Dell Technologies Partner Organization Works to Advance and Empower Women in Technology

first_imgAt Dell Technologies, we are deeply committed to driving human progress. Through our reach, technology and people we strive to create a positive and lasting impact on humankind and the planet. Cultivating inclusion and transforming lives are two areas of focus that will help us achieve our Dell Technologies 2030 social impact goals. Both inform our dedication to diversity and inclusion. Whether through internal employee resource groups or external programs, we strive to support inclusivity and diversity initiatives.One of these external programs is the Dell Technologies Women’s Partner Network (WPN), which is comprised of professional women and supporters from within both Dell Technologies and our global partner community. Led by Executive Sponsor, Cheryl Cook, Senior Vice President of Global Partner Marketing – and working in collaboration with Dell Technologies’ diversity and inclusion initiatives – the WPN is dedicated to advancing and empowering women in technology through access to resources, special events, and leadership and by creating a global community that facilitates relationship-building, mentorship, and business growth.The Women’s Partner Network champions diversity inclusion within the channel and global communityThe Dell Technologies WPN produces, attends and sponsors a number of industry and community events and give-back initiatives each year – most recently International Women’s Day, the Krewe of Amalee City Takeover for Good charity event and DeLand Dog Parade (which supported over 20 different charities and causes) and many of The Channel Company’s Women of the Channel events.We consider the Women of the Channel event series to be an integral driver of progress for women in our industry. These events include keynote sessions from inspirational women leaders, development and networking opportunities, and offer women in the channel a chance to lift one another as we advance. In December 2019, Dell Technologies was a Premier Sponsor of The Women of the Channel Leadership Summit East (WOTC East).In addition to the leadership and connection, these women are passionate about giving back and serving community. Over the last year, the Dell Technologies WPN donated more than $137,000 to charities. WPN has been a proud underwriter of [email protected] (the charitable arm of The Channel Company) for many years, partnering with them to serve and give back at three volunteer events each year.One of our recent and memorable highlights was our give-back in December with chosen charity partner, Willow International.  Willow International’s mission is to “end human trafficking through restoration, prevention, and partnership.” Following an emotional session focused on Willow International’s lifesaving mission, attendees worked together to assemble more than 120 care packages for victims of human trafficking.Celebrating the exceptional Women of the Channel and their contributions to the IT channelOn May 11, CRN announced its 2020 Women of the Channel. We are honored to announce that this esteemed list includes 47 women from across Dell Technologies, including VMware. This represents the largest number of Dell Technologies women selected by the CRN editorial team to join its list of “exceptional women acclaimed for their contributions to channel advocacy, growth, thought leadership, and dedication to the IT channel.”“We are thrilled and humbled by the inclusion of 47 Dell Technologies leaders on CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel list. Being able to honor these remarkable leaders for their outstanding accomplishments is at the heart of what our Women’s Partner Network stands for and is core to helping to drive our Dell Technologies 2030 goals,” shared Holly Delgado, Global Lead for the Dell Technologies WPN.Eight of these women – Dell Technologies’ Cheryl Cook, Erica Lambert, Joyce Mullen, Shawn Trotter, and Mary-Catherine Wilson; and VMware’s Jenni Flinders, Anna Dorcey, and Amanda Banker – were also named to CRN’s 2020 Power 100 list. The Power 100 is an elite subset of the Women of the Channel; and represents “the most powerful women leaders across IT channel organizations.Join the Dell Technologies Women’s Partner NetworkWe encourage our partners to join the WPN and to connect with industry peers and like-minded women, share best practices and access tools and resources to help grow their businesses and thrive with Dell Technologies.last_img read more

Mexicans dying from adulterated alcohol as beer runs dry

first_imgBeer stocks were depleted within a month, and in some areas the prices of what was left doubled, according to industry sources.Many of the 53 deaths in central Puebla province have been linked to a wake where people drank moonshine containing methanol that in non-lethal doses can cause blindness and liver damage.Twenty-three people died in the hours following the gathering in the town of Chiconcuautla, according to authorities.The town’s mayor said the popular “refino” drink, made from sugarcane, had been adulterated.  ‘Who would have thought?’ In Yucatan, where 38 people have died so far, victims unknowingly drank methanol in their usual “pajaretes” — a common cocktail that includes milk, coffee, vanilla and brand-name sugarcane alcohol.Humberto Macias, 36, said he saw three of his relatives die within days of each other after drinking a pajarete cocktail, made using a trusted brand of alcohol.”We had always drunk it, including myself, many people. Who would have thought it was like this?” Macias said.In the Yucatan peninsula town of Acanceh, seven people have died from alcohol poisoning.”It’s the first time I’ve heard of a case like this. I don’t remember anything similar,” the town’s mayor Felipe Medina told AFP.In Veracruz, Morelos and Yucatan, investigators are still trying to determine what drinks the victims consumed. Scores of Mexicans are dying from drinking adulterated liquor, a consequence of the shortage of mainstream alcoholic beverages during the coronavirus pandemic, authorities say.The first of at least 138 deaths in recent weeks occurred at the end of April in the western state of Jalisco, a month after the government declared a health emergency over the spread of COVID-19.Much of Mexico has run out of beer after factories were shut down along with other non-essential firms. Mafia trade Gangs specializing in bootleg booze are trying to take advantage of the lack of alternative alcohol sources during the shutdown. “They usually have very well-structured mafias, and some escape the surveillance of the authorities,” Ricardo Cardenas of the Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risks told AFP.”We presume that, as a result of this shortage and demand being very high, some people are offering or trying to sell methanol instead of ethyl alcohol,” said Denis de Santiago, head of Sanitary Risks in Jalisco.Methanol is used in fuel, solvents and antifreeze.The country’s largest beer producers, Grupo Modelo — which makes the popular Corona beer — and Heineken, which makes Sol, halted production in early April.Alcohol sales have been banned in some states, including Yucatan. In others, alcoholic beverages can only be purchased at certain times.Some drinks companies have switched production to antibacterial gel that they are donating to the federal government and health workers.center_img German Hernandez said his father died after being poisoned by a drink known locally as “tejon” — a blend of brandy with tejocote fruit (a type of hawthorn), in the Puebla town of Cacaloxuchitl.”They sell it in the stores, and you can buy it and take it out. My father began trembling and feeling weak. He told us he felt bad, and we took him to the hospital,” Hernandez told AFP.”This has never happened before.” Deaths have also been recorded in the central state of Morelos, and Yucatan and Veracruz in the east. Topics :last_img read more

Kaizer Chiefs coach quits after Cup loss sparks crowd violence

first_imgFounded in 1970, they are the most popular and successful football club in the republic, capable of drawing 90,000 crowds for friendly matches.However, attendances have dropped alarmingly this season for most matches as the side struggled in league and cup competitions.Chiefs have traditionally preferred foreign coaches over locals and will reportedly look to Europe for a successor to Komphela.Share on: WhatsApp Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Kaizer Chiefs confirmed Sunday that coach Steve Komphela had resigned after a South African FA Cup semi-final loss in Durban triggered crowd violence.Club official Bobby Motaung told reporters: “The coach is stepping down with immediate effect. The results are not happening.“Steve has done a great job for Kaizer Chiefs but, unfortunately, if it is not meant to be, it is not meant to be.” A police spokesman said there had been two violence-related arrests and more were expected.Chiefs were fined 250,000 rand (about $20,500/17,000 euros) this week after supporters flung missiles at Komphela after a heavy league loss in Soweto this month.center_img Former South Africa captain and centre-back Komphela failed to win a trophy during three seasons in charge and his contract was due to expire this June.After the shock 2-0 FA Cup defeat by Free State Stars Saturday, some of the crowd ran amok, severely assaulting a female security guard at Moses Mabhida Stadium in the Indian Ocean city.They also trashed TV cameras, audio equipment and advertising boards and burnt seats before being dispersed by police firing tear gas and stun grenades.last_img read more