Jan 17 2018

Ipswitch’s EVP and CMO Named Finalist in Prestigious 2018 Women in IT Awards

With Over 700 Nominations, Jeanne Hopkins is Shortlisted for Global Leader of the Year for Outstanding Leadership, Innovation and Business Success

BURLINGTON, Mass. – Jan. 17, 2018Jeanne Hopkins, Executive Vice President and CMO at Ipswitch®, the leader in award-winning and easy to use file transfer and network management software, has been named a finalist in the 2018 Women in IT Awards, the world's largest tech diversity event, in the Global Leader of the Year category. More than 1,100 business and tech leaders will convene at the fourth annual gala ceremony on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in London to further the cause of improving diversity and inclusion in the IT industry. Organized by Information Age in partnership with Amazon Web Services, the awards program is the leading initiative from the tech world to rectify the gender imbalance.

“Any time that I can bring attention to the importance of increasing diversity, decreasing negative stereotypes and placing focus on the valuable credentials and skills that women bring to the industry is a positive force,” said Jeanne Hopkins. “I am honored to be shortlisted among so many worthy women, and I congratulate all the finalists who are working hard to promote dialogue among industry influencers and make a difference in closing the long-acknowledged gender gap to move the IT industry forward.”

The Women in IT Awards showcases the achievements and innovation of women in technology and identifies new role models for young girls. This year’s awards attracted over 700 nominations. The awards ceremony is hosted in Grosvenor House Hotel’s prestigious Great Room and will be the largest tech-related diversity event, beating last year’s audience of 1,000 and bringing together the industry’s top stakeholders.

Jeanne is a business role model and leader for all women – both young and veteran workers. She leads Ipswitch’s worldwide marketing organization, building a metrics-based powerhouse to fuel demand for the company’s IT management tools, including WhatsUp® Gold network monitoring and MOVEit® secure file transfer. She held executive marketing roles at HubSpot, Symmetricom (now Microsemi), SmartBear, MarketingSherpa and Continuum. At HubSpot, Jeanne’s leadership helped the company land on the number two spot on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies by generating 50,000 net new leads per month.

Last year, Jeanne was named to the inaugural class of B2B Marketing Innovators in the category of Marketing Mentors by Demand Generation Report for thinking outside the box to develop and foster innovative strategies that move the B2B industry forward. She was also No. 3 on Social Media Marketing (SMM) Magazine’s list of Top CMOs on Twitter with now over 80,000 @jeannehopkins followers. She was also named to CRN’s 2016 Power 100, an elite subset of the annual Women of the Channel list.

Jeanne co-hosts Ipswitch’s PICNIC Podcast live show featuring industry guests who deliver tips and tricks to help lessen IT professionals’ headaches. She is an accomplished writer, advisor and speaker. She co-authored “Go Mobile,” a top-selling mobile marketing book on Amazon.com. Jeanne has been serving on the Advisory Boards of BrightInfo, Bedrock Data, the SLMA, and as a strategic advisor to Protinuum, Cyber Security Intelligence. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the MassTLC Sales and Marketing Group.

For the latest on the 2018 Women in IT Awards, on Twitter follow #WomenInITAwards and @womeninitawards.

For the list of finalists, visit: http://www.information-age.com/women-in-it-awards-2018-finalists-revealed-123470208/





About Ipswitch
With over 1 million users from tens of thousands of companies managing more than 150,000 networks in 116 countries, Ipswitch designs and develops industry-leading software that enables the easy delivery of 24/7 performance and security across cloud, virtual and on-premise environments. IT teams worldwide rely on 25 years of innovation to optimize and secure business transactions, applications and infrastructure with Ipswitch MOVEit® secure file transfer, Ipswitch WhatsUp® Gold network monitoring and Ipswitch WS_FTP®. Available directly or through strategic alliances with leading IT vendors and the company’s fast-growing global partner ecosystem, Ipswitch’s wide portfolio improves application and network performance, monitors diverse IT environments and ensures secure exchange of data that meets PCI, HIPAA, GDPR and other industry and government data security and regulatory requirements. 

The company has offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information, visit https://www.ipswitch.com/ or connect on LinkedIn and Twitter. To learn about Ipswitch’s strategic alliances or global network of partners, visit https://www.ipswitch.com/partners.

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