From sales rep to sales leader: Fostering effective leadership abilities



Leadership extends beyond a title, so regardless of whether you’re an individual contributor or a manager, you have the power to influence others and contribute to a better work environment.

In our panel discussion "From sales rep to sales leader" our panelists from Autodesk, Veronica Babridge, Aisha Abd AL-Fattah, Natalie Ellis, and Katie Capuzzo (WISE) shared their perspectives on how you can be an effective leader starting today.

Here are some key takeaways to guide you in your professional journey.

Leadership knows no title.

But there are several words that describe one. Sufficient, trusted, intentional, positive example, proactive communicator, fosters a collaborative environment. Check out the Birkman Method to better understand yourself and others.

What makes a great manager?

If you enjoy finding hidden potential and fostering authentic connection with others, management might be for you. Put it this way, your job is to make the team better at their jobs than you could be yourself. Be prepared to share and receive feedback often, as we’re all on a growth journey!

The Autodesk difference.

From promoting while pregnant, to creating an environment of inclusion, impact and innovation, Autodesk is creating a global workforce full of passionate women in sales.

Looking for a new opportunity in sales, tech, or leadership? Check out open roles at Autodesk.

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Want to learn more? You can stream the full event recording here.

Thank you to all our WISE partners who made this event possible and our panelists for sharing their time and advice.