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Succeeding as a woman in sales may require developing your craft while managing gender stereotypes. For the Peak Sales Recruiting blog, marketing specialist Taylor Dumouchel collected career advice from 21 female sales experts. Their tips – like finding a mentor and believing in your skills – can seem generic at times. Nonetheless, readers will be able to uncover a few gems to bring to their work. getAbstract recommends this constructive, quick read to women starting a career in sales. 

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Taylor Dumouchel is a marketing specialist at Peak Sales Recruiting and a regular contributor to its blog.



Because men and women add different perspectives and approaches, gender diversity in sales teams positively affects results. According to LinkedIn statistics, women currently make up 41% of the sales workforce. To succeed as a woman in sales:

  • Stay current – Keep yourself and your team up-to-date on trends so you can have meaningful conversations with buyers and prospects. Keep digging deeper. Sumo Logic’s Bridget Gleason advocates an inquisitive mind-set: “Curiosity strengthens relationships. It fosters agile thinking. It facilitates deeper insights.”
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