Diva Tech Talk was thrilled to interview technology industry leader and visionary, Joanne Moretti, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales Enablement at Jabil Inc., and General Manager of Jabil’s Blue Sky Center. With a 30-plus year career at tech industry giants like CA Technologies, Hewlett Packard and Dell, Joanne had many personal insights and leadership tips to share.
Beginning her tech career at one of Canada’s largest banks (CIBC), Joanne moved to the vendor side when she joined CA Technologies as a systems engineer. She went on to become a successful salesperson; sales manager; General Manager for CA, Canada and then SVP/GM for CA, Canada and the West Coast. Joanne subsequently joined Hewlett Packard and applied solutions selling “know-how” to her role as leader for the HP Sales University, where she and her team developed an award-winning curriculum which encouraged “a much higher level of conversation” between HP sales representatives and their customers.
From HP, Joanne moved to Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Dell Software and took on the initial role of integrating seven software entity acquisitions, from a marketing/brand perspective to “come up with a uniform message to market around how Dell software was going to enable Dell solutions, overall.” Now she is SVP, Marketing and Sales Enablement at Jabil, and General Manager of The Blue Sky Center, “our innovation hub for the whole 180,000 person company. “
Joanne characterized her three major leadership skills simply. They include adaptability to change, her ability to assess risk, and make decisions. “I think that making decisions is one of the most important things you can do if you’re an entrepreneur or an ‘intrapreneur.’ Decision-making is what fuels progress.”
Joanne’s two biggest passions, outside of her professional mission, is attracting women to STEM and strengthening other women technology leaders, as well as working for the goal of expanded, effective education. For her, it is all about “unlocking the potential of people, and the world.”
Joanne also has an aspirational goal to inspire 1 million women, for good, by the year 2020. “And I put presentations together, blogs together, speak publicly whenever I am given the opportunity. I give away my top 10 leadership tips away all the time.”
Some of Joanne’s 10 tips for aspiring female tech leaders are highlighted in the podcast and the rest in our blog.
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