Last week, LiveIntent’s Women With Intent hosted its first networking event at our headquarters in NYC. The event included a panel on the topic, “The Challenges and Opportunities of Leadership in Tech” and featured inspiring women in tech, Janine Gianfredi, CMO of the US Digital Service at the White House, Liberty Kelly, Head of Sales, Americas at Spotify, and Erin Madorsky, SVP of Sales at Viant, a Time, Inc. Company.
The women shared with the audience their experiences throughout their careers and what contributed to where they are today. They also provided advice to young people just starting in tech and how they can contribute to their organizations, step up, ask for more and not apologize for their hard work.
Each of the panelists also named a book that they felt has helped guide them along the way:
1. True North by William George
2. The Third Wave by Steve Case
3. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
Women With Intent will have a panel series in 2017 with more incredible women from our industry. In the meantime, three LiveIntenters describe what they enjoyed most about the panel:
“I particularly identified with Liberty as I’m a sales woman in the tech industry as well, which can be a huge challenge. A key takeaway for me was making an effort to implement all the tactics that were spoken about, such as acknowledging people’s contributions and making yourself a known presence in any room. I walked away feeling truly inspired and motivated to achieve a similar level of success.”
Sales Development Manager
“I was impressed by Janine Gianfredi’s comment about wishing she spent more time looking back to her childhood – to what she loved doing and to use that as a guide to what she should do for a career. That is great advice for a young person just starting out and looking for work.”
“I have attended many panels at various industry events and this one was one of my top 10 for a few reasons. The panelists were extremely articulate and came from diverse backgrounds which always makes for interesting conversation. More importantly they shared real, authentic, personal experiences (no fluff here) that the audience connected intimately to. There was a feeling we were all getting the inside scoop behind these ladies’ professional lives, both the highlights and the struggles. And while they managed to talk in depth about very serious, timely issues, at the same time, they enjoyed a laugh every once in a while.”
Vice President, Platform Sales
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