Women in the Channel hub
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 concept is outdated, and actually patronises the women who have become successful in the industry.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].
Dattani founded channel marketing agency FMXA in 2013 after leaving Check Point, and was a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year category in our recent Women in Channel Awards
CRN's Women in Channel role model Logicalis COO Natalie Matthews explains the impact of mentorship, 'imposter syndrome' and why the channel has to do a better job at selling the industry to young people
Gavin Jackson says making a return to work appealing for mothers is key to addressing the skills gap
Zandra Moore says she became an entrepreneur only because she couldn't find a sales director position that would allow her to work flexibly as a young mother
Cisilion's Hannah Cunningham gives a shortlisted finalist's view of last week's Women in Channel Awards
Seeta Hariharan said self-confidence can 'propel us to extraordinary heights' as she accepted the award for the marquee category of last week's CRN Women in Channel Awards
All the photos from last night's event, which saw over 600 people congregate at the Hilton London Bankside
18 individuals and three companies walked away as winners at CRN's inaugural Women in Channel Awards last night
The charter has pulled together the biggest names in tech in an unprecedented attempt to address the tech industry's lack of diversity. Tom Wright asks how it plans to do it
IT services firm puts nurturing diversity within its ranks at top of its agenda
Apay Obang-Oyway, director of cloud and software at Ingram Micro, believes diversity is a broad issue, but it should not outweigh meritocracy
All shortlisted entries will now go before our panel of 20 Women in Channel judges, with awards evening taking place on 18 October
CDW UK's management team tells CRN why firms should stop complaining about a lack of female candidates for channel roles
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BT boss Helen Slinger: 'Coaching, mentoring and sponsorship are key elements in helping women progress up the career ladder'
BT's director of Product Supply Business (PSB) explains why encouraging other women is very important to her
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Europe bringing up the rear as study concludes that enterprise and government has failed to move the needle on under-representation of women in IT security sector over last four years
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US report suggests more emphasis on computing for girls in schools could increase female workforce by 225 per cent by 2025
As CRN publishes list of the top 50 most influential women in the channel, two industry heavyweights debate whether the rankings are necessary or damaging
CRN's Women in the Channel project shines a light on the industry's leading women
CRN looks at the state of the industry for women with children and what can be done to get more women back into the channel after maternity leave
'The industry has got a problem with unconscious bias. The industry tends to recruit men to replace men. And as a result, the industry is not performing as well as it should do," claims Michael Keegan
Emma de Sousa is one of a few female reseller bosses in the UK channel
As part of the Women in the Channel report, CRN tackles the thorny issue of gender quotas
Microsoft's partner boss Clare Barclay says partners should take diversity on the whole more seriously, but insists it is not just an issue for women
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While some believe targeting girls specifically is the best way to support female leaders of the future, others claim that diversity as a whole should be a priority
Are quotas and targets the answer? Or can more women be attracted to channel roles by tweaking the wording in a job description?