“I think realizing that you’re not alone, that you are standing with millions of your sisters around the world is vital.”
- Malala Yousafzai, the world's youngest Nobel Laureate
Fortune 50 tech companies recognize the challenges regarding equitable leadership roles for women and the lack of accessible female roles models.
Therefore, a strategic board of executive women with diverse experiences and influence was created to address the disparity of women within the industry.
Women Executives Channel Advisory Network (WECAN) is a group of senior leaders in influential technology companies, with a common passion for lifting up and normalizing women in leadership roles in technology companies.
Hear from Microsoft’s Sherlaender “Lani” Phillips, Vice President, US Channel Sales and Founder of WECAN, about the formation of WECAN and how our charter to build a pipeline of women leaders was born.
Network Leadership Team
VP Finance & Operations
Global VP, Mid-Market Sales, Red Hat, Inc.
VP, Marketing Communications
Terri Stephan, CEO
SVP Cloud Alliances
VP Strategic Alliances
VP National Sales
Co-Founder & CMO Meylah,
Co-Founder Women in Cloud
Elizabeth Del Ferro
VP Partner Go to Market
Duck Creek Technologies
VP Operations, Strategy
Customer Experience, Rackspace
Cloud 9 Infosystems
SVP US Sales
We envision a technology partner ecosystem where women constitute an equitable share of leadership roles.
As catalysts for positive growth, we leverage our experiences and sphere of influence to mentor, empower, and elevate women leaders in the technology partner ecosystem, so they can access equitable career and business opportunities and impact channel success.
We help companies provide more mentorship, more opportunities, and ultimately more equity for women in technology. Click here to learn more.
What Drives Our Team
WECAN is built on a proven set of core values that guide us every day as we strive to provide companies with more mentorship, more opportunities, and ultimately more equity for women in technology.
Aspire to Empower
Influence women leaders in tech to become accessible female role models and mentor a pipeline of leadership talent.
Lead with Integrity
Cultivate an organization based on trust by leading with effectiveness and communicating authentically and honestly.
Impact Equitable Outcomes
Action key skills and strengths to unlock equitable career and business opportunities.
Culture of Inclusion
Motivate women in tech to lead with grace, empathy and transparency to create an inclusive culture and change the face of innovation.
Belief that personal and professional growth occurs when challenges are embraced, and failures are seen as opportunities.
Catalyst for Change
Inspire women leaders to use their voice to disrupt and transform the status quo and close the gap in tech leadership diversity.
What Is Holding You Back?
The Strongest Predictor of Success
With rates of change at exponential rates, the strongest predictor of success is a company’s ability to respond to change. Diversity of perspectives inherently yield more innovative solutions. Together, we can do more than we can do alone. Let’s bring our abilities and passions together to affect real change. There are many ways to join us and support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, sponsorship, and ways that you can get our message to other amazing women you call friends and family.