HPE is leading the way for the Channel

May 16, 2024 | Simon Ewington, VP, Worldwide Channel & Partner Ecosystem
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Leadership
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Partner Focus

HPE women executives recognized by CRN

In this article
  • 12 HPE women leaders were named on CRN’s “2024 Women of the Channel” list for their exceptional channel leadership
  • Out of the 12 leaders named, 3 were further honored as CRN “Power 100” leaders, a distinguished recognition for those whose influence drives channel success

I’ve had the chance to work with many leaders throughout the three decades I’ve spent at Hewlett-Packard Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. While it’s good to have diverse opinions and problem-solving skills, I believe a key factor of success in any leader is the ability to see opportunity and seize it. That is never more true than when a leader is working with partners who span all routes to market and operate around the world. At the end of the day, any opportunity to work with partners means we are focused on doing our best for customers.

Here at HPE, partnership is in our DNA. We approach the relationship with each partner with the intent to help them help customers achieve their business goals. Beginning with our market-leading innovation, we work with partners to develop and deepen their expertise to ensure customers are working with the best of the best.

Laser focused

To achieve this, I am privileged to lead a global organization that provides the marketing, services, programs, and sales support our partners need to win deals and deliver results. Our results show that it’s a model that works and we remain laser focused on working with resellers, managed service providers, global system integrators, and distributors. Each route to market differs on how they support their customers, yet one aspect is consistent: they all need strong leadership to seize opportunities to win.

The leaders in the HPE Channel & Partner Ecosystem organization are seasoned professionals who are passionate about what they do. It’s an honor to work with each of them. I know they do great work, and it’s wonderful validation when their skills and strengths are recognized and lauded by the media. 

“This Women of the Channel annual list serves as a guide showcasing top leaders who are dedicated to continuous advancement of the channel”

On May 13, 2024, 12 of the women who work with partners at HPE were recognized by CRN on their “2024 Women of the Channel” list. The CRN Women of the Channel list recognizes women who “demonstrate exceptional channel leadership, strategic vision, and advocacy that impacts business growth and innovation in the IT channel. This annual list serves as a guide showcasing top leaders who are dedicated to continuous advancement of the channel.”

Congratulations to: 

  • Erika Araujo
  • Laura Cox         
  • Mary Hagerson 
  • Beth Jensen
  • Lorena Little
  • Donna Lowe
  • Rhonda Phelan
  • Molly Remington 
  • Laura Seymour
  • Pamela Sharma
  • Robin Shively 
  • Cheri Wesinger 

“The Power 100 list is a prestigious achievement that recognizes an elite subset of honorees on the 2024 Women of the Channel list”

Of this impressive group, three women were called out as “Power 100” leaders, putting a well-deserved spotlight on the women executives whose insight and influence help drive channel success. According to CRN, “The Power 100 list is a prestigious achievement that recognizes an elite subset of honorees on the 2024 Women of the Channel list who are an inspiration to others and show deep dedication to leadership, elevating their own organizations and the broader IT channel ecosystem.” Well done, Beth Jensen, Laura Seymour, and Cheri Wesinger. 

Please join me in congratulating these leaders for their unwavering dedication to partners!

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