Cloud Girls is honored to have amazingly accomplished, professional women in tech as our members. We take every opportunity to showcase their expertise and accomplishments – promotions, speaking engagements, publications and more. Now, we are excited to shine a spotlight on one of our members each month.
Our Cloud Expert of the Month is Tatiana Sebby.
Tatiana Sebby is an Enterprise Account Executive. While she’s had a 14 year career in technology solution sales and business development, she has been with 8×8, a global leader in unified communications, the past 4 years. She currently works with global enterprises to help them enhance their communications strategy which enables them to leverage her cloud services to transform their businesses and she has a blast doing it.
Tatiana has been a Cloud Girl since 2016 and currently serves on the Cloud Girls board as Events Planning chair.
When did you join Cloud Girls and why?
I joined Cloud Girls in 2016. A year prior my boss at the time, who by the way would still love to be an honorary member, introduced me to Manon Buettner and Jo Peterson. These two blew me away with their depth of knowledge and willingness to impart their lessons on women in technology
What do you value about being a Cloud Girl?
What I most value about being a Cloud Girl are the relationships I’ve developed over the years. It’s also given me a platform to now give back and support others like so many in the group did for me.
How did you find a career in tech? Did you choose it, or did you end up here and how?
I Definitely didn’t plan on it! After college I had aspirations of going into finance, after going through different offers, I remember being in the kitchen looking at my Dad and saying ‘I think I’m going to hate all these jobs’. His response was; ‘Good. I think you should get into Sales’. Rest is history.
What is the best professional/business book you’ve read and why?
This past year I read Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. The lessons have stuck with me. This is a leadership book about taking 100% ownership. As a leader when something goes wrong, check the ego, take ownership of the team’s failure, access all angles and then it’s your job to help each individual improve. No bad teams, only bad leaders.
What one piece of advice would you share with young women to encourage them to take a seat at the table?
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. – Dalai Lama