Konica Minolta announced that CRN has named Jackie Dato, regional dealer manager for Konica Minolta, to its 2022 Rising Female Stars List. This annual list honors 100 up-and-coming, dedicated and driven women who are leaving their mark and making a difference for solutions providers throughout the IT channel.
Featuring a powerhouse list of nominees – hand-selected by the CRN editorial team and largely based on recommendations from channel chiefs and other channel management executives across the industry – this third annual list of Rising Female Stars represents extraordinary women who are working hard to help their channel partners find success. These IT channel standouts demonstrate an aptitude for growing their respective channel partner programs and initiatives through a variety of disciplines including marketing, channel program management and partner engagement.
Jackie Dato joined Konica Minolta three years ago, having spent 30 years in the office technology industry, rising from administrative sales roles to become a territory manager. Her efforts and results have been praised by her dealer partners, colleagues, vendors and senior management.
“We are so pleased to see Jackie’s hard work recognized with this well-deserved honor from CRN,” said Laura Blackmer, president, Dealer Sales at Konica Minolta. “Jackie brings a very high level of support to our mid-market dealer community in ways that are both efficient and effective. This allows our dealer partners to grow their business with us, including diversifying their portfolios, and also to become more profitable.”
“CRN’s 2022 Rising Female Stars list highlights the women poised to become tomorrow’s channel leaders and luminaries who consistently demonstrate dedication to IT channel innovation and excellence. All of these women are helping to create a brighter future for the IT industry,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “On behalf of the Channel Company and CRN, I want to congratulate all the honorees. The change these rising leaders are helping to enact today will define the IT channel for many years to come.”