Appgate, the secure access company, announces that Tina Gravel, SVP of Global Channels and Alliances is among honorees on the inaugural Channel Futures DE&I 101 list. The list recognizes individuals from a variety of backgrounds who are driving diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the technology channel through their words, actions and leadership.
“The publication of this list represents a milestone for the industry and channel in raising the visibility of individuals who are truly at the center of change”
“I can think of a no more deserving recipient of this award than Tina,” said Barry Field, CEO, Appgate. “With her passion for elevating and encouraging women to pursue technology and cybersecurity careers, coupled with her own drive to help enterprises understand and reap the benefits of Zero Trust, she is an industry standard bearer for diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
The Channel Futures DE&I 101 list was created to spotlight dedicated, determined individuals working to eliminate industry discrimination. The need for DE&I has been acknowledged in the information and communications industries for years and many organizations have received attention for their DE&I programs. Channel Futures created this list to acknowledge the often-overlooked, grassroots efforts of individuals who start programs and keep momentum going.
“The publication of this list represents a milestone for the industry and channel in raising the visibility of individuals who are truly at the center of change,” said Robert DeMarzo, vice president of content, Informa Tech Channels. “These individuals are propelling their organizations forward when it comes to innovation, business growth and customer/supplier connections.”
Nominations for the premiere DE&I 101 list were solicited on the Channel Futures website. Applications were open to managers, leaders and individual contributors. All submissions were thoroughly reviewed by members of the Channel Futures editorial team with input from advisory board members.
“It’s been proven that a diverse workforce can make a company more innovative, productive and profitable,” said Kelly Danziger, general manager, Informa Tech Channels. “Our industry is constantly evolving to keep pace with advances in information and communications technologies and the workplace structure. It’s essential that the industry and the channel also evolve in step with the workplace demographics. Beyond making good business sense, it’s the right thing to do.”