Women Chief Revenue OfficersAn HR executive from a top company sent me a note. His tech company was on a major search for a Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). They wanted to look at any female candidates because inclusion at the top is important to them. They wanted female candidates and had none.

Who did I know and who could I recommend?

I was stumped.

My knowledge of women CROs and Worldwide Heads of Sales was limited to a handful of women I’d met, been connected to, or been introduced to in the last year on my search to help get more women into B2B sales and sales leadership. I had little to offer. They ended up hiring a great guy – and I couldn’t stop thinking about how few women CROs I knew of.

With the jarring statistic from DiscoverOrg’s recent data that only 12.8% of top sales leaders are women, here is a “first take” on who the women CROs are that we could find through some research and through LinkedIn connections. It is not all-encompassing, in fact I’d love for anyone who is or knows a female CRO and not on this list to be shared through our Twitter handle @WOMENSalesPros and we’ll add them in.  We will create a second list with Worldwide Head of Sales.

In alphabetical order and company listed, we present WOMEN CROs (we are saving sales enablement titles for another list):

  1. Divya Agarwalla – Instamotor
  2. Amanda Armstrong – Vend
  3. Joanna Bailey – GrowMobile by Perion
  4. Erica Bartman – Clique Media Group
  5. Sharon Berdugo – Viralize
  6. Preeti Bhat – EarthBenign
  7. Katie Bianchi – GE Digital
  8. Hillary Billingsley – ThingLink
  9. Anne Bowman – FlipTix
  10. Jacqui Bracey – US Blanks (LA)
  11. Cindy BrownViraGains
  12. Nancy Cardone – Marie Claire
  13. Eileen Carty – Woven Digital
  14. Carol Chalmers – Presdo
  15. Natalie CheneyMemberSuite, Inc.
  16. Jill ChiaraLandit
  17. Kathee Chimowitz – BoomBit Games
  18. Pamela Cohen – Education Dynamics
  19. Marianne Collins – SourceMedia
  20. Christina Cranley – Fast Company
  21. Avantika DaingJopwell
  22. Gina D’Andrea – Bankrate, Inc.
  23. Tara DeLong – Klugonyx Group
  24. Angela Dowling – Cambia Health Solutions
  25. Katelyn Duff – Division-D
  26. Deborah Esayian – Marketron
  27. Stephanie Fader – Punchbowl
  28. Mary Favazza – Good Measures LLC
  29. Melissa Felder – California Academy of Sciences
  30. Deanna Flanick – Buyers Laboratory LLC
  31. Cynthia Fox – Shield Technologies US
  32. Cynthia FryTrinity Health
  33. Allyson Fryhoff – Salesforce.org
  34. Elizabeth Gallagher – Thumbtack Technology
  35. Stephanie Galloway – Medcan
  36. Emilia Gamble – Avid Media Ltd
  37. Stefanie Genauer – Kairos
  38. Ellen Giglio – AFAR Media
  39. Ashley Glover – RealPage, Inc
  40. Melissa Goidel – Refinery29, Inc.
  41. Melissa Greenberg – Flite
  42. Dana Griffin – Knotch
  43. Lisa Gruwell – Wikimedia Foundation
  44. Anita Gupta – KiwiTech
  45. Sarah HagueHague Strategic Consulting
  46. Elizabeth HalkosPurchasing Power
  47. Carol Hanley – Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
  48. Maria Hess – PicMonkey
  49. Brenda Hetrick – Matrix Solutions
  50. Angela Hills – Cielo
  51. Margaret Hunt – New York Public Radio
  52. Shannon Jessup – Tapjoy
  53. Tiffany Jones – iSIGHT Partners
  54. Lori Jones – Connance
  55. Adriana Kampfner – CMP.LY
  56. Amanda Kanaga – SparkPeople
  57. Kimberly KelleherCondé Nast
  58. Maile Keone – Listen Technologies Corporation
  59. Jo Kinsella – TVSquared
  60. Catherine Kniker – Technology Platform Group at PTC
  61. Lucy Kriz – Conde Nast
  62. Lauren Labahn – Austin Film Society
  63. Susan Ledger – Splunk
  64. Meredith Levien – The New York Times
  65. Taryn Lomas – Underground Elephant
  66. Sandy Lutton – Washington Speakers Bureau
  67. Cecily Mak – Flipboard
  68. Pamela Mann – Conde Nast
  69. Ashley Mathis – Teaching Strategies, LLC
  70. Emily McAteer – SunEdison
  71. Sonia McFarland – San Francisco Deltas
  72. Kassie Means – Hearst Magazines
  73. Janet Megdadi – Synthesio
  74. Debra MeyerSQAD LLC
  75. Sandie Milberg – Varick Media Management
  76. Terri Mock – Ve Interactive
  77. Heather Monahan – Beasley Media Group
  78. Lynne Montesanto – Boston Magazine
  79. Alison Moore – SoundCloud
  80. Shelly MuddJobs2Careers
  81. Sharon MussalliSome Spider
  82. Nichole Mustard – Credit Karma
  83. Michele Napier – Mercy Health
  84. Darya NasrLigaData
  85. Elise NeelMapQuest
  86. Lauren Nemeth – Turn
  87. Bernadette NixonAlfresco
  88. Veronica O’SheaMagnitude Software
  89. Lisa Owens – TED
  90. Karleen PateSonoma Media Investments
  91. Ellen Patterson – EverFi
  92. Kathy Perone – Bay Microsystems, Inc.
  93. Connie Phillips – Condé Nast
  94. Charity Plaxton – MLive Media Group
  95. Kerri Pollard – Honey
  96. Patti Poole – Vendavo
  97. Lori Prestesater – AxisPoint Health
  98. Kyle Raffaniello – Vitals
  99. Katrina Reynolds – Medical University of South Carolina
  100. Baglan RhymesAnchorFree
  101. Shanika Rogowski – Mansfield Bank
  102. Andrea Romero – ingomma
  103. Victoria RoseWenner Media
  104. Margaret Roth – Yet Analytics, Inc
  105. Kim RowleyBillaway
  106. Priya Sachdev – Business Salt
  107. Christina SandyEconoday
  108. Jackie Schneider – Field Nation
  109. Karen Schuchardtizo
  110. Jill Seelig – Hearst Magazines
  111. Michele Shepard – Vertafore
  112. Samantha Skey – SheKnows Media
  113. Carol Smith – Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine
  114. Rebecca Sperrey – Eastern Maine Heatlhcare Systems
  115. Mollie Spilman – Criteo
  116. Marti Strand – Allegheny Health Network
  117. Marie SvetAccuWeather
  118. Shirley Tafoya – Rakuten Marketing
  119. Tammy Thomlison – University of Mississippi Medical Center
  120. Jacinta Tobin – Twistlock
  121. Victoria Treyger – Kabbage, Inc
  122. Wanda Truxillo – MotorQueen
  123. Caroline Turner – PowerToFly
  124. Lisa Utzschneider – Yahoo
  125. Hilit Vainbergerio
  126. Michelle Vautier – dLocal
  127. Jennifer Vaziralli – Latinum Network
  128. Camille Watson – Farm Hill
  129. Susan WeinerAll Inbox LLC
  130. Kristine Welker – The Hearst Corporation
  131. Vicki WellingtonHearst Magazines
  132. Jana Whitcomb – AudienceScience
  133. Jennifer Wilga – MediaRadar, Inc.
  134. Annie Williams – Kindful
  135. Rachel WolkowitzAccomplice
  136. Monica Xuereb – Loews Hotels

Lori Richardson  helps mid-sized companies grow revenues by solving key issues in their sales department – like recruiting, retention, diversity hiring, process, pipeline and leadership. She speaks at CEO groups on topics of sales growth. Clients include companies in the technology, telecom, manufacturing, distribution, and professional services industries. Subscribe to the award-winning blog, follow her on Twitter