Build(Her) How to Invest In Yourself

Building your career means investing in yourself. Investing in yourself comes with the questions of how, when, where, and what? Should I go for that executive coaching? Should I pay to be certified in that software? More importantly, should I go to my organization to ask them to help pay for this investment? You’ve got questions, and Close(Her) has gathered a panel of women in sales to talk about what’s worked, and what hasn’t. Event Sponsored by Greenhouse Software ( and Go Nimbly ( Reserve your ticket today.


Jen Igartua/Chief Services Officer/ Go Nimbly

Jen is the Chief Services Officer at Go Nimbly, a revenue operations company helping high-growth SaaS businesses eliminate internal silos in order to close gaps in their customer experience and increase revenue by 26%. She’s also a maker of games, a student of musical improv, and an extreme cat enthusiast.

Lauren Guilbeaux/Sales Leader/Textio

Lauren Guilbeaux is a sales leader and inclusive culture creator based in NYC. A talent leader who drives cultural change within organizations, she has worked in the technology space for over twelve years as both a sales professional and as a business owner. Currently, Lauren leads a New York-based sales team at Textio, which is helping the world’s most innovative organizations use Augmented Writing to become intentional about the language they use. Lauren’s advocacy against all forms of discrimination began back in her home town of Austin where she served as a commissioner on the City of Austin Human Rights Commission. Her passion for diversity and inclusion strategies needed to create necessary corporate culture shifts comes from a very personal place, as it stems from her proud advocacy for the transgender community and her own journey as a trans woman.

Liz Hough/Senior Enterprise Sales Manager/GreenHouse Software

Liz is a passionate Sales Development Leader. She started her career in Washington, DC as an SDR herself for a SaaS-based company before making her way to lead the Enterprise & Inbound SDR Team at Greenhouse HQ! When she’s not coaching a team of best in class SDRs, you can find her in Dumbo somewhere eating tacos.

Kathleen Waid/Chief Revenue Officer/PayFone

Kathleen Waid is a dynamic sales and marketing leader with a demonstrated and consistent record
of overachievement in early-stage companies. With over twenty years of experience, she is exceptional at recruiting and developing sales teams that yield high sales execution results. Kathleen excels at team and consensus building, accurate forecasting, go to market messaging and early adopter programs. Currently the Chief Revenue Officer at Payfone, a FinTech late-stage start-up in NYC. She’s leading a global sales team of dynamic performers.


Whitney Sieck/Director Of Enablement/ Greenhouse Software

Whitney is an accomplished sales enablement leader with extensive experience in learning gap analysis, curriculum design and implementation, professional development consulting, project management, and process improvement initiatives. She believes there’s nothing more gratifying than seeing tangible business results impacted by training initiatives. A self-proclaimed “enablement nerd” you can often find Whitney supporting industry groups like Sales Enablement Society, Women in Sales Enablement (WiSE), Modern Sales Pros or the Association of Talent Development. Outside of work, Whitney enjoys listening to opera, playing chess and drinking red wine.

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