Female execs in the channel

Just five of the UK's Top 50 VARs have female bosses. CRN investigates why, and what can be done to create a more balanced channel workforce

Welcome to CRN's Women in the Channel hub.

Just 10 per cent of the UK's biggest 50 resellers are run by women, and only 14 per cent of people on those companies' boards are female.

With this in mind, CRN has spoken to many of the leading women in the channel to find out why they are in such a minority and what can be done to welcome more women into the industry.

Throughout September and beyond, this hub will be filled with features, analysis pieces and interviews with the industry's top women, culimating in the publication of a list of the top women leading the UK channel.

Further, we take an alternative view and examine whether the "women in..." concept is outdated, and actually patronises the women who have become successful in the industry.

If you would like to get involved with the project, or have any feedback, please email [email protected].

Partner content: How getting on with the job helps women succeed


Hannah Harris, vendor marketing manager at Tech Data and a nominee for this year’s Marketing Employee of the Year award, tells us why recognising women is more important than ever this year

clock 21 September 2021 • 3 min read
Pure Technology Group targets 40 per cent female staff


Leeds-based reseller aims for gender parity longer term as it pursues more gender-balanced workforce

clock 15 March 2021 • 1 min read
25 female-run channel partners

Careers and Skills

Female tech provider bosses including Avanade’s Pam Maynard, Ideal’s Claire Hopkins and European Electronique’s Yolanta Gill tell us about their career journeys and what they really think about diversity in the channel

clock 08 March 2021 • 2 min read
VIDEO: Vendors must help smaller channel businesses more with diversity and inclusion strategies

Careers and Skills

In this exclusive CRN roundtable in association with Lenovo to celebrate International Women's Day, the panel discusses how far the channel has come in terms of eliminating stereotypes, how we can work together more to encourage young women to pursue...

clock 08 March 2021 • 1 min read
Tackling the unspoken taboo of channel sales

Careers and Skills

The channel remains the domain of largely male, cookie-cutter sales teams. Company culture is the key to moving the needle, argues Certus Recruitment group CEO Justin Byrne

clock 05 March 2021 • 4 min read
CRN Women in Channel Q&A: Fujitsu

Careers and Skills

Rebecca Sinnatt, head of UK&I Product Business at Fujitsu, on why Fujitsu is throwing its weight behind CRN's 2020 Women in Channel campaign

clock 15 September 2020 • 2 min read
CRN Women in Channel 2020 shortlist unveiled as event goes virtual


Who made it onto the shortlist this year?

clock 29 July 2020 • 5 min read
Win recognition for your firm's commitment to diversity

Careers and Skills

It’s now even easier to enter the three company-wide categories within Women in Channel Awards

clock 17 June 2020 • 1 min read
XMA's Andy Wright joins CRN Women in Channel judging line up

Careers and Skills

Newly unveiled WiC judge says COVID could help ‘move the dial’ on diversity in the channel

clock 11 June 2020 • 2 min read