Caylent's Gender Parity Award Win at CRN


Caylent, a leading AWS Premier Tier cloud services company, wins the Gender Parity Award at the 2023 CRN Women of the Year Awards.

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 6, 2023 Caylent, a leading cloud services company helping businesses build competitive IP, was recognized by the CRN Women of the Year Awards as the winner of the Gender Parity Award at CRN’s Awards Gala held on December 5, 2023 in New York City. Hosted by The Channel Company, these awards honor exceptional women, companies, and allies who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation within the IT channel and tech industry.

“At Caylent, we are not content with merely achieving gender parity; we continuously strive to raise the bar and set new industry standards,” said Valerie Henderson, President and CRO, Caylent. “This recognition from CRN is truly a testament to a collective commitment to diversity and equity is deeply ingrained in Caylent’s DNA, guiding us towards a future where every ‘Caylien’ thrives, regardless of gender or background. We firmly believe that a diverse workforce ignites innovation and strengthens our connection with the customers and communities we serve.”

As the recipient of the Gender Parity Award, the CRN Women of the Year Awards celebrate Caylent’s remarkable commitment to driving positive change in the tech landscape through the company’s dedication to empowering gender parity and fostering an inclusive workspace. At the heart of Caylent’s DEI and gender parity initiatives is the Caylien Collective Board, established in 2022 to focus on four pivotal organizational pillars: community, empowerment, introspection and investment. Since the board’s inception, representation of women employees at Caylent has surged from 10% to nearly 25% of the company, while over half of Caylent’s leadership team is comprised of women. This award reflects Caylent’s dedication to fostering diversity, inclusion, and excellence in the industry.

"We are proud to recognize the remarkable accomplishments of Caylent and all the winners of the CRN Women of the Year Awards," said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. "These outstanding individuals, companies, and allies are reshaping the IT channel, inspiring future leaders, and contributing to the growth and innovation of the industry. We salute their achievements and look forward to their continued impact."

Criteria for the Gender Parity Award included a strong track record of nurturing talent among employees who are women as well as a demonstrated commitment to initiatives such as having a diverse workforce and a high percentage of women in leadership roles, along with efforts to support the professional development and growth of women throughout the organization.

The CRN Women of the Year Awards are a testament to the influence of women, companies, and allies in driving meaningful change in the tech sector. The awards recognize not only individual achievements but also the collective efforts of organizations dedicated to advancing diversity and driving progress.

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About Caylent

Caylent is a cloud native services company that helps organizations bring the best out of their people and technology. We are living in a software-defined world where technology is at the core of every business. To thrive in this paradigm, organizations need to empower their people and processes through technology. Caylent is uniquely positioned to fuel that engine of innovation by bringing ambitious ideas to life for our customers. We work with customers to build, scale and optimize sophisticated cloud solutions using deep subject matter expertise to deliver world-class outcomes through an agile co-delivery model. 

Caylent was named Innovation Partner of the Year in 2022 and Rising Star Partner of the Year in 2021 by AWS. Caylent's core practice areas include Migration, Application Modernization, Data and Analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Native Application Development, and DevOps. Learn more at  

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The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert strategic 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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