#CDNWomen – A Computer Dealer News Twitter chat

Update (May 29, 2014): We had a great Twitter chat at the hashtag #CDNWomen today, covering the issues of women pursuing leadership roles in the workplace. Keep reading for a recap of what we said during a fascinating discussion. 

These and other questions will be tackled on CDN’s Twitter chat on the topic of women in the channel as equal and valued leaders on Thursday, May 29 at 1 p.m. ET until 2 p.m. ET. Use the hashtag #CDNWomen.

Join our two guest experts: Corinne Sharp (@CorinneSharp), president of Sharp Perspective Inc., a former head of the reseller and channel distribution division of Microsoft Canada; and Jennifer Johnson (@JJMarketerIM), senior director of marketing and North America marketing strategy at Ingram Micro.

Jennifer will speak about her thoughts on women leading in the channel and Sharp will share her experiences as a female leader in the IT industry.

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

 

Q9. How can women address balance between work, family, career? (especially in tech, where people are always connected?)

 

Q10. Should women be treated exactly the same as men in the workplace, or should we acknowledge there is a difference?


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