Hayley Roberts wins at CRN Women in Channel Awards 2021
Distology’s CEO, Hayley Roberts has won Role Model of the Year and Woman of the Year at the Women in Channel Awards 2021.
It’s been such an amazing seven days that it’s difficult to know where to start!
Actually, we do! It started on the 9th November in San Francisco when we were named Okta’s EMEA Distributor of the Year at Oktane22!
Then on November 10th, we held Disruptor Day at Blueprint London, where an impressive list of panellists educated and entertained an audience of partners and vendors before drinks and networking to round off the afternoon!
This was swiftly followed by not one, but two award wins at the prestigious CRN awards; we were named Distributor of the Year sub £250M, and our very own Hayley Roberts received the 2022 Industry Achievement Award!
So, for those that are interested, let’s fill in some of the details…
Firstly Oktane22, held in San Francisco, is a celebration of all things Okta! Our very own Zeta Stephensen even collected an award on behalf of one of our partners, as well as receiving our EMEA Distributor of the Year award along with Rob Darby!
Then on the 10th November Disruptor Day swung into action, despite the best efforts of TFL, with an entertaining keynote speech from Colin Brown, a deep dive into tech with the Delve panel, followed by a more personal take on the dehumanising effects of tech from the Disrupt panel. Attendee feedback has included comments such as:
“An informal yet professionally delivered event. A great speaker line up and delivered in an entertaining manner.”
“Nothing being pitched just good and thought-provoking conversation.”
And finally, as the team headed over to Battersea Park for the CRN Awards 2022, it was time to get our dancing shoes on for an evening full of fun, thrills and action!
Hosted at Evolution London, this award ceremony is not for the faint-hearted, having been named “the greatest awards in the channel”! Over 100 tables filled the space, flawlessly in tune with the masquerade theme of the evening.
As the clock struck 12, it was time for Distributor of the Year to be announced. We were up against some fierce competition: CI Distribution, Nuvias UK&I, Climb Channel Solutions and Origin Storage.
“Despite a turbulent year, they had great numbers and a fabulous message throughout their entry. The presentation and entry were both passionate, with commentary from all parts of their team, with great use of stats and client feedback to magnify their message of success.”
And after much anticipation, it was announced that we had done it! Distology are CRN’s Distributor of the Year sub £250M for 2022!
The fun and excitement didn’t stop there.
During our celebrations, another award was about to be announced. Distology’s CEO Hayley Roberts was called to the stage to collect the Editor’s Choice Industry Achievement Award!!
Despite the fact that we’re more than aware of Hayley’s many skills, from running a successful business, podcasting, supporting women in tech and milling around the country at speaking events we were still blown away with her wining this prestigious award!
That was a heck of a busy week and we’re still reeling!