Daniela Becker-Russell scoops top award at the International Women In Sales Awards 2013 in London
By Maria Sandu on Dec 12, 2013
Daniela Becker-Russell was recognised as the Most Distinguished Sales Woman at the International Women in Sales Awards held on 4th December at the Savoy in London. The Women in Sales Awards recognises the most exemplary women in Sales across Europe in eight different business sectors. The awards were designed to bring a greater awareness of the benefits of gender diversity in sales and in executive sales leadership teams.
Not only did Daniela win the category of Best Woman in Software Sales 2013 but she was also awarded the top accolade for most distinguished Sales Woman of the Year, winning a Golf TDI for a year.
The high profile event brought together 285 guests from some of the world’s leading organisations including well-known names like Google, LinkedIn, Telefonica O2, Yahoo, Npower, PepsiCo, Oracle, Shredit, Bupa and GE. The high profile, inaugural award ceremony was held on 4th December in The Savoy, London and was attended by Oracle Top Executives - Dermot O’Kelly, SVP Technology UK, IE & Israel; Steve Fearon, VP Applications for MidSize Enterprises in Western Europe; Gaye Hudson, VP Corporate Communication EMEA and Karen Clarke, VP Applications PSCMU UK, Ireland and Northern Europe.
Daniela who was nominated for the award by her Manager Conor Gleeson went through a rigorous selection process including a full day of interviews and competitive evaluation by a panel of independent judges. Judges put Daniela through her paces by assessing her general sales ability, track record in achieving and exceeding targets and an understanding of the implications of change on the wider business. All 51 finalists across 10 categories had to deliver a sales pitch with the highest overall score awarded by 12 judges determining the overall winner of the Most Distinguished Sales Woman in Europe accolade.
Conor Gleeson, VP OD Application Sales said: “Daniela’s hard work, commitment, focus and dedication to her job have made her a top performing Manager in the Applications team over the past few years. It’s a fantastic achievement for Daniela to receive the external recognition that she deserves by winning Most Distinguished Sales Woman in Europe. This is a truly wonderful achievement for both Daniela and Oracle Direct. She has done the Apps team proud!”Daniela herself couldn’t contain her excitement on winning the award saying:
“I am absolutely thrilled to win Best Woman Software Sales Award and over the moon to also be awarded the honour of Most Distinguished Sales Woman 2013 against a very impressive group of finalists from leading companies across different industries.Oracle is a great company to work for with a clear vision for success, focus on customers and outstanding talent. This is the highlight of my career so far and is down to the amazing work the team at Oracle delivers. I have always had the good fortune to work with exceptional people to make a difference to our customers’ business as well as our own personal growth and development.”
Full details on the awards including a full list of winners and details of the judging panel are available atwww.wisawards.com.
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