Breaking the Barrier: Closing the Gender Gap in Channel Leadership

Channel Voices

21-02-2023 • 26 min

In this episode, we're discussing the importance of women's representation in leadership roles in the channel industry. Our guest today is Heather Zindel - Board Member and Vice President of Strategy & Operations at Women Executives Channel Advisory Network (WECAN), a leading organization that champions women's advancement in the channel.

We start the conversation by asking our guest to tell us about her background in the channel. …and it’s extensive!

Heather goes into the detail of WECAN, a non-profit organizastion and explains their primary mission. She explains that the main aim is to empower women in the channel industry by providing them with networking opportunities, mentoring, coaching and resources to advance their careers.

She gives examples of challenges which include gender bias, lack of mentorship opportunities, and other barriers that prevent women from accessing leadership positions.

We also delve into how companies and organizations can create a more inclusive culture that supports the advancement of women into leadership roles. She stresses that companies need to make this into a sustainable culture and not just a one-time or once a year event.

Overall, our guest provides valuable insights and guidance on how to create a more diverse and inclusive culture in the channel industry, where women have equal opportunities to advance into leadership roles.

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External Links:

Heather's LinkedIn Profile

(WECAN) Women Executives Channel Advisory Network website

WECAN - Contact


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