Women in Tech

Tips for Finding Out What You Are Supposed to be Doing in Life - How to Notice Your "SPARK"

Posted by Ali Powell on May 20, 2015 9:00:00 PM

I have always thought that I was meant for something bigger. I have always thought that I was meant for something more. But, what is more? What is better? I still don't know and that is the dilemma that I face. I think many people (of all ages) face this as well. 

What am I supposed to be doing in life?


Topics: what should I be doing with my life, how to recognize your strengths, What to do with your life, how to find your spark in life, find your spark in life

There is a new kind of leadership brewing for millennial women at work and it's not aspiring to the c-suite

Posted by Ali Powell on Apr 3, 2015 10:55:28 AM

Going through my morning ritual of reading The BroadSheet today I found an article about how more and more women are not hoping or looking to become part of the C suite. @kayelbee, thank you for writing this article today. It definitely spurred me to think about what leadership really means in our companies today. 


Topics: Women in Tech, women in sales, c-suite, leadership for women, women in leadership

You are Perfect the Way you Are- Dove Hair: #LoveYourCurls Campaign is Lovely

Posted by Ali Powell on Jan 22, 2015 9:32:00 AM


The Top 4 Effects that Your Work Friends Have on Your Happiness Levels at Work

Posted by Ali Powell on Jan 21, 2015 7:00:00 AM

I haven't taken this well. I did a bad job at acknowledging that my colleagues and more importantly, my friends would one day leave the company that I work at. 


Topics: work friends, effects your work friends have on you, real stories about work

Remember not Every Woman at Your Company Wants More so Make it Obvious that You do

Posted by Ali Powell on Dec 18, 2014 10:48:08 AM

I read a post this morning from Sue Gardner in the LA Times on why women are leaving the tech space. One piece of the article really hit me and I wanted to explore why women might be leaving the tech space in general.


Topics: #morewomenintech, more women in tech, expose more women to tech jobs, more women in sales, get more women in sales, keeping women in tech

The New Trophy Wife is not Actually a Trophy but a Reminder of What Today's Man Wants in a Relationship

Posted by Ali Powell on Dec 17, 2014 8:42:28 PM

I read an article on the Huffington Post about the "new trophy wife" and what that should mean today. First off take a stab at reading this post about what the new trophy wife really means.  Then we can begin to discuss some ideas around what the ideal girlfriend or wife means these days to a successful man or successful entrepreneur. I truly believe that the idea of what a girlfriend or wife should look like has changed to a man. I am only going to talk to what I see in my life in this post. So just know I am 30 years old and most of my friends and people I associate with are in their 20s and 30s. Some are married, some are single, and some are in relationships. 


Topics: trophy wife today, today's woman, what is a trophy wife, equality in relationships, women with careers

Getting Called Bitch Means I'm Doing Something Right (in business)

Posted by Ali Powell on Dec 12, 2014 10:20:37 AM


Topics: more women in tech, more women in sales, get more women in sales

Train for Independence Early in Your Career with Your Significant Other, Life and Love is a Ballet

Posted by Ali Powell on Dec 11, 2014 9:55:00 AM

The other day we had Jules Pieri, the founder and CEO of the Grommet in to talk to our women at HubSpot group. It was a lovely talk and she is a great woman to learn from. 


Topics: life and love, relationships and work life balance, train for independence, love and your career, relationships and startups, work life balance

Do you Hate Cold Emailing and Cold Prospecting? Here is how you can get better at it

Posted by Ali Powell on Nov 19, 2014 3:33:06 PM

I went to a webinar today in between calls today on cold emailing. The guy who put on the webinar writes and talks about how to get through email.  He knows how to do cold emails (from what I read before the webinar) and so I decided to spend the hour blocked off and listening to his webinar to see what I could learn. 

I think of myself as a cold caller, cold sourcer, cold researcher. I like cold outreach. But, the more I think about it I guess I don't cold outreach or cold prospect at all (in the traditional sense).  I do lots of research to make sure that I am reaching out to someone who would likely have some reason to want to talk to me. 

A lot of people hate cold calling. Why wouldn't you? It is not fun to have someone pick up the phone and hang up on you. So, I know for me four years ago when I started to make outbound calls to setup meetings I thought to myself why the heck would I just pick up the phone and call someone without knowing anything about the person and what they might care about. So I have perfected this over the past 4 1/2 years. I don't call any old lead without a reason to call them. I work leads if there is a reason to work them. You want to pick the leads that you want to work because you have a reason to. Call on people and prospect people who you know have a  timely reason to maybe want to talk to you. If you do research you will find these people. 


Topics: sales prospecting, precall research, research in the sales process, timely sales process, more human sales prospecting, sales prospecting success stories

There is value in being really, truly present in all steps of your sales process as a sales rep

Posted by Ali Powell on Nov 18, 2014 5:03:00 PM

I was checking facebook in between calls today and came across a video that was done by Lululemon on being present. It made me think about life as I live it which in some capacity includes my job as a sales person. So I started to think about how personally (outside of work) I can be more present in my life. But that is not what this blog is about so I am going to write about how you can be more present as a sales rep. The video got me thinking about how as a sales person we need to be present in all forms of communication you have with your prospects. 


Topics: sales skills, sales coaching, today's sales rep, sales best practices

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