FRIDAY SALES GROWTH LINKS
This week’s resources are focused on Women In Sales.
What are the truths about women in sales in today’s sales industry? I have some answers from three solid sources. Read about it below.
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THE TRUTH ABOUT WOMEN IN SALES :::::::
Score More Sales Blog
The Push for More Women in Sales
Social sales influencer, speaker author and trainer Lori Richardson (@scoremoresales) has some important words for all women in sales.
KEY QUOTE: “…there are sales teams – some tech included – that have SOME women but MOST CROs and VPs and SVPs of sales say they’d like more women on their team.“
I could be accused of jumping on the bandwagon supporting “Women In Sales,” but that’s okay as long as I can be counted as a supporter of seeing more women in sales. This isn’t the first time I’ve written about this topic, and it won’t be the last time. #LetsSeeMoreOfThis
[Reading Time of This Post: 2:00 minutes]
4 Signs You May Have Imposter Syndrome and Why it Matters if You’re in Sales
Freelance content manager and Huffington Post contributor Debra Carpenter (@hello_itsdeb) wants to get inside your head for a moment. Don’t worry, it’s for a good cause. Carpenter has a way of talking about tricky subjects with incredible honesty and focus.
KEY QUOTE: “Instead of feeling proud, confident, and successful, I felt like an imposter. Like I had somehow managed to fool the folks at HuffPost.”
Let Debra roam about your head a while. By the time you get to the end of the post, you’ll be better off for it. #YoureStrongerThanYouBelieve
[Reading Time: 4:30 minutes]
Is Work-Life Balance a Myth for Moms in Sales?
It’s Debra Carpenter again (@hello_itsdeb). In this post, Carpenter offers a very transparent and honest look into the idea of a work-life balance. She talked with sales leader Lynn Mandinec, and you shouldn’t miss it.
KEY QUOTE: “Lynn Mandinec spoke about her experience as a high-performing sales leader who became a mother at the age of 34, when her career was well underway. She thought she would be able to hack it. She quickly found out she was wrong.”
Additionally, don’t miss this post by Mandinec as well (on the work-life topic) #NotAnEasyTask
[Reading Time: 3:00 minutes]
LinkedIn Sales Solutions
[Infographic] Top Trends of Women Sales Professionals
This infographic from LinkedIn Sales Solutions (@linkedinselling) wrote this helpful article toward the end of last year, but the data still holds true today. Learn which days of the week are best for converting sales in specific countries around the globe. It’s fascinating data.
KEY QUOTE: “While the sales industry has historically been male dominated, more and more women are joining their ranks. LinkedIn explored that spike as well as other trends involving women in sales. Our data also reveals the rising percentage of women in the overall workforce represented on LinkedIn, and which job functions they are more likely to fill. We also pulled sales tools and tips from top saleswomen.”
Don’t miss the tips at the end of the infographic from top women sales experts. #TrendingUp
[Reading Time: 2:30 minutes]