It’s now common at technology events to have a “Women in Technology” (WIT) panel, speech and reception. I’ve attended several of these over the past few years and witnessed that this important conversation has grown in popularity. Most technology events are nearly 90% male but there are exceptions. The recent SpiceWorld 2019 event in Austin, TX had, by my count, an attendee base that was at least 40% women. Last year’s SmartSheet Engage 2018 conference was at least 50% women. So what was the common thread at those two events? The conferences were focused on IT Pros that worked for enterprises and other existing business entities. These were not conferences for channel partners and managed services providers (MSPs).

In the WIT panels I’ve attended, there was a common theme about leaning into your career, boldly networking and getting a mentor on your side. I thought you might enjoy this kinda related article about more women starting businesses HERE. That dovetails into idea of starting your own MSP practice. Also – a shout out to the IAMCP, a trade group representing Microsoft Partners, for its WIT advocacy and building up a WIT special interest group (SIG)

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