The Value of Family and Career Balance

Welcome to Inside the Ohana!

Meet Jennifer Lagaly, Executive Vice President for Tableau Americas at Salesforce, and a champion for women in the workplace. As an executive leader and a mother of five children, Jennifer knows too well the struggles of balancing a career and family. In this episode, Jennifer shares lessons learned from her time in the Ohana, and advice for thriving as a working parent.

Guest Bio - Jennifer has spent 19+ years at Salesforce, and served in a variety of sales roles across the organization. Prior to Salesforce, Lagaly has experience in technology sales across several companies including Forte (Sun) and Motiva (Siebel), and providing Siebel and Remedy call-center solutions to Siemens ICN. Jennifer graduated from UC Davis in 1993 - along with her identical twin sister, Beth. She lives in the Bay Area with her 5 children and her husband.

“What do you want your life to look like in 10 years? Then start and work towards that, knowing that it's a painful gauntlet and that sometimes, you’ll have to get through trying to fit work and parenting into the same thing. But, if you've got a partner that is in it with you as well, and you love what you do, you'll get through it.” Jennifer Lagaly

Episode Timestamps:

*(1:44) - Ohana Origins 

*(4:252) - Jennifer’s biggest Salesforce wins

*(7:52) - Thriving in both parenthood and the workplace

*(11:19) -  How the Ohana brings out your best

*(14:54) - What’s Cooking

*(20:56) - Future Forecast

*(22:33) - Advice for navigating parenthood with a career*(23:56) - Lightning Round

Posted on
June 1, 2022
Emma Calderon

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