Cloud Girls is honored to have amazingly accomplished, professional women in tech as our members. We take every opportunity to showcase their expertise and accomplishments – promotions, speaking engagements, publications and more. Now, we are excited to shine a spotlight on one of our members each month.
January Cloud Expert of the Month is Jean O’Neill
Jean O’Neill, Vice President of Channel at Cyxtera, has over 20 years of technology industry experience with deep expertise within Channel. She was instrumental in building the Channel Programs at Rackspace, Terremark/Verizon, and Involta. Additionally, she has counseled, mentored and supplied Channel consulting to companies in their initial stages, laying proper foundations to insure successful Channel/Alliances programs. O’Neill is an early and active member of Cloud Girls who are advocates dedicated to educating themselves and their stakeholders about the vast and dynamic cloud ecosystem. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Kennesaw State University.
What do you value about being a Cloud Girl?
The sorority and support of women who I hold in such high esteem.
What advice would you give to your younger self at the start of your career?
You may not have chosen the easy path, but you chose the right path.
What is the best professional/business book you’ve read and why?
“Now, Discover Your Strengths” by Donald O. Clifton & Marcus Buckingham because it greatly contributed to the realization that my time and efforts are best used sharpening my strengths while identifying others to utilize their strengths to augment mine.
What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?
Equal pay, equal opportunity.