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Women in Sales honors Kimberly-Clark leaders

Thursday, June 30, 2016  
Posted by: Rufino Cabang
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Three women from NEW Foundation partner Kimberly-Clark Corporation have received 2016 Women in Sales North America Awards, which recognize the achievements of women in the sales field, a traditionally male-oriented arena.

Suporia Anthony, smart solutions consultant for Kimberly-Clark, was named Best Woman in Inside Sales. Anthony provides leadership insights for the business development arm of Kimberly-Clark’s Intelligent Restroom beta launch and is a team member of the Future First professional development program.

Anthony said the honor provided her an added boost to take on new challenges. "I want other women to feel the same by being nominated!" Anthony told Women in Sales. "This award is about more than sales numbers, it is about growing into leadership."

Sylvia Imm, sales capability team leader, was named Best Sales Mentor. She has held leadership roles at Kimberly-Clark for 10 years, currently leading the West Region of North America, developing key distributor and end user relationships.

Giving back has been a critical factor in Imm's success strategy. "Without my mentors, I would not be where I am today," Imm said, "nor would I have grown as a leader in order to be worthy of mentoring others."

Business Development Manager Michele L. Neher was named Best Woman in Field Sales. Neher oversees customer development and acquisition efforts in Kimberly-Clark’s Partnership Products Division.

A NEW Leadership Academy webinar earlier this year, which asked the question, "What is your claim to fame?" inspired her desire to be recognized for driving results "with creativity and grace,” Neher said.

The Women in Sales Awards program was created to bring a greater awareness of the need for gender diversity in sales and in executive leadership teams, as well as help grow the pipeline of sales talent. Awardees were honored at a gala June 23, 2016 at InterContinental Chicago Hotel.

See WSA celebration video
Read about all Women in Sales Award winners

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