This past June, PowerToFly partnered with MINDBODY, the cloud-based platform that powers wellness bookings, to present an exclusive event for Austin, Texas based women in tech. This invite-only evening for software engineers and QA engineers, included a panel discussion with several of MINDBODY's women tech leaders, an audience Q&A, and plenty of time for attendees to network with their peers.
Held at MINDBODY's WeWork-based office, the evening kicked off with networking over food, drinks and cocktails.
PowerToFly's Customer Success Manager (and Austin native) Cristina Duke kicked off the evening by welcoming our guests.
The night's opening remarks for delivered by MINDBODY's Director of Software Engineering Aaron Taylor.
We then transitioned into a fascinating product demonstration of MINDBODY's platform, lead by Senior Product Manager Regina Bogan.
The centerpiece of the evening was an illuminating panel discussion and audience Q&A featuring several of MINDBODY's women tech leaders including Kelly Irish, Software Engineer IV; Emily Levandowski, QA Manager; Mary Ontiveros, Manager, Software Engineering; Regina Bogan, Senior Product Manager; and Amanda Adams, Director of Project Management
Before the night was over, our attendees had extra time to network with the MINDBODY team and with each.
Also, MINDBODY is hiring. Their competitive benefits include 20 vacation days per year, an employee stock purchase plan, monthly wellness vouchers (of course), three onsite massage therapists and over 25 daily items at their in-house bistro. Visit MINDBODY's page on PowerToFly to learn more about their open roles.
Below is an article originally published on CDW’s blog. Visit the CDW company page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.
Ready to take the next step in your career?
At CDW, we’re here to make a real-world impact with leading technology solutions. When you join our team as an Account Representative, we're putting you on the fast track to becoming a consultative seller, offering the most innovative technology brands to best meet your customer’s needs.
As an Account Representative (AR), you’ll collaborate directly with a variety of IT decision makers to improve their technology infrastructure and boost their efficiency. Whether an organization needs a single tablet or an entire virtual environment, you’ll have the sales training, mentoring, tools and resources to connect with your customers and solve their most complex IT challenges. From uncapped earning potential to ongoing training and professional networking opportunities, we provide all the resources you need to empower our customers. Here’s everything you need to know to be successful as an Account Representative.
How does CDW measure success in Account Representatives?
Our leadership team uses several metrics to measure the success of Account Representatives, including individual and team goals, customer interactions, and learning objectives to be met monthly.
What skills and traits does CDW look for in successful Account Representatives?
We’re looking for coworkers who are eager to learn, determined to overachieve, resilient to rejection and driven to succeed. Having a customer first mindset is key. Even if you don’t have any sales or tech experience, we offer leading-edge training and networking opportunities so you can develop the skills you need to be successful in the future.
What does the training look like at CDW?
Each Account Representative goes through a robust, prescriptive training program.
Phase I – 4-week instructor led content that focuses on getting you acclimated to our tools, systems and selling culture. ARs take a weekly assessment to measure progress and must pass a Graduation Test at the end of week 4 to continue employment and move to Phase II
Phase II – 2-week instructor led content along with sales floor based activities focused on role playing customer based scenarios and prepping ARs for the transition to Academy
Academy: An inclusive learning environment designed to build a strong foundation of selling readiness through development and prescriptive coaching. Account Representatives will build value-based relationships to best serve our customers.
After the first 6 weeks, you join the Academy program dedicated to your development for 4-5 months. During this time, you will continue a focus on selling and learning, while getting introduced to the role more hands on. You get a customized and prescriptive individual development plan to help you build the foundational skills for future success.
Residency: After completion of the Academy, you join the Residency program which you can be a part of up to 19 months before you join your destination team. Residency will continue to accelerate your development by providing focused structure through prescriptive learning and sales activities.
During these phases, we offer continuous support from industry-leading solution experts and technology partners, as well as resources and coaching throughout our sales training program.
Even after you’ve graduated from the Sales Training Academy and completed the Sales Residency Program, we offer continuous training throughout your entire CDW career.
What resources are Account Representatives given during phases 1-3 of training?
During phases 1–3 of training, Account Representatives can access several layers of leadership support, including senior leadership. We’re committed to ensuring you have everything you need to excel in your role, from one-on-one coaching to on-the-job experience.
Our comprehensive sales training program also features wide-ranging resources, including:
Ongoing classroom training and online learning activities
In-person and virtual training
In-person and virtual sales coaches
Online partnership and in-person support teams
Sales and Backbone Supervisor support
What milestones are Account Representatives expected to hit within the first 6 months – 1 year?
Our leadership team uses metrics thresholds to create milestones for Account Representatives during their first year. We also expect Account Representatives to meet training expectations and develop new customer and partner relationships as they grow with CDW.
Do Account Representatives receive support outside of their training?
When you join CDW as an Account Representative, you’ll receive a mentor assigned by leadership. We also offer additional networking opportunities, so you can network with coworkers across different teams.
After training ends, our coworkers will still have access to numerous levels of support throughout all areas of CDW — from leadership to dedicated coaches, operations supervisors, and technical support experts.
How many Account Representatives report to one manager?
The number of Account Representatives per team varies, but our target is between 12 and 20 per team.
Do Account Representatives go into the office every day, or can they stay fully remote?
We offer a hybrid work schedule, with Account Representative roles throughout the United States. There are specific trainings and activities which will require you to be in your local CDW office a minimum of twice a week to build relationships with CDW team members and partners. Our hybrid model allows for a combination of work-life balance and in-person collaborative environments to help you reach your full potential.
What unfolded over the weekend in Israel and Gaza is tragic, terrifying, and sadly without end in sight. The Israel-Palestine conflict is deep and complicated, happening against a global backdrop of rising anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, as well as within the context of a decades-long violent occupation of Palestinian land. So many innocent Israelis and Palestinians have lost their lives, and many more are suffering. We have team members with ties to both Israel and Palestine who are hurting right now, and for whom this week is not and cannot be "business as usual." Let's above all be compassionate to those who are affected — our friends, our families, our coworkers, and our communities — by this war.
If you're looking for ways to personally support those impacted during this time, including members of your team, we encourage you to explore our guide with resources below, which includes recommendations for speaking about this conflict at work.
Visa’s payment processing division offers opportunities for interns, entry-level professionals, and experienced candidates. Watch the video to the end to learn everything about this global company.
The payment processing division offers positions across global offices, including engineering, product development, customer service, and business development roles. Denise Raper, VP and head of architecture & consulting at Visa, shares valuable information for you to find the perfect fit for your career goals.
The company’s payment processing division enables secure and efficient transactions for billions of people worldwide. Every time you use your Visa card, their systems process the transaction, thanks to the millions of lines of code written and maintained by its team. It's a rewarding experience to know that their work impacts so many lives. They're fueled by their deep industry knowledge and a passion for making Visa the best way to pay and be paid.
If you join the payment processing division, you’ll be part of a dynamic team that powers the global economy while fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Working with them means facing both challenges and fun opportunities. You'll collaborate with professionals from various disciplines. To thrive here, you should enjoy supporting others, possess a strong sense of curiosity, love continuous learning, and excel in problem-solving.
A positive work environment: Payment processing division
Strong relationships lie at the heart of a positive work environment. The company provides mentorship and buddy programs to ensure you have the guidance and support you need. Their team charter sets expectations for open-mindedness, mutual respect, and the team's shared success. Visa celebrates diversity because it drives innovation, allowing the team to tackle challenges from multiple angles.
Are you interested in joining Visa? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Denise Raper
Denise is a strategic and transformational IT leader with 20+ years of experience building and leading diverse, high-performing teams. If you are interested in a career at Visa, you can connect with her on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Visa
Visa is a purpose-driven industry leader! They are united by a common purpose – to uplift everyone, everywhere, by being the best way to pay and be paid. No matter your role, location, or whether you’ve worked there for a day or a decade, Visa employees are part of something bigger — powering payments and uplifting people. Help them enable everyone around the planet to gain access to the global economy.