“I think realizing that you’re not alone, that you are standing with millions of your sisters around the world is vital.”

- Malala Yousfazai, 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 Board (WECAB) 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 WECAB, about the formation of WECAB and how our charter to build a pipeline of women leaders was born.

Elevate Sponsors

“I am compelled to promote and empower diversity and inclusivity within my own Financial Services Insurance vertical. WECAB provides me the forum to do this with insight, tools and a powerful network.”
Elizabeth Del Ferro
Vice President, Partner GTM
Duck Creek Technologies

Board Leadership Team

President

Heidi Lorenzen
SVP Marketing
Accela

VP, Finance

Robin Heisler
VP Finance & Operations
Knowledge Lake

VP, Operations

Jennifer Heard
Global VP, Mid-Market Sales, Red Hat, Inc.

VP, Marketing Communications

Terri Stephan, CEO
Ecuity Edge

VP, Fundraising

Lisa Stewart
SVP Cloud Alliances
Teradata, Inc.

VP, Community

Sharan Hildebrand
VP Strategic Alliances
Hitachi Solutions

Board Members

Christina Boe
VP National Sales
Catapult Systems

Chaitra Vedullapalli
Co-Founder & CMO Meylah, Co-Founder Women in Cloud

Elizabeth Del Ferro
VP Partner Go to Market
Duck Creek Technologies

Jennifer Didier
President
Directions Training

Jennifer Tomlinson
EVP Marketing
Qorus Software

Michelle Peterson
VP Operations, Strategy
Customer Experience, Rackspace

Prerna Goja
CEO
Zensa

Sonal Malavia
President
Cloud 9 Infosystems

Regina Manfredi
SVP US Sales
Crayon

Tina Pangle
VP Operations
Insight

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. Click here to learn more.

What Drives Our Team

WECAB 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.

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Aspire to Empower
 

Influence women leaders in tech to become accessible female role models and mentor a pipeline of leadership talent.

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Lead with Integrity
 

Cultivate an organization based on trust by leading with effectiveness and communicating authentically and honestly.

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Impact Equitable Outcomes

Action key skills and strengths to unlock equitable career and business opportunities.

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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. 

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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.