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The Sales Lead Management Association Announces the Winners of Its ‘20 Women to Watch’ Annual Recognition Program

This is the eighth year for this judged event that recognizes extraordinary contributions to their companies and communities.

 April 6, 2018 - - Lynden, WA - -   SLMA CEO James W. Obermayer announced the winners of the 2018 ‘20 Women in Business’ leadership recognition program, sponsored by the Sales Lead Management Association.  Obermayer said,” This is the eighth year for this leadership recognition program.  The twenty women selected by the judges have many things in common, such as strong business accomplishments, serving on business and non-profit boards, advanced degrees, and giving back to their communities and industries.  Many are speakers, writers, and authors.  They have founded companies, and fulfilled roles in sales, marketing and customer service departments. They work in manufacturing, agencies, software and services.”

Why It’s Important:

"The ‘20 Women to Watch in Business’ are found to have the knowledge, skills, and leadership to generate wealth for their companies, customers and fellow employees.”

In alphabetical order, the 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management are in alphabetical order:

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Nominations Open for “20 Women to Watch in Business in 2018”

20 Women BannerLynden, WA - - Feb 2, 2018 - - The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) announced that the organization is accepting nominations for this year’s “20 Women to Watch in Business” recognition program.  Nominations, accepted until midnight on Monday, February 28, 2018, are for women working in all areas of management for business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies including: marketing automation software, digital lead generation, direct marketing agencies, traditional branding agencies, ERP and CRM software, telemarketing, database companies, and sales lead management firms. This is the eighth year for SLMA’s recognition program.

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“20 Women to Watch in Business” Winners Announced

 “20 Women to Watch in Business” Winners Announced by the Sales Lead Management Association

 April 6, 2017 - - Lynden, WA - - The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) announced the winners of the 2017 “20 Women to Watch in Business” leadership program.   SLMA CEO James W. Obermayer said, “Each year we ask our members to nominate and recognize women leaders in management whom they admire.  These women are CEOs, product managers, strategists and sales managers, authors and consultants, and company presidents. This year’s nominees are extraordinary in their accomplishments.”

 Why It’s Important:

"The 20 Women to Watch in Business” are found to have the knowledge, skills, and leadership to generate wealth for their companies, customers and fellow employees.”

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A video of the winners of this year’s “20 Women to Watch in Business” is available for viewing here.   In alphabetical order, the 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management are:

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Nominations for “20 Women to Watch in Business 2017” Opened by the SLMA

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Lynden, WA - - January 19, 2017 - -
James Obermayer of The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) announced that the 8000 member organization is accepting nominations for this year’s “20 Women to Watch in Business” recognition program.  Nominations, accepted until midnight on Monday, February 28, 2017, are for women working in all areas of management for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) companies.  Nominations are encouraged for c-level executives and women in sales and marketing management. 

The SLMA also asks for nominations from vendor companies such  as marketing automation software, digital lead generation, direct marketing agencies, traditional branding agencies, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management software, telemarketing and database companies, and sales lead management firms. This is the seventh year for SLMA’s recognition program.

SLMA members (membership is free) and non-members are encouraged to nominate women leaders.  From the nominations, twenty will be selected as the “SLMA 20 Women to Watch in Business 2017.”   Winners, chosen by a panel of independent judges, will be announced on Friday, April 3, 2017 at 8 a.m. PST. 

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.”

Liz Sophia,  three-time winner of the “20 Women to Watch” said,  “Kudos to the SLMA for doing such a phenomenal job showcasing female leaders in sales lead management. Being named a Top 20 Woman to Watch was an incredible honor. I am deeply humbled to be recognized in the same category with these amazingly talented women.” 

Nominees are judged on their contributions as leaders in B2B and B2C companies.  Qualifications, such as book and article authorship, board positions, and speaking on behalf of the subjects of sales lead management, marketing management and ROI, and sales management are taken into account.  This program is not a popularity contest, it is a judged event.      

Nominations for the “20 Women to Watch in Business 2017” are being accepted here.  

 About the Sales Lead Management Association

The SLMA has 8,000 worldwide members, and its website includes 300-plus articles from 60 industry authors.  Activities throughout the year include a popular and ‘opinionated’ blog, recognition for the ‘20 Women to Watch in Business,’ and recognition of the ‘40 Inspirational Leaders in Sales Lead Management.’  There is also the SLMALive Radio Program, currently with 353 episodes and 87,600 listeners. SLMA Radio is one of seven marketing and sales shows for at-work listeners on the Funnel Radio Channel.  For more information about SLMA call Sue Campanale at (360) 933-1259. The SLMA is a division of the Funnel Media Group.   


“20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management” Winners Announced

April 4, 2016 - - Lynden, WA SLMA CEO, James W. Obermayer, announced the winners of the 2016 “20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management” leadership program.   Obermayer said, “These leaders in the sales lead management industry have given of their time and expertise to advance the science and discipline of sales lead management. They are authors and speakers, trainers and marketers, entrepreneurs and sales managers.  Please join us in thanking them for their efforts, because they know that sales lead management is revenue management. You may access the complete list of the winners and leave a comment for the winner of your choice.”

 Why It’s Important:

"Sales lead management is a core discipline for predictable growth of sales and profitably.  Do it well and a company has a competitive advantage.  Do it poorly and 75-90% of marketing spending on lead generation is a waste; sales productivity suffers as do corporate growth and profitability.  The 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management are found to have the knowledge, skills, and leadership to generate wealth by managing this vital discipline."

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