“We are so much more.”

March 5th, 2020   |     |  culture & news

How did you come to be a Sr. Director of Sales and what do you love about your job?

I have a vast experience in all things Sales related. I have been an individual contributor, Director of SDR, Director of Corporate Sales, and this is my second Account Management team in my career. I personally have enjoyed all my responsibilities but this team is my favorite and that is because of the people. I count myself so fortunate to work with a team of hard-working, smart, passionate and creative people who love our customers. I miss seeing them every day. This role is not the easiest but we have so much fun together and it makes it all worth it in the end. I truly love my team.

What unique value do think women bring to this job, if any?

This question is going to get me in trouble but you asked, so - we women can multi-task and just simply get things done.

What kind of obstacles are women likely to encounter or did you encounter as a woman working in your career?

I have always looked younger than my actual age and I am a friendly person. In sales, it’s my job to make people feel comfortable and trust me. Some men have taken kindness and me just doing my job as a personal interest in them. I have countless stories of being in uncomfortable situations and some scarier than others. I was also told to make myself less appealing to them if I didn’t want the attention. It is so refreshing to see the world view change in this way. I think we have a long way to go, but I do hope the younger generation feels a bit more supported and knows leadership will no longer allow such behavior.

The theme of Women’s Day this year is “Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.” What do you think are the biggest changes we can make as a society to realize women’s rights?

Women need to support women more. It’s really important to me to make sure the generations feel like we are lifting them up and carving out a strong path for them to lead. I love watching the women in sales be empowered.

What do you hope to see change in your field or industry, for women in particular?

That saleswomen are just another “pretty face” to get in the door. We are so much more.

What would you say to young women considering entering Trust & Security?

This is the future and there’s a huge opportunity to grow and learn. You have a unique opportunity to bring a refreshing new perspective to a predominantly male-dominated industry. OneLogin has always been a company who supports women in leadership and welcomes & listens to our point of view. Our environment is a safe place to be creative.

About the Author

As Senior Director of Sales, Melody is responsible for leading a stellar team of account managers to retain customers and solve crucial business security needs. She brings over 20 years of experience in software enterprise sales and over 10 years in leadership roles. Prior to OneLogin, Melody has led hardware network & security sales at Cisco and open-source content management software at Alfresco.

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About the Author

As Senior Director of Sales, Melody is responsible for leading a stellar team of account managers to retain customers and solve crucial business security needs. She brings over 20 years of experience in software enterprise sales and over 10 years in leadership roles. Prior to OneLogin, Melody has led hardware network & security sales at Cisco and open-source content management software at Alfresco.

View all posts by Melody Maner

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