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Inside the Ohana: The Value of Family and Career Balance with Jennifer Lagaly, EVP for Tableau Americas at Salesforce

Hear Jennifer share lessons learned from her time in the Ohana.

Backed by the power of Salesforce, Tableau is driving organizations to greater success through the combination of its industry-leading analytics and Salesforce’s world-leading business transformation. Together with Salesforce, Tableau is empowering organizations of all sizes to make faster, more confident decisions—driving better data-driven outcomes—with analytics for everyone.

Industry
Data Visualization Software
Founded
2003 (Acquired by Salesforce in 2019)
Jennifer Lagaly

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.

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.

Episode Summary

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, advice for thriving as a working parent, and much more.

Key Takeaways

Quotes

“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.”

Episode Highlights

*(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

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