The CRN Women in Channel Awards take place every year to shine a light on the IT leaders, influencers, exceptional employees and role models who will inspire the next generation. We’re extremely proud to have five of our wonderful women nominated. Meet Jane, who is nominated for the Sales Employee of the Year award.
Name: Jane Emerson
Job title: Client Director
Nominated for: Sales Employee of the Year
What’s your favourite part of the job?
Working with the great people at Logicalis, I am only as good as the team around me.
What did you want to be when you were young?
No idea, still deciding on that one!
What is the proudest achievement in your career?
Last year I turned around what was looking like the worse year of my career into one of the most successful - knowing that against all odds, if you believe in yourself, you can achieve most things. My colleagues also rallied, and it was a pleasure to work with them throughout this period, they never lost faith in me and I will always remember that.
What’s something interesting you have done over the last year?
I have been the first to sell some of our new go to markets this year. I found that challenging and interesting, working with new teams and in new areas, embracing change has been a positive experience at Logicalis this year.
How have you acted as a role model to other women in business? And what do you think would encourage more women into technical roles?
For me its not about being a woman or a man – its about being good at what you do, believing in yourself and putting the customer at the centre of everything we do. The simple things make all the difference. Treat people as you wish to be treated yourself, and that goes for colleagues as well as customers.
That said we do need more equality in this industry, equal pay especially – when I sit in a meeting, I am often the only female in the room, its not about being a woman it’s about your abilities and capabilities to do the job, if you get that right gender is secondary – whatever sex you are!