Executive director and general manager - UK Channel
Career history: Executive director and general manager of Dell consumer and small business; European sales director at Gateway; UK business manager at Acer.
Measure of influence: Runs a team of more than 200 staff in the UK, Ireland and India, and oversees more than 9,000 UK partners.
Activities to advance women in tech: Executive sponsor of Dell's Women Entrepreneur's Network, Dell's Centre for Entrepreneurs and Women in Search of Excellence (WISE); United Nations advocate on Sustainable Development Goals, CBI counsellor; speaker and mentor.
What are the key business benefits of having a diverse workforce in general?
For the channel to be successful in selling solutions to customers, it is essential to understand who your customer is. If you have a sales team that is dominated by a particular social/economic/gender/race/religion profile, you will be successful at selling to customers that reflect that profile.