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.

Shino Kizaki

Informatica's Female Leadership - Shino Kizaki, Sales Account Manager - Japan
Informatica’s Female Leadership – Shino Kizaki, Sales Account Manager – Japan

Job title:
Sales Account Manager – Japan. Responsible for financial and service industry accounts.

Leadership style:
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.