Each year the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA), strives to recognize outstanding women contributors to the field of sales lead management. SLM Founder James Obermayer said, "The 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management teach, sit on for-profit and non-profit boards, write, mentor, lead teams, sell, and market. In their own ways they know that sales lead management is revenue management and they take this message to the marketplace. They create wealth for their employers and the companies they lead, and we are pleased to spotlight their accomplishments."
This is a nomination program and it is judged by industry leaders. Nominations are submitted, each is read by a panel and the results are tabulated and announced.
This is what industry notables have to say about the 20 Women to Watch Annual Recognition Program:
Jeanne Hopkins, Sr. VP and CMO of Continuum Managed Services, LLC, said “Tina Fey once said ‘You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.’ That alone is one reason that being part of the Top 20 Women in Sales Lead Management is so critical to your business success. I know, from experience, that companies are proud of the nominees and being selected is one more validation that you are a revenue producer for your firm.”
“Recognizing top women in sales lead management is essential,” said Jill Konrath, author of SNAP Selling and Selling to Big Companies . “I strongly encourage everyone to submit the names of their creative, hard-working female colleagues who strive every day to increase the quantity and quality of leads coming into their companies.”
Richard Brock, CEO of Sales Talk Technologies said, “I commend all those who are nominated for this prestigious award. All of us in the industry recognize and applaud the strong leadership and vision that the SLMA Top 20 women contribute to this fast-paced and competitive industry.”
Erika Goldwater, Vice President of Marketing for ANNUITAS commented, “There are many amazing women in sales and marketing leadership today transforming the industry and the ways we view leadership. Take the time to nominate one of the colleagues that you admire and help them achieve recognition for their accomplishments. As women, we don’t acknowledge ourselves as much as we should for our achievements – SLMA helps us address this with this list.”
Trish Bertuzzi, President and Chief Strategist of The Bridge Group, Inc. said, “It is an honor to be part of the SLMA’s Women to Watch Program. It’s exciting to watch the convergence of sales and marketing strategies to form ever stronger pipelines. The women on this list lead that charge! “
Ruth P. Stevens, President of eMarketing Strategy, added “SLMA’s 20 Women to Watch provides an important opportunity to laud the many women in the world of B2B demand generation, whose contributions otherwise go unrecognized. I was proud to be so honored… It’s a real shot in the arm.”
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