#CDNWomen – A CDN Twitter chat

With women taking on more leadership roles in the workplace, there’s been a lot of discussion around getting women to “lean in” and to take their places at the helms of their organizations.

We’re holding a Twitter chat on the topic of women in the channel as equal, valued leaders on Thursday, May 29 at 1 p.m. ET until 2 p.m. ET. We’ll be at the hashtag #CDNWomen – come tweet with us!

Also, stay tuned for more details on our annual Women in the Channel event, coming up in August.

During our chat, we’ll be joined by two guest experts:

  • Jennifer Johnson, senior director of marketing and North American marketing strategy at Ingram Micro. With more than 20 years of experience in her career as a marketer, Johnson will speak to her thoughts on women leading in the channel.  Her Twitter handle is @JJMarketerIM.
  • Corinne Sharp, president of Sharp Perspective Inc. and the former head of the reseller channel and distribution division at Microsoft Canada. Sharp also has had a 20-year career in IT, and she will share about her experiences as a woman leading in tech. She can be found at @CorinneSharp.

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Here’s a list of the questions we’ll be tackling during our discussion:

Q1. How can women be leaders in the workplace?

Q2. What role does mentorship play in encouraging women to fully participate in the workplace?

Q3. Some people feel gender is no longer an issue in the world of work. Do you agree or disagree?

Q4. What changes do we need to see in the workplace so women can have an equal voice?

Q5. What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve experienced as a woman in tech?

Q6. For stereotypically “female traits” (less aggressive, team player, bossy) – are these helpful or disadvantageous?

Q7. What are some of the best ways male colleagues can support women in the workplace?

Q8. What are some things managers can do to ensure female employees have the same opportunities as their male counterparts?

Q9. How can we address the wage gap in the workplace?

Q10. How can women address balance between work, family, career? (especially in tech, where people are always connected?)

Q11. Should women be treated exactly the same as men in the workplace, or should we acknowledge there is a difference?

See you on Twitter!

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Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

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