October 27, 2020
This week's guest is Tiffani Bova, a Global Growth Evangelist at Salesforce and the author of Growth IQ: Get Smarter About the Choices that Will Make Or Break Your Business, a Wallstreet Journal Bestseller. Tiffani was also named to Thinkers50 2019 Global Ranking of Management Thinkers and one of the "Most Powerful and Influential Women in California." These are just a few of the accolades Tiffani has acquired throughout her years in the tech industry.
Tiffani's current focus is on helping drive customer success within their vast customer ecosystem. She helps companies not only grow bigger but also better with new business strategies and technology. She credits working in sales to her unique perspective on the challenges facing companies and the solutions she creates to solve them. She works alongside sales and customer success teams worldwide to drive change and build them into successful enterprises. She is sharing this experience in her podcast, "What's Next!" to give others a perspective on improving themselves and their business.
Thank you for listening; we hope Tiffani's story helps inspire others to grow their tech career. If you would like to learn more about Tiffani and her accomplishments, visit her podcast site: https://www.tiffanibova.com/whats-next-podcast/
Learn more about her book here: https://www.amazon.com/Growth-IQ-Smarter-Choices-Business/dp/0525534407
October 20, 2020
This week's guest is Karen Chastain, a proven leader in strategic alliance management among some of the world's largest technology companies and a Senior Director of Global Alliances at Episerver. Karen has over 20 years of experience in partner relationship management, strategic business planning, and marketing. This background has allowed her to consistently deliver results by developing mutually beneficial relationships with her partners.
Karen is currently running the technology partner program and app marketplace, which provides a single source for partners to find a solution for their customers. She is also a current member of the WiT Network, which focuses on making it easier for women to imagine, begin, and develop within the industry of technology. Karen has brought her skillset of forging partnerships to these projects, which has helped them grow into what they are today.
Thank you for listening; we hope Karen's story helps inspire the next generation of women. If you would like to learn more about Karen and her company, visit their site: https://www.episerver.com/
October 13, 2020
This week's guest is Mariyah Saifuddin, the Founder of Innovative Solution Partners, a Michigan-based IT consulting firm specializing in helping businesses utilize data analytics to make effective decisions. Mariyah has 20+ years of IT and entrepreneurial experience, including work for Ernst & Young, Levy Home Entertainment, and Electronic Data Systems. She is a board member of the NAWBO Greater Detroit Chapter. She is also an alumnus of Emerging Leaders, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, and a member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Mariyah was surrounded by technology ever since she can remember. As the child of immigrant parents who ran a computer parts store, she grew up with technology and computers all around her. This early influence led her to get into IT and eventually start her own business in the tech industry. As the Founder and President of Innovative Solution Partners, Mariyah has used her position to further women's presence in the tech industry through various platforms and organizations.
Thank you for listening; we hope Mariyah's story helps inspire others to grow their tech career. If you would like to learn more about Mariyah and her company, visit their site: https://www.isolutionpartners.com/
October 6, 2020
This week's guest is Beth Bridges, a networking motivator who has run over 2,500 networking events over a ten-year span. She is the author of "Networking on Purpose," which focuses on networking strategy and how it helps grow businesses. Beth is now focusing on taking networking to the virtual world with her nine-minute network training courses. Beth is also the Chief Networking Officer for Blitzr.com, a networking platform that combines traditional one-on-one networking with the digital realm.
Beth has an extensive background in marketing and networking. Early on in her career, her niche was traditional marketing, but the digital world was right around the corner and Beth knew she had to develop her skills. She worked on these skills independently by writing HTML and then developed into a full-on digital marketing guru. This growth set Beth up for success in digital marketing and helped her grow her network within the business world. Beth credits networking with helping grow her career and knows that she couldn't have made it to where she is today without a little help from her networking friends.
Thank you for listening; we hope Beth's story helps inspire others to grow their network and see the benefits of leaning on other professionals. If you would like to learn more about Beth and her company, Visit their site: https://blitzr.com/
Learn more about her book here: https://thenetworkingmotivator.com/