HP Canada CEO Mary Ann Yule isn’t afraid to admit that she was once laid off by an employer.
“In retrospect, I learned it was good for me and I learned a lot from it,” she said in an interview with CRNtv. “As we get these jobs that men have traditionally had, men have had lay-offs in their lives so now women are going to have these experiences too.”
HP Canada named Yule as its leader in 2016. Before that, she was the vice president and general manager of CDW Canada. In an interview with CRNtv, she took a look back on her career and discussed the lessons learned along the way.
“Truly be authentic,” Yule advises to those looking to go in their careers. “Understand what turns you on and enjoy doing and then give everything you’ve got. I’m a huge proponent of work hard. You prepare yourself and then you work hard at what you do so you give it your best all the time.”
New #Janette’s TV episode – As the leader of HP Canada Co., Mary Ann Yule’s central focus is delivering innovative technology that makes life better for all consumers, businesses and public sector organizations. In her role, she is responsible for all aspects of HP Inc.’s business and operations in Canada, including its market-leading portfolio of printers, personal computers, commercial 3D printing technology, workstations, solutions, and services.
With over 20 years of leadership experience in the Canadian technology sector, Mary Ann has a proven track record of consistently delivering results with high customer loyalty, particularly in the government, health care, and education verticals. At HP, she has executed on the company’s reinvention strategy in Canada, delivered breakthrough market results across the portfolio and solidified HP’s standing as the most environmentally responsible IT company in Canada. She has also committed to leading the industry on diversity and inclusion efforts, which includes reversing the trend of under-representation of women in technology and leadership.
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Mary Ann Yule is the President and CEO of HP Canada Co., a trailblazer in innovative personal computing devices, printers, 3D printing, and related services and solutions. A leading technology company in Canada, HP is focused on creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere, while championing diversity, sustainability, and corporate responsibility in every community where it does business.
Since joining in 2015, Yule's proven track record of driving results continues to deliver breakthrough market outcomes across HP’s portfolio. She is credited with establishing HP as the most sustainable technology company in Canada as well as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in Canada (2018). She is committed to spearheading inclusive best practices with more than half of her senior leadership team being female.
Prior to joining HP, Yule served as Vice President and General Manager of CDW Canada, Inc., driving business growth and national brand recognition. Under her leadership, CDW Canada ranked as the top technology solution provider in Canada, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
She holds a Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, attended Ryerson University’s Business program, and numerous professional accreditations, including Six Sigma Executive Champion.
Yule currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), Canada’s national information and communication technology business association championing the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. She is also a member of the 30% Club, an organization committed to building a strong foundation of business leaders to champion meaningful change in the gender balance of board and executive committees.
Based in Toronto, Canada, Yule is often quoted in the press and is a highly sought-after speaker on positive disruption driven by technology megatrends like 3D printing, sustainable impact, diversity and inclusion.
Canada’s Most Sustainable Technology Company: http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA7-0671ENCA&jumpid=in_r138_ca/en/corp/sustainabilityathpcanada/hero-banner-environmentally-responsible