Thought leaders and trailblazers – Meet 44 incredible women in tech

Founded in 1910 and officially recognized by the UN in 1977, International Women’s Day (IWD) exists to celebrate the achievements of women everywhere and as a ‘call to action for accelerating gender parity’. It started out with Clara Zetkin, who voiced the idea at an international conference of working women in Copenhagen. There were 100 women in attendance from over 17 countries and they unanimously agreed.

Here at Revolent, in recognition of IWD celebrating its official 44th year, we’ve highlighted 44 exceptional women working in the cloud.

See their stories for yourself below

Christine
Marshall

Christine is a four times certified Salesforce Evangelist and writer at Salesforce Ben. A regular speaker at Salesforce events, Christine also leads the Bristol Salesforce Admin group, is a Salesforce Platform Champion, and has her own blog, The Everyday Admin

“I always thought that I had to be very nice and people had to like me in order to have any influence. I now realize I neither need nor want everyone to like me. I am happy to speak directly and with authority, even if it makes others uncomfortable (often their discomfort speaks volumes about their own issues and insecurities). Remember: Your education, ethnicity, or gender has no bearing on your technical expertise and professionalism. In every setting, strive to own your seat at the table. You earned it, so embrace it.”

Susannah
St-Germain

Susannah St-Germain is a Colombian-American Technical Architect at Odaseva, an ISV providing data protection, privacy, and operations for some of Salesforce’s largest customers. Susannah is actively involved in the Salesforce Community as a Co-Lead of the Boston Admins User Group, the Director of Ladies Be Architects, and a RAD Women Code coach. Susannah is a Salesforce MVP, Golden Hoodie Recipient, and is 20 times Salesforce certified.

“As I progressed in my career I realized that I would need to put myself out there and test my knowledge by asking for feedback. For me, this was really scary at first. Would asking someone to validate my understanding of something be seen as a weakness? But, over time, I learned that this is actually the quickest way to learn and improve your skills. Even better? Go outside your close network and ask for feedback from someone who you admire in your field. Finding someone who will give you real honest feedback on your skills is invaluable.”