SAP Account Executive, Mid Market
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As the co-lead for internal and external partnerships within SAP’s Phoenix-area Business Women’s Network, I interact with female executives and learn from their experiences.
I started working at SAP in July 2019, based in the Phoenix, Arizona area. My journey to SAP was a bit longer than I thought it would be, but I’m so happy to be where I belong now.
I graduated college in 2014 with a pre-med degree, but halfway through my senior year I began to shadow doctors and decided that was not the life for me. After attending a career fair I decided to pursue a career in sales, and got my first sales role at a tech start up. After a few years I realized how much I loved sales and knew I needed more business-oriented experience to grow my career in the direction I wanted to go. I went back to school to get my MBA. I joked at the time that I could tell you the intricacies of how a cell worked, but not how a business worked. My MBA education would change that.
After completing my MBA, I aggressively pursued SAP as an employer. I had done a ton of research on technology companies, and SAP stood out as a top tier company with best of breed products. I knew I wanted to be associated with the SAP brand. I was hired in July 2019 as an Account Executive for Sales , covering Engineering, Construction, Operations, and Media in the West region. In my job, I help high-growth organizations, ranging from start-ups to mature companies.
At SAP, I also belong to the Phoenix chapter of the SAP Business Women’s Network (BWN). I am a co-lead for internal and external partnerships with the BWN, and am responsible for brainstorming initiatives and events for our local chapter. I had recently watched a promotional video about a female CEO’s career journey and decided she would be a great leader to bring in to speak on entrepreneurship in the tech industry, so I reached out to her, and she agreed to come to our Phoenix area office for a panel discussion with SAP’s VP of North American Mid-Market, and another top SAP female VP.
As the moderator of the panel, I was so impressed not only in hearing the three women’s stories – their rise in leadership positions in a historically male-dominated industry and candid conversations on how women can support each other – but also the preparation and attention they gave to me as we spent weeks getting ready for the event. The support for my idea was amazing. Yes, in my job the focus is on driving revenue in my product vertical and territory, but I also have the freedom to pursue my passions, one of which is the advancement of women in the workforce.
From the event, I learned so much about the steps I can take right now to meet my personal career goals. Tips like seeking out both a mentor (a person who knows you well) and a sponsor (a senior colleague who helps you get things done). What is fantastic is that SAP allows me the space and support to pursue my passion for advancing my career.
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