What is your role at Bell Techlogix? I am responsible for identifying opportunities and developing relationships with prospective clients as well as maintaining and growing relationships with our existing clients. I also enjoy being a part of leading many of our organization's marketing and community engagement initiatives.
Please share your career path prior to joining Bell Techlogix? I have spent nearly 20 years in tech. I began my career at Verizon Telecommunications in a B2B call center providing technical, billing, and sales assistance to small to medium business clients across the country. I moved to Verizon Enterprise as an Enterprise Sales Rep and Team Lead and later accepted a position at Verizon Wireless leading a team of Indiana B2B reps providing mobility and IoT solutions to mid-sized businesses. I am excited to be celebrating my 6th anniversary at Bell Techlogix this month!
What do you consider as one of your biggest career accomplishments? From a sales perspective, one of the things I am most proud of is leading the efforts at Bell Techlogix to build relationships with the leadership team at the City of Indianapolis -Marion County Information Services Agency. This led to Bell Techlogix being awarded the largest contract in the history of our organization. We provide comprehensive Digital Workplace and Infrastructure solutions to the City-County's over 7,500 employees in 40+ Agencies. I also love that I get to continue to help grow our relationship with our clients.
I am also incredibly proud to have been elected as the President of Women & Hi Tech, a nonprofit in Indiana that exists to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all. I am honored to serve as a volunteer on the Board and help ensure the organization continues to pour into the community in a variety of ways including, creating new events such as our Multicultural Celebration and Empowering You Professional Development Series and awarding $50,000+ in scholarships and grants annually to young women pursuing STEM degrees.
What is the biggest lesson you've learned as a leader? One of the most influential leadership lessons I’ve learned is to be authentically me and allow others the space to be authentically them. Each of us is uniquely and wonderfully made with our own unique skills, backgrounds, personalities, talents, experiences, perspectives, etc. Being our authentic selves allows us to joyfully show up and use our strengths, gifts, and skills to create a positive experience and impact for others and our organization.
What advice would you offer women just starting out in their careers? Build their own personal Board of Directors. This group of trusted advisors and mentors, women and men, are typically further along in their career, and life and are experts in areas that are important to you. They can be there to provide guidance, coaching, and advice, help build your network with connections and introductions, and help you expand the range of your career opportunities by helping you see strengths that align with various positions. They will also hold you accountable and support your growth so you can show up as the best version of yourself each day.
Favorite quote..."As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." Nelson Mandela
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