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Lessons Learned From The IT Channel’s Top Female Business Leaders

Gina Narcisi

From making bold moves despite the fear of failure, to advocating for yourself and others, here are lessons learned from some of the channel’s leading executives who spoke at Women of the Channel 2021 event in New York City.

Fixing Each Other’s Crowns

Being a leader involves knowing your own strengths and when to ask for help. It also involves supporting and advocating for other women who may be excelling but are not being recognized. The COVID-19 pandemic was a blow to women in the workplace. Many were forced to leave to handle their new normal, which may include children learning from home. But companies need strong female voices and viewpoints arguably now more than ever.

The Channel Company’s State of the Women Of The Channel research found that 52 percent of women under 40 and 71 percent of women under 30 are interested in pursuing the C-Suite. The time for women in leadership is now, according to speakers and panelists at The Channel Company‘s Women of the Channel (WOTC) East event in New York City this week.

Attendees at the event heard stories from vendor and solution provider executives about taking chances and stretch positions, standing up for themselves, and paying it forward through mentorship and sponsorship to help others on their own growth journeys.

Here are lessons learned from IT channel leaders who spoke at WOTC and the takeaways that women of all ranks and points in their career can apply to their own professional lives.

 
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