Monthly Forum Part 2 | Women in Tech and Startups | sponsored by Remo

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This Monthly Forum brought together both Women in Tech and Startups from around the world.

Part 2 features a Talk by Janet Schijns: Keys to Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Women.

Janet Schijns is CEO of JS Group and a former Fortune 500 C-suite executive. She was named Channel Influencer of the year in March 2019 beating out a slate of nominees from the top tech firms in the world. She most recently was EVP and CMSO at Office Depot, where she led a major transformation to drive traction in IT services, generating recurring revenue from higher-margin solutions. Prior to that, she was the Chief Channel Executive, Chief Marketing Technologist and ran business products for Verizon Business. Additionally, Janet ran the channel organization for Motorola Enterprise and Government and is a noted and admired expert in the industry regularly appearing on the main stage at a variety of events.

She is a visionary leader who through innovation and transformational action-oriented plans drives tangible results. She is a seasoned presenter who captivates audiences with her simple yet powerful approach to the complicated world of the business of technology. She is dedicated to the advancement of Women in Technology, founding her not for profit “Tech World’s Half” in 2017 to address the issue of women dropping out of technology. Whether it is your business or your career – rapid growth is Janet’s mantra. Her clients regularly increase revenues by more than 40% and achieve unparalleled share growth in the markets they cover. Janet has spent the past two decades in technology, as an executive and as a consultant and trusted advisor. She has coached, mentored and counseled hundreds of Women in the industry to success and is regularly called upon to speak about empowering and advancing Women in the technology industry. She practices what she preaches having earned numerous industry channel awards, including three 5-Star Channel Program Awards (Motorola, Verizon and Cisco).

A native of the Garden state, she now resides in Florida with her husband Roy and has two children Sean (a real estate investor and entrepreneur) and Ashlyn (a college professor).


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