Women in Channel
Our Mission Statement
More diverse organisations are known to make better decisions.
And yet most companies in our sector are still run and staffed largely by men. Scan the audience of any industry event, and - likewise - you will be greeted by a sea of male faces.
How best to break this status quo - at a time when the winds of change are blowing through wider society - will be a central theme of CRN's Women in Channel campaign.
But firms can only do so much at an individual level.
It is only by coming together to raise awareness and share ideas on this important topic that the dial can be moved.
In the same week as International Women's Day, top female executives from firms including Computacenter, Capita and CDW came together to talk about how to move the needle on the industry's gender deficit
Odgers Berndtson claims women have broadly closed the salary gap, but are still under-represented in the tech industry
Michelle Atkinson tells CRN how she went from teenage office junior to heading the firm and how the gender divide has changed over her 30 years in the channel
'The channel can drive real innovation in society, and diversity will help us' - Symantec boss Obang-Oyway
As CRN continues to champion diversity in our industry, one Women in Channel judge shares his insights around race and representation
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
View photos of last week's event in London
IT services firm puts nurturing diversity within its ranks at top of its agenda
Today saw 14 of the UK IT channel's biggest hitters come together to determine the winners of CRN's WiC awards. But what does being a WiC judge actually involve? Doug Woodburn reports
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
Female self-employed IT professionals accounted for 16.5 per cent of the market in 2017
Insight's UK managing director and senior vice president of EMEA marketing talks to CRN about the value of diversity, the importance of meritocracy, and the many initiatives her firm supports to ensure a balanced workforce
Nearly 400 nominations received by deadline
Co-founder of UK hosting firm says Women in Channel awards can showcase role models for young women to look up to
Women in the Channel judge Annabel Berry, who runs cybersecurity provider Sapphire, argues that lack of female sponsorship is contributing to board level gender imbalance in industry
'There is a huge amount of talent out there' in the UK channel, says latest CRN WiC judging addition
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
Attracting more women into the male-heavy tech industry starts with early education, according to two channel bosses
Sarah Shields advocates for the importance of companies putting in the legwork to recruit more women into the industry
UKFast MD Gail Jones tells CRN that problems in the UK education system is a major reason for the tech industry's skewed gender imbalance
Lindsey Fish, founder of Mums Enterprise and a CRN WiC judge, explains how perceptions about working mums are slowly changing, in part due to Brexit
CRN examines the gender pay gaps of 35 top UK resellers and looks at how the new law has galvanised many to take action on gender diversity