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CompTIA’s Deborah Schildkraut Named on CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel List

May 16, 2022

Annual list recognizes women having a positive impact on the IT industry  

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Deborah Schildkraut to its Women of the Channel list for 2022.

This esteemed list honors the incredible accomplishments of female leaders in the IT channel. Those named on this annual list come from all corners of the IT channel — including vendors, distributors and solution providers whose vision, expertise and contributions make an impact on the industry every day.

Schildkraut is the vice president for global community engagement at CompTIA.

“As a life-long channel champion and an active volunteer, I was energized and excited to bring my extensive channel marketing and program development experience from IBM to CompTIA,” Schildkraut said. “I have been identifying significant ways to increase community collaboration, engagement and global perspectives across the various aspects of membership to strengthen how we support advancing the industry.”

By bringing innovative concepts, strategic business planning and comprehensive channel initiatives to life, these extraordinary women support partners and customers with exceptional leadership. CRN celebrates these women, who are so deserving of recognition, for their constant dedication to channel excellence.

“There is so much value we can provide across the industry, in a vendor-neutral way, by sharing research, critical use-cases, and experiences to advance IT needs, solutions, and bringing more support for diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Schildkraut.

"We are proud to once again recognize the remarkable leaders on this year’s Women of the Channel list. Their influence, confidence, and diligence continue to accelerate channel success significantly,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Their accomplishments will inspire others, and we look forward to witnessing their future contributions to the channel.”

CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for unlocking the potential of the tech industry and its workforce.

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