In this episode, I talked with Christine Kaszubski, Chief People Officer at SalesLoft about how companies can create more inclusive and diverse sales organizations, as well as how to recruit more women to sales roles and then keep them once they join the team. The benefits package that companies offer is key to recruitment and retention but too often we see benefits offered that are more attractive to men than women. I mean seriously, not all women think beer and Foosball tables are all that.
These are the key topics that Christine and I discussed:
The disadvantages of homogeneous environments and the advantages that gender diversity brings to a company culture.
What changed at SalesLoft that led them to focus on recruiting more women.
What SalesLoft changed with regard to retaining talent keeping women in mind.
What you can do if your workplace is homogeneous. Christine shared her recommendations on how to start making changes.
How female leaders can help each other. How we support each other is especially important when it comes to sales where women in leadership roles is still underrepresented.
Finally, we talked about something that I have been thinking about a lot. Why some women like Christine signed up to be interviewed for the podcast within 4 hours of me inviting her to be a guest, and others who have expressed interest in being on the show still haven’t followed through with setting up their interview.
Enjoy the conversation!
Christine Kaszubski is the Chief People Officer (CPO) at SalesLoft, a privately-held technology company named by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as the #1 Fastest Growing Company and by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as the #1 Best Employer in the Medium Employer category
As SalesLoft’s first human resources executive, she is dedicated to helping the company attract and retain the best, most-diverse talent, while building industry leading programs and a core values driven culture.
Christine has more than 20 years of Human Resource and Organizational Development experience. Prior to SalesLoft she served as CPO with Commissions Inc. (CINC), VP of Human Resources at C2 Education, and Senior Human Resources Business Partner for Dunkin’ Brands. In these roles, Ms. Kaszubski strategically aligned human resources vision to support organizational goals and initiate change.
She has led all aspects of human resources, including Talent Management, Organizational Effectiveness, Employee Relations, Workplace Policies & Practices, Compensation and Employee Communications.
Christine holds a Masters Certificate in Organizational Design from Colorado University and BBA from Western Michigan University. Her professional certifications include a Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and LDHRP, and she is also DiSC certified and Fierce Communication Trainer.
She lives in Atlanta with her two daughters, where she is active in promoting Women in Leadership through multiple community organizations.
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