As you all know, I remain committed to evangelizing the message and reinforcing the business benefits of companies ensuring that they have more diverse and inclusive sales teams. My guest in this interview is also a committed evangelist and supporter of women in sales. I talked with Alexandra Adamson who is the Executive Director of Women In Sales Everywhere (WISE), a digital platform dedicated to developing the next generation of female sales leaders. She is also the Head of Organizational Strategy at CloserIQ, a modern recruitment firm offering a holistic talent solution for building engaged, diverse and high-performing sales teams and parent company to WISE.
We kicked off the interview talking about what led to the creation of the Women in Sales organization, which since I talked to Alexandra has become known as WISE – Women in Sales Everywhere.
You’ll hear about:
- The goals of the organization, which include mentoring and helping to bring more women into sales and to train women for leadership positions. How Alexandra’s background in hiring sales teams illuminated this issue because she saw so many companies (from agency recruiting days and then in Venture Capital) struggle with hiring and retaining women on their sales teams.
- Some of the consistent themes that surface in the conversations happening at WISE events.
- The focus – the what and how – versus some of the typical networking or women-focused events in the market.
Listen and enjoy the interview!
Alexandra Adamson is the Executive Director of Women In Sales Everywhere (WISE), a digital platform dedicated to developing the next generation of female sales leaders. She is also the Head of Organizational Strategy at CloserIQ, a modern recruitment firm offering a holistic talent solution for building engaged, diverse and high-performing sales teams and parent company to WISE.
Previously, Alexandra was the Director of Talent at Bowery Capital, a seed-stage venture capital fund where she worked with the firm’s entrepreneurs on their human capital strategies including talent architecture, executive search, performance management, and compensation design. Prior to Bowery Capital, she was the Director of Account Management at Betts Recruiting where she scaled sales teams at high growth companies such as Zenefits, Marketo, Rubrik and Meraki.
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