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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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Genie Parker, COO of VanillaSoft on Business Trends for Women in Management

We asked Genie Parker, COO of VanillaSoft, to share her thoughts with us about women in marketing and sales management.

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Genie Parker, of VanillaSoft, said "I applaud the Sales Lead Management

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Jeanne Hopkins of Continuum on Women Marketers as Contributors of Wealth

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We asked Jeanne Hopkins, CMO of Continuum Managed IT Services, to say a few words on the importance of our “20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management” recognition program.  

 

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Rebecca Corliss of HubSpot said, "It's so important to shine a spotlight on female leaders across sales and marketing today"

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We asked Rebecca Corliss, Hubspot’s Director of Marketing, to say a few words on the importance of our “20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management” recognition program.  She said, "It's so important to shine a spotlight on the success being driven by female leaders across sales and marketing today. These women are a source of inspiration and encouragement for everyone in the field, and I love what SLMA is doing to bring attention to their fantastic accomplishments."

At the SLMA we believe that marketing is the revenue engine that drives growth and wealth.  This means women, who unarguably hold the majority of the management roles in marketing, are the majority generators of this wealth.  To recognize them, for five years we have hosted the “20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management.”   We applaud Rebecca's sage thoughts and we hope the program spotlights the accomplishments of women in sales and marketing. 

Why it Matters: 

"Women, who unarguably hold the majority of the management roles in marketing, are the majority generators of this wealth."

To nominate a woman this year go to:  Nominate.  You must be a member to nominate and membership is free.   

 This blog is supported by the generous sponsorship of ClickPoint Software, VanillaSoft and Goldmine CRM Software

 

Bonnie Crater On the topic of gender equality in the C Space. Listen While You Work

On SLMA Radio recently, Bonnie Crater, CEO of Full Circle CRM was interviewed by me on the topic of gender equality at the C-level. The question of whether or not it is possible was the focus and steps companies can take toward this goal. But one of the byproducts of this interview is the question, "Why does it matter?"

 Here is the replay of that interview:

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Sales Lead Management Association Declares Winners of 2015’s “20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management”

The winners of the 2015 “20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management” leadership program have been announced by SLMA founder James W. Obermayer.  “The 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management are extraordinary. They understand that sales increases and an ROI on marketing spending start with proper sales lead management.  They are saleswomen and marketing managers, consultants and speakers, book authors and bloggers; they sit on the boards of for-profit and non-profit corporations, and all have the traits of uncommon leadership. We congratulate them on their well-rounded achievements.”

 The 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management – 2015 in alpha order are:

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Sales Lead Management Association Opens Nominations for “20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management in 2015“

The SLMA is accepting nominations for this year’s “SLMA 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management” recognition program.  Nominations, accepted until midnight on February 28, 2015, are for women working in marketing for B2B and B2C companies, as well as for ERP and CRM software, marketing automation software, telemarketing, digital lead generation, direct marketing, database, and sales lead management firms. This is the fifth year for the recognition program.

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