Why should you care?more
Why should you care?more
I have been posting about women in sales and women in tech topics for over 5 years now. I started this blog as a side project when I first started working at HubSpot a little over 5 years ago. Lately I have been more focused on the topic of specifically women in sales (in tech). We just started an official women in sales group at HubSpot. We got approval from our VP of Sales on this and he is excited to see us launch.
Just going through this process of officially creating a women in sales group at our company made me think more about how other women in sales at other companies can do this. It got me thinking about how to get more women in sales from different companies together to network. I started thinking more and more about this whole area of women in sales. I want to help and I want to make a difference in our world, I always have. BUT, I have never truly known what I wanted my focus in life to be. Yes, I wanted to be a successful career woman. I wanted to be good at something. I think I am good at something. I think I have knowledge of something that could help other women and I want to make that my mission in life. Because if I don't have a mission in life then what is the point of all of this? I must take a stance on something and start to speak up about what I care in to make a change in the world.
Whenever I go to talks, panels, or networking events with entrepreneurs they always give advice about how to find your true calling. I listen to this advice A LOT.
They always talk about how you will know what you want to do in life when you are super passionate about that one thing. I always ask how you know what that one thing is that you should do full time as a job, as a company. How do you know?
I find myself saying things like, "I know I want to do something more. I know I want to start my own company or start something, at some point in my life, BUT I don't have an idea. I have no clue what I would start." I also love LOVE what I do here at HubSpot so just signing off and out of that will take A LOT for me. Why not do something on the side?more
What is more compelling and real than actually hearing what it is like to be a woman working in sales at a company you might consider working for?
The women in sales at your company should feel empowered to speak about what it is like to work at your company in sales. There are a few ways you can start to help spread the word of what it is really like to work in sales as a woman at your company.more
At HubSpot we are working hard on being a great place to work for women in tech. I personally have always been passionate about this subject...because I AM A WOMAN!more
I was talking with my colleague at a get together the other night about the feeling we have when we hit quota. We started talking about monthly quotas, quarterly quotas and yearly quotas and what people outside of sales really thought about sales reps and quotas. We had a discussion with sales people, marketing people and operational people about what it feels like hitting quota as a sales rep.more
Prior to joining the sales team at HubSpot, Mary Rogul worked for Monster.com specializing in the staffing vertical. With over 15 years of sales experience, Mary brings her entrepreneurial spirit and solid sales skills working with all levels of an organization from Owners of small one person companies to CEO's of large multi level corporations.
I decided that I wanted to start a series of posts where I share the stories of women working in sales. I thought what better place to start than my own office and my own company. I sent out an email to my friends and colleagues who are women working in sales here at HubSpot. The response was fast and these women (as I knew they would) had some great advice to share on how to get more women working in sales as well as why sales is a great career for women to pursue.more