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101 Women We Admire in Sales and Marketing

Today is International Women’s Day—a day that one of my personal heroes Leslie Knope (heroes can be fictional characters, right?) thinks is the best day of the year. Here’s proof:

Image Courtesy of NBC

Okay, so Leslie was referring to Galentine’s Day but I’m sure she’d agree that International Women’s Day is equally awesome and important.

Observed since the 1900s, International Women’s Day is intended to commemorate the movement for women’s rights. But it also serves as an important reminder that while we’ve made strides when it comes to gender equality, there’s still plenty of work to be done—especially in the workplace.

In fact, last year’s Global Gender Gap Report estimates it will take 217 years to achieve gender parity given the current rates of change.

Yikes. If you’re impatient like me (and Leslie Knope), you’re not willing to wait that long.

But it isn’t all doom and gloom.

The same report shows that when women are represented in leadership roles, more women are hired into those organizations—seeding the next generation of female leaders and resulting in the gender equity we need in the workplace.

All this got me thinking. Who are the female leaders that inspire me? And what about my sales and marketing colleagues here at Seismic—who do they admire?

So I asked. And the result is a list of intelligent, fierce, amazing women who are helping to change the perception of what it means to be a leader in sales and marketing.

Without further ado, here’s our list of some of the women we admire and inspire us to be great leaders ourselves.*

101 Women We Admire in Sales and Marketing

Adriane Maron – Apptio

Aimee Bourke Foster – Franklin Templeton

Alexandra Gobbi – SecureWorks
@alexandra_gobbi

Ali McCarthy – Brinker Capital

Ali Vance – Denver Investments

Allison Snow – Forrester
@allisonsnow

Ann Handley – MarketingProfs
@MarketingProfs

Ann Lewnes – Adobe
@lewnes

Anne-Marie McConnon – BNY Mellon
@mcconnona

Ashley Brown – U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management

Betsy Lee – Wellington Management

Cara Kriwet – Philips

Carole Anne Sheppard – Federated Investors

Carol Myers – Rapid7
@CarolJMyers

Carolyn Van Putten – LMCG Investments

Catherine Blades – Aflac
@CHBlades

Cathy Rowell – Nectar
@CathyGRowell

Charlotte Blackwell – American Express Global Business Travel

Cherie Gartner – DXC Technology

Christine Polewarczyk – SiriusDecisions
@Christine_mktg

Cristin McMullin – GMO

Diane Vieira – Leerink Partners

Eileen Brooker – Proofpoint

Elaine Leavenworth – Abbott
@ELeavenworth

Elizabeth Marvin-Smith – HighVista Strategies

Fara Hain – Zerto
@FaraJHain

Fiona Shanley – Travelport

Hannah Maslar – Glassdoor

Heather Cole – SiriusDecisions

Heidi Hahn – Associated Bank

Heidi Kaufman – Torchlight

Jazmin Jourdain – Baron Funds

Jen McSorley – Federated Investors

Jennifer Jackson – Teradata

Jill Konrath – JILL KONRATH
@jillkonrath

Joann Chatfield – MoneyGram International

Judy Snow May – Pax World

Julie Beck – Apptio

Juliette Rizkallah – SailPoint Technologies

Kaila Crowley – Glassdoor

Kandra Vu – Mobile Iron
@kandravu

Karen Eisenbach – Voya

Karen Hopkins – EY

Karen Quintos – Dell
@KarenHQuintos

Karen Walker – Cisco
@KarMWalker

Karen Walsh – MFS Investment Management

Kathleen Pierce – Illumina

Kathleen Voboril – Elekta

Kay Du Fernandez – Konica Mintola Business Solutions
@kaydufernandez

Keisha James – GE Power

Kelly Sennatt Esten – Toast
@KellySennatt

Kristie Helms – State Street
@kristiehelms

Laura Byrne – LiquidNet

Laura Ramos – Forrester
@lauraramos

Laura Wilbanks – Equifax

Linda Boff – GE
@lindaboff

Linda Sherman – NCR

Lisa Aubert – Cochlear

Lisa Milburn – Bank of Montreal
@lisa_milburn5

Lisa Pope – Epicor
@lisacpope

Lucianne DeCicco – PIMCO

Madelyn Hernandez – Matrix42

Marcy Campbell – Braintree

Maria Winans – IBM Watson
@MariaWinans

Marty Willis – Nuveen

Mary Beth Moynihan – Boston Scientific
@MoynihanMB

Mary Shea – Forrester
@sheaforr

Meg Guarente – dataxu

Melissa Hilbert – Gartner
@MelissaAHilbert

Mia Shernoff – First Data

Michelle Calcutt – Aviva Investors

Michelle Dunlop – Russell Investments

Michelle Groff Burling – Hitachi Vantara
@mgroffburling

Michelle Johnston – Intel
@mjholthaus

Michelle Peluso – IBM
@Michelleapeluso

Michelle Pouliot – Brown Brothers Harriman

Monique Bonner – Akamai

Nancy Maluso – SiriusDecisions
@nmaluso1

Nancy Nardin – Smart Selling Tools
@sellingtools

Neenu Sharma – GE Digital

Nika Stracabosko – Credit Suisse

Pat Venters – IDEXX
@p_venters

Paula Kelley – The Dreyfus Corporation

Peggy Magrish – Federated Investors

Phyllis Davidson – SiriusDecisions
@phyllismusings

Rachael Moore – AmerisourceBergen

Rakhi Voria – Microsoft
@rakhivoria

Renee Baker – Carillon Tower Advisors

Riham El-Lakany – Freddie Mac

Shannon Talbert Hadfield – Schneider Electric

Sharon Driscoll – IBM

Sharon McGowan Spinelli – Avid
@sharonmcgspin

Sona Jepsen – FIS Global

Stephanie Berry – Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Sue Barsamian – Micro Focus

Sue Malenfant – Forrester

Susan Felke – Illumina

Tellye Hedrick – Lockton Companies

Tracey Newell – Proofpoint

Trish Bertuzzi – The Bridge Group

Vicki Terpening – Baker Hughes

*Please keep in mind that there are many women leaders we admire and this list is not meant to be all-inclusive! 


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