Location: Tempe, AZ
Number of years in current position: 6
Number of years involved with indirect sales: 16
Has an advanced degree (a degree higher than a bachelor's degree)
Has an MBA
Has worked for a solution provider organization
Has a mentor
Is a mentor
Has climbed a mountain
Can ride a horse
Has studied abroad
Has always wanted to be a teacher
Biography and Background:
I have worked in the human resources space in the channel for 16 years. This function has been critical to developing and advancing talent and hiring talent to compete and innovate in the industry. I am also responsible for implementing policies and programs that are innovative...and propel people forward.
How have you personally helped advance your company's channel business over the past year?
We have launched several leadership programs, including one at the executive level, that is coveted. Leadership development is at the forefront of our minds - and we are ensuring our leaders have the skills and talents that our teammates want from their managers. Our leadership development program allows us to promote internally about 50% of the time.
What are your goals for your company's channel business over the next year?
We have goals to lead the channel; and in order to do so, we must have hungry teammates who work in harmony with those around them...and we must have strong leaders.
What honors, awards, or commendations have you won over the past year?
Arizona Best Place to Work - large company category.
Outside of your family, please name a woman you admire and why:
Rosa Parks - the "first lady" of the Civil Rights Movement! She knew what was right, and she led with courage, despite the ramifications or consequences.
What advice would you give your 16-year-old self?
"You can learn something from everyone you interact with. Take it all in, and maintain a learning mindset."
If you could master any new job-related skill, what would it be and why?
I would become a master with social media - and be able to keep up with all going on around me, quickly and easily tossing irrelevant facts, but grabbing those that may be meaningful.
What's the best book you read this past year and why did you like it?
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact. We all have defining moments in our lives. What can we do, as women leaders, to create defining moments in other lives? Can we create lessons of growth from a workplace failure with our team members? Let's connect with others in meaningful ways.
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