In this episode, I talked with Annie Matthews, VP of Sales at TechTarget about how to build and thrive in a career in sales. I’ve always loved being in sales, and although it is a great profession, I notice that there are still a fair number of women who do not consider entering into sales as a career.
As an advocate for women in sales, you’ll enjoy hearing how Annie has built her own successful sales career and how she helps other women to do the same.
In my conversation with Annie, we talked about:
Why she felt that more women should consider sales as a career. And, of course, that led to talking about how Annie got started herself.
The traits and strengths that she feels women bring to the profession that enables them to be successful.
The pre-conceived notions that women often have about the sales profession.
What Annie believes we can do to encourage more women to consider a career in sales.
Enjoy the interview!!
Annie Matthews is VP of Sales for TechTarget, the global leader in purchase intent-driven marketing and sales services that deliver business impact for enterprise technology companies. Focused on the Business Applications, Application Architecture, Network and Security segments, Annie oversees a team of account managers responsible for the growth of new and existing client relationships. She loves nothing more than rolling up her sleeves with clients and her team to build revenue. Having grown her own career from entry-level to leadership, Annie is keenly attuned to empowering others to realize their own potential. Annie strives to be a cool mom in and out of the office, challenged mostly by her hip team.
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