Twelve NTT leaders recognized on CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel List

Published By Pressat [English], Fri, May 13, 2022 9:34 AM

Debbie Anders, Christine Barr, Monica Benatti, Ruth Finkenbiner, Daniela Gärtner, Lisa D’aguilar-Jackson, Leigh Juul, Leslie MacDonald, Rika Nakazawa, Anusha Naidoo, Deidre Smith, and Rebecca Talley are recognized for their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the technology industry

Rika Nakazawa Group Vice President, New Ventures & Innovation at NTT Ltd.

Named to the CRN Women of the Channel Power 70 list

New York, 11 May 2022 — NTT Ltd., a world-leading global technology services provider, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named 12 of the company’s leaders to the highly coveted Women of the Channel list for 2022. This esteemed list honors the incredible accomplishments of women leaders 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.

As part of the 2022 Women of the Channel list, CRN is also highlighting an elite subset of 70 executives at solution provider organizations whose insight and influence in their respective companies help drive channel success. In recognition of her accomplishments, CRN® has named Rika Nakazawa, Group Vice President, New Ventures & Innovation, NTT Ltd., to the CRN Women of Channel Power 70 list for 2022. At NTT Ltd. Rika is driving vertically focused solutions and offerings for Industry 4.0. Rika is also co-founder and chairwoman of the impact venture, Strides AI, that is powering corporate high performance by delivering diversity in the C-suite and boardroom.

“We are thrilled to have a remarkable leader like Rika on our team and wholeheartedly congratulate her for being named to the Channel Power 70 list. Having 12 of our employees named to CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel is testament to the incredible group of women leaders we have the good fortune of working alongside here at NTT,” said Simon Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, NTT Ltd. Americas. “Christine, Daniela, Debbie, Deidre, Leigh, Leslie, Lisa, Monica, Anusha, Rebecca, Rika and Ruth are outstanding leaders within our company who create a vision and relentlessly drive it to completion.”

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 each of their constant dedication to channel excellence.

“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 significantly accelerate channel success,” 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.”

This year’s NTT honorees within the 2022 CRN Women of the Channel list includes:

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

About NTT

NTT Ltd. is a leading, global technology services company. To help our clients achieve their digital transformation goals, we use our global capabilities, expertise, and full-stack technology services delivered through our integrated services platform. As their long-term strategic partner, we help them enhance customer and employee experience, transform their cloud strategy, modernize their networks and strengthen their cybersecurity. And across their transformation priorities, we automate their business processes and IT, drawing insights and analytics from their core business data. As a global ICT provider, we employ more than 50,000 people across 57 countries, trading in 73 countries and delivering services in over 200 countries and regions. Together we enable the connected future. Visit us at

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end-users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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