CRN launches Women in Channel hub
Stay on top of all the major news and views on gender diversity, which has become a major focal point for our industry in 2018
CRN's Women in Channel campaign will culminate in an awards ceremony on 18 October in central London. The deadline for nominations is 25 May.
In the meantime, the CRN editorial team will use the content hub to bring you coverage of the industry's gender diversity issue from all angles.
Look out for interviews with key industry figures, analysis of recent pay gap data within our sector, and real-world examples of how firms benefit from having a more diversified workforce.
We're also pleased to announce that at launch we have Tech Data, Exclusive Networks and Computacenter on board as partners for the Women in Channel campaign.
Firms can only do so much to tackle the industry's pronounced diversity deficit at an individual level.
It is only by coming together to raise awareness and share ideas that the dial can be moved, and we hope the hub can act as a focal point for industry comment on debate on this important topic.
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
Badge will cover basic coding skills and app development, among other things
Deadline looming for CRN's inaugural awards celebrating the accomplishments of females at all levels of the channel and recognising firms with a strong diversity agenda
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
CRN's Women in Channel Awards has three company-wide categories for vendors, distributors and resellers with a strong diversity agenda. Here's how to get involved...
Alex Tatham explains how Westcoast is interacting with local schoolchildren near its bases to encourage both sexes to consider IT as a career
Women much less likely to put themselves forward for roles unless they tick every attribute needed and more, Nurole founder and CRN Women in Channel judge Susie Cummings tells CRN
Dell EMC channel boss says she has been an advocate for change throughout her career as she signs up to CRN WiC judging panel
Boss of IntY says focus on median pay values is 'misleading' as he reveals women and men at the cloud reseller are paid exactly the same for like-for-like roles
Doug Woodburn outlines the rationale behind our Women in Channel campaign
Inaugural WiC awards to take place in London on 18 October
Only four of the top 50 UK VARs have female bosses, CRN analysis finds
Vendor blames pay delta partly on high number of men in leadership posts and also highlights a fall in number of female IT graduates in the UK
Following the autumn Budget, the minister of state for digital launched a charter to measure tech firms' attempts to increase workforce diversity