Joyce Johnson is an award-winning sales champion, speaker, 7x author, sales coach, and founder of the Why Sales Network. She started her sales career in professional sports and later entered the telecommunications industry as a Sales Director in global markets. Joyce has been a mentor for over 20 years. She is most passionate about diversity and empowering the next generation of inclusive sales leaders.
In this episode, Joyce discusses her experiences as a woman of color in sales and why companies should work towards having more diverse sales teams.
Here are some of the topics covered in this episode:
Navigating the homogenous world of sales as a woman of color
Leveraging diversity within a company
Creating a welcoming business environment
Becoming more than just the ‘diversity hire’
About the Guest:
For over 15 years, Joyce has mentored her favorite group of people: college students. She has married her love for the sales profession, passion for diversity and inclusion, mentorship, and coaching to help empower the next generation of leaders by creating trainings and publishing books to help them navigate the workplace. Joyce spent the past year growing the Why Sales Network brand after spending six years as a sales leader in the distribution industry, earning top recognition as the #1 seller in 2017 and 2018.