“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

Our Story

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.

Elevate Sponsors

“WECAN is extremely fortunate to bring aboard this diverse collection of leaders who have deep experience as leaders in the technology space,”
Jennifer Tomlinson
EVP of Marketing for QorusDocs

Network Leadership Team


Terri Stephan,
Founder & CEO
Ecuity Edge

VP, Finance

Robin Heisler
VP Global Finance

VP, Marketing

Heidi Bamburg
Technology Executive and Advisor,

VP, Operations

Heather Zindel
Founder, Bloom Consulting & Project Management Group, Inc.

VP, Women's Programming

Brea Starmer
Lions + Tigers

VP, Community

Jennifer Didier
Directions Training

VP, Member Success

Prerna Goja
Founder & CEO

VP, Business Development

Sharan Hildebrand
VP, Hitachi Group Companies

VP, Membership

Teasha Cable
CEO & Co-Founder

Network Members

Stephanie Beguin
General Manager, Azure Cloud Capacity Planning and Management, Microsoft

Christina Boe
SVP National Sales

Jeanette Dorazio

Sara Elkins
Vice President of Digital Shaker Recruitment Marketing

Melissa Franks

Cindy Grogan
General Manager
Flexera Security and Packaging

Jennifer Heard
Senior VP, Global Commercial Sales
Red Hat

Sonal Malavia
Cloud 9 Infosystems

Regina Manfredi
Executive Vice President, General Manager, Crayon

Tina Pangle
VP Digital Transformation
& Global COE

Sonal Patel
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & GTM, UiPath

Michelle Peterson
VP, Chief of Staff - CEO
Rackspace Technology

Lisa Stewart
SVP, WW Partner & Alliances

Andrea Sittig-Rolf

Jennifer Tomlinson
EVP Marketing

Our Vision

We envision a technology partner ecosystem where women constitute an equitable share of leadership roles.

Our Mission

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.

Core Values

We help companies provide more mentorship, more opportunities, and ultimately more equity for women in technology. 

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. 


Growth Mindset 

Belief that personal and professional growth occurs when challenges are embraced, and failures are seen as opportunities.

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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.