Each year the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA), recognizes outstanding women contributors in business. Our members recognize them in nominations and the final list of winners as judged by an independent panel. These women run companies, market, sell, manage finance, R& D, and manufacturing; they sit on for-profit and non-profit boards, write, and mentor. 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.
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This is what industry notables have to say about the 20 Women to Watch Annual Recognition Program:
Author, Podcaster and partner at The Pedowitz Group, Debbie Qaqish said, “Today’s successful women marketing leaders are making a measurable revenue impact on their organizations - They have earned their seat at the executive table and are role models for the next generation. Organizations like SLMA that recognize the value these women bring are beacons of light, encouraging women to own their power and lead the global workforce of the future.”?
“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.”
Rebecca Corliss Director of Marketing at of HubSpot said, "It's so important to shine a spotlight on the success being driven by female leaders across sales and marketing today. These women are a source of inspiration and encouragement for everyone in the field and I love what SLMA is doing to bring attention to their fantastic accomplishments."
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.”
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.”
“Many women,” said Jeanne Hopkins, CMO Ipswitch, “are significant contributors to the revenue of their companies via their important lead generation processes, but they go unrecognized. The Sales Lead Management Association has always done an excellent job in bringing attention to the importance of sales lead generation for the growth of any organization. I encourage SLMA members to nominate the women who are doing an extraordinary job so their accomplishments to sales can be highlighted, encouraging others to follow.”
Genie Parker, COO of VanillaSoft, said "I applaud the Sales Lead Management Association for recognizing the top women in the field. A diverse workforce is essential to take a company to the next level in the 21st century. The business environment is increasingly utilizing women's talents and potential. Recognition of women's accomplishments serves as a reminder to continue that trend."
“Lead management is the key to optimizing sales, and women are leading the way with cutting-edge marketing and sales technology for a new generation,” said Bonnie Crater, president and CEO of Full Circle Insights and a 2015 20 Women to Watch honoree. “The 20 Women to Watch program is a great opportunity to showcase women’s accomplishments in this important field.”
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! “
The Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management Since 2011
Adrienne Weissman - Alex Stanton - Ali Hall - Amanda Wilson - Andrea Lechner-Becker - Angela Nadeau - Anna Fisher - Anneka Seley - Ardath Albee - Barbara Morris - Beki Scarbrough - Bonnie Crater - Cari Baldwin - Carrie Surprenant - Cheryl Harding - Christine Crandell - Christy Johnson - Cyndi W. Greenglass - Debbie Qaqish - Debra DaCosta - Devon McDonald - Diane Mayer - Elle Woulfe - Ellen Valentine - Ellie Mirman - Erica Stritch - Erika Goldwater - Genie Parker - Hila Nir - Janelle Johnson - Janet Lee - Jeanne Hopkins - Jennifer Harmel - Jennifer Horton - Jenny Vance - Jenny Faucher - Jill Konrath - Jill Rowley - Jocelyn King - Julie A. Thomas - Karen Sheehey - Karla Blalock - Kathy Sacks - Katie Martell - Kristin Connell - Kristin Hambelton - Laila Danielsen - Laura McGuire - Laura Patterson - Laurie Page - Lyndia Sugarman - Lisa Arthur - Lisa Cramer - Liz McClellan - Liz Sophia - Lori Richardson - Maneeza Aminy -Mandy Hauck - Marge Bieler - Margery Murphy - Maria Geokezas - Mari Anne Vanella - Maria Pergolino - Marilyn Cox – Mary Dedrick - Marylou Tyler - Michelle Huff - Nancy Nardin - Patricia McLoughlin - Pelin Wood Thorogood - Rhoan Morgan - Rhonda Wunderlin - Robyn Davis - Ruth Stevens - Simone Nabers -Tanya Signa - Tonnia Strand - Traci Whetzel - Tracy Eiler - Trish Bertuzzi - Trish Lessard