International Women’s Day 2015 – Informatica’s Female Leadership (Part 5)
In honor of International Women’s Day 2015, Informatica is celebrating female leadership in a blog series. Every day this week, we will showcase a new female leader at Informatica, who will share their perspective on what it’s like to be a woman in the tech industry.
Sales Account Manager – Japan. Responsible for financial and service industry accounts.
In general, there are still very few females working in tech, as both sales and engineers. I’m the only woman working in the sales division in Japan. Being a minority can be challenging, but it’s a very fun as well! It makes me want to “WOW” my colleagues and customers even more, which helps to build long-term business and professional relationships.
Advice for other women:
There are a ton of advantages to being a minority in a workplace! Including myself, I believe there are a lot of women who don’t ask for help when they need it. Don’t be afraid to ask for support! People want to help you succeed.
Thoughts about Informatica’s culture:
- I have the best colleagues. I’m grateful to work with people I can look up to and learn from.
- I always have an opportunity to challenge myself, which is crucial as a sale’s professional.
- Great opportunities to step up and grow in my career.