WOMEN OF BEEKEEPER: MEET BOBBI

I've lived in San Francisco for over 20 years but I'm originally from Missouri. I'm an avid scuba diver and I enjoy traveling and volunteering around the globe. I’m always open to new opportunities and adventures.

Bobbi, VP Sales North America

Do you have a guiding principle, motto, 

or quote you live by?

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Who is your role model, who inspires you?

Elon Musk is inspirational. He dreams big dreams and then makes them happen.

How do you measure your success?

I measure success based upon my level of happiness.

What is your proudest moment in your professional career?

Seeing people I've mentored go on to very successful careers and winning the CRN Channel Chief Award earlier in my career.

What personal achievements are you proud of?

I've always pushed myself to do and experience more. Always be learning...

What is your advice to young women in tech?

Stay focused, do your best work, and find a strong mentor early.

What is the biggest challenge 

you’ve ever faced as a woman in tech?

The predominantly male population and culture at security tech firms in addition to the prospects (CISOs) who were also 95% male can be difficult. Being a female VP of sales in Silicon Valley has had some uphill moments.

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