As gender diversity becomes a strategic imperitive for the IT sector, Channel Partner Insight has launched its Women in the European Channel project to take a closer look at what the IT channel is doing to address a gender imbalance in their businesses.Click here to see our research and analysis into how the continent's largest resellers are addressing gender diversity.
- Sabine Single, MD hosting and operations, Bechtle
Sabine Single runs the hosting and operations business for €5.37bn-revenue German VAR Bechtle.
She was recently named IT Woman of the Year in a readers' poll organised by Women's IT Network (WIN) and Vogel IT-Medien.
Mentorship is a tool that she highlights as being instrumental in encouraging greater representation in the channel.
"It supported me a lot to help me find my authentic form of leadership," she said.
"Even more important is sponsorship, and this is typically what females miss in this industry.
"And yet diversity is a key success factor. I think that as topics become more complex it is very important for us to look at solutions from various different angles and with different views. From a customer perspective it makes a big difference in results."
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