Liz has spent her entire professional career working in the Channel. Liz graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Communications.

How have you personally helped advance your company's channel business over the past year?
As the Chief of Staff of PTC's partner organization, Donovan has played an integral role in the transformation of PTC's new dynamic Partner Network. This past year, Donovan's role has expanded from managing Solution Provider partners to leading operational execution across all partner engagements, including Global System Integrators, OEMs & Strategic Alliance partners.

What are your goals for your company's channel business over the next year?
My goal for this year is to continue to develop and roll out policies and processes in alignment with PTC's new Partner Network framework and to ensure a positive partner experience.

Outside of your family, please name a woman you admire and why:
I recently heard about Reese Witherspoon's production company, Pacific Standard Films. Reese started this production company to ensure more women were featured on screen. She focuses on projects that involve female dominant casts and story lines to help change the dialogue in Hollywood. I admire Reese for seeing how one-sided Hollywood had become and for doing something about it. She is giving women a voice and helping expose the masses to real stories from real women and that is something I truly admire.

What advice would you give your 16-year-old self?
Have confidence! Confidence is a powerful tool that you should always keep with you.

If you could master any new job-related skill, what would it be and why?
I would love to master coding. I am always in awe of the products that technology companies create and admire the skill that goes into the process.

What's the best book you read this past year and why did you like it?
I read Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Set during WWII, this book takes on three varying perspectives of women during the war. I was moved by the recurring theme of perseverance and strength during an impossible time. The bonds formed by the women in this book was inspiring and shows how women coming together can be a powerful and undeniable thing.

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