#GirlsClub Launches to Help Women Pursue Frontline Management and Sales Leadership Roles

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Program established to get more high-performing women into digital sales leadership positions

Research consistently shows that women are effective and high-performing sales leaders, yet still hold only a fraction of sales leadership positions. One recent report by CEB, now Gartner cited that companies list sourcing quality sales professionals as a top priority for 2018, yet only one in five sales leaders are women and only one in four midlevel sales roles are filled by females. To combat these numbers and rally more high-performing women into digital sales leadership positions, sales expert and Factor 8 CEO, Lauren Bailey launched #GirlsClub.

A nine-month intensive program that connects protegees with sales mentors and thought leaders, #GirlsClub was designed to help women gain the confidence and additional skills they need to reach for a sales leadership role. The program includes coursework, webinars, 1:1 mentoring, relationship-building with senior executive sales leaders and a certification as a digital sales manager.

#GirlsClub started working with its first set of protegees in September 2018, and to date nearly 80 women have raised their hands to be the next generation of digital sales leaders. The organization has brought on almost 150 mentors and thought leaders to help this next wave learn the skills they need to confidently rise up.


Lauren Bailey, #GirlsClub Founder & Factor 8 Founder and President
“I’m thrilled to introduce #GirlsClub to the masses and to see more women take risks, build confidence and support one another as a community as they join their male counterparts at the top of the sales category. #GirlsClub is built upon the highest-level education that gives women the confidence to apply for a sales leadership positions and the skills needed to grow in their careers and become high-performing managers. I’m immensely proud of the top-notch women and men who have joined us as mentors and thought leaders and who bring such passion and enthusiasm for our program. Together, as a community, we're making great strides in the lives of women and the makeup of sales organizations across the country.”

Protogee, Megan Imes, Sales Manager, CallRail
“#GirlsClub is just what I need to learn and grow as a sales leader. It’s been wonderful to work with #GirlsClub’s passionate, successful leaders, and, on top of that, to have tools like podcasts that show me how to scale a high-performing sales team. It’s the small, day-to-day best practices that I’m learning that are going help me take my career to the next level. There are a lot of young, aspiring leaders craving knowledge and guidance to improve themselves, and #GirlsClub is giving me an amazing opportunity to learn from those who have experienced that success.”

Mentor, Cassie Fields, VP of Sales & Business Development, FieldEdge | dESCO
“We have to do more to empower and connect women in their sales careers and GirlsClub focuses on that exactly. In the sales industry today, we don’t see enough women exploring the benefits that a sales career can provide; I’m ecstatic that #GirlsClub is here to provide guidance to help navigate the challenges for young women as they pursue the upside in their sales careers. The women in this group have wide-ranging experience levels and tenure but they all have inspiring tenacity and strength. #GirlsClub offers something for everyone at every level of experience to learn and apply, making it an invaluable resource for any woman looking to start or progress her sales career.”

Thought Leader, Elena Hesse, Vice President/General Manager, Thomson Reuters
“I have enjoyed a successful career as a sales leader and continue to lead my organization with a sales mindset, but am really excited to participate in #GirlsClub for a few reasons. I think we are all students of our craft, regardless of how far we’ve already come and I continue to learn through the young women that I’m mentoring. I also see the value in sharing what I have learned throughout my career. Women truly need resources, and I’m very happy to be that resource for those that are coming up in the industry today.

About #GirlsClub
#GirlsClub is changing the face of sales leadership one woman at a time. The #GirlsClub program is designed to create confident, high-functioning, certified digital sales managers ready to lead a high-performing sales team. We do this through a nine month bench-building sales training and mentoring program. Learn more at http://www.wearegirlsclub.com.


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