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ChannelNet Founder’s Survival Tips for Women Business OwnersNearly three decades after founding ChannelNet, tech entrepreneur Paula Tompkins still finds that she is frequently the only woman in the room. The room is friendlier now than it first was when she was the only woman working in General Electric’s marketing and sales department. Yet, the female tech executive still typically finds herself in the minority. Studies show that while 50 percent of small businesses are female owned, the percent of female-founded technology companies remains in the single digits.

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