We Need More Women Leaders in Partnerships
Most VPs and executives in business development and partnerships are men. Women in Partnerships is helping to change that by building an inclusive community within Partnership Leaders to safely discuss shared experiences, learn best practices, and find support for successfully navigating and elevating our careers.
Why Join and Support Women in Partnerships
Women in Partnerships is co-led by Joni Deus of Mailchimp, Jennifer Richey of Vena Solutions, and Kelly Sarabyn of HubSpot. To join Women in Partnerships, you must be a member of Partnership Leaders and a woman or non-binary. But real change requires broad support from allies and organizations. Reach out to us if you're interested in supporting our mission.
Amplifying Women's Voices
There are already so many incredible women leaders in partnerships. One of our core goals is to amplify these experts' presence across the industry, through speaking engagements, events, and thought leadership. Showcasing women leaders in partnerships helps to dismantle stereotypes and biases about what a partnership leader looks and sounds like.
If you're a woman in partnerships or channel who is interested in speaking at events, please add your name to our list here. You can also help by sharing the form with your colleagues and networks.
Women in Partnerships Spotlight Series
Sarit Chalamish, Monday
“I can say in the last two partner roles that I’ve come from, it was all male. The entire industry I was managing partnerships in was very male-dominated in supply chains and logistics. Having a woman semi-intelligently speak about warehouse systems was surprising to people. I think specifically because we’re speaking in the framework of tech, that’s another thing I’m always pushing myself on is to understand the technology and be as smart as I can on it.”
Tori Piccin, Clearbanc
“There have been moments in my career where there were great female mentors. There were also times when I’ve seen female leaders who didn’t quite understand the impact they have in shaping the next generation. I think it’s important to acknowledge that even if you don’t see it, people are looking up to you.”
Joni Deus, Mailchimp
“Whether you’re more junior or senior in your partnership career, I always recommend networking with people outside your organization. It gives you alternate approaches and viewpoints from your own perspectives. Learning about how others tackle goals and problems, gives you more to draw from and better shape your style. Take the time to seek out partnership leaders from industries different from your own. Different industries can approach partnerships very differently and those insights can give a unique perspective that you could use to relate to your specific industry of partnerships.”