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61: The Path to CMO: Networking & Building Meaningful Connections - with Sydney Sloan, CMO at Drata
Episode 6115th May 2024 • Women in B2B Marketing • Podcast Host: Jane Serra, 15+ years in B2B marketing across all industries from SaaS to Marketing Agencies and International Outsourcing.
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In this episode of "Women in B2B Marketing," host Jane Serra chats with B2B rockstar Sydney Sloan, CMO of Drata, about the power of personal branding and networking for career advancement. Sydney also shares her B2B marketing journey, emphasizing the need to understand the market and be passionate about solving customer problems. She advises listeners on building networks, engaging with industry influencers, and the steps to transition into advisory and board roles.

Sydney walks us through:

  • the importance of personal branding and its impact on career growth
  • her journey in B2B marketing and transitioning into tech
  • building a strong professional network and engaging with industry influencers
  • tips for effective networking, making relevant connections, and the importance of being prepared for mentoring sessions
  • exploring career goals and the value of seeking advice from multiple sources
  • overcoming discomfort in networking situations and the importance of putting oneself out there
  • transitioning into advisory and board roles
  • navigating the competitive job-seeking landscape
  • asking the right questions when looking for a new role to ensure the fit is right, and the value of regularly assessing if the role still feels right
  • understanding one's worth and leveraging networks for job opportunities

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