You could say some things work pretty well in threes. A BLT or The Hanson Brothers might come to mind, but around Barracuda — the topic today is Lindsey Westbrook, Erin Shaw Crowley, and Lindsay Faria. In threes or not, we’re lucky to have their channel leadership on our side.
Here’s what you need to know about this prestigious award from CRN:
Recognition: CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.
Barracuda honorees: Lindsey Westbrook, senior channel program manager at Barracuda; Erin Shaw Crowley, marketing manager at Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda; and Lindsay Faria, director of partner marketing at Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda
CRN says: “These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company “They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel’s network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”
During the award process, CRN asked some great questions to each of the honorees — here’s what they had to say when asked, what advice they would give to young women who want to begin careers in technology?
“Entering a male-dominated industry is challenging, so I made it a mission to control the perception of my peers, customers, and partners by focusing on myself and always looking for new ways to learn. I would advise that you have a thirst for knowledge and ask questions, and learn all you can from different people about all different aspects of the business. Dive right in, and volunteer every chance you get because as women, we have the ability to multitask like no other. Wear many different hats, and wear them well — with style. And do it all with confidence.” – Lindsey Westbrook'Wear many different hats, and wear them well — with style. And do it all with confidence.' - Lindsey Westbrook Click To Tweet
“Don’t be afraid to follow your passion, and don’t be afraid if and when you face challenges in the workplace – they will only make you stronger in the long run. Make conquering your challenges and fears the definition of who you are.” – Erin Shaw Crowley'Make conquering your challenges and fears the definition of who you are.' - Erin Shaw Crowley Click To Tweet
“Don’t be afraid to say yes to things outside of your comfort zone. Take a job where you’ll feel challenged; then be resourceful and figure it out as you go. Your success will feel even sweeter if you can look back and see how much you’ve learned over time in that role. So ultimately, say yes to new experiences and opportunities. On the other hand, there is a time for ‘no’, as well. Learn when and how to say ‘no’. And of course, learn to advocate for yourself, and to advocate for others who need it.” – Lindsay Faria“Don't be afraid to say yes to things outside of your comfort zone.' - Lindsay FariaClick To Tweet
For more coverage of CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel Awards, you can visit:
Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda Awards Page – http://www.intronis.com/about-intronis/awards/
Lindsey Westbrook – http://wotc.crn.com/wotc2017-details.htm?w=301
Erin Shaw Crowley – http://wotc.crn.com/wotc2017-details.htm?w=171
Lindsay Faria – http://wotc.crn.com/wotc2017-details.htm?w=165