PowerToFly Event Recap: MongoDB’s Regional Sales Director Offers 10 Valuable Career Lessons

In November 2020, MongoDB hosted a virtual panel discussion with our partner PowerToFly. During this session, women in roles across MongoDB’s Sales organization — from entry-level to leadership — shared more about their experience working at such a fast-growing company, how they’ve owned their career growth, and advice for anyone considering a career here.

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One mic-drop moment during the event was when Stephanie Samuels, Regional Director of Sales at MongoDB, shared 10 unique and insightful lessons based on her experiences that anyone — early careerist or seasoned professional — should consider to guide their career success.

10 Career Lessons by Stephanie Samuels

Lesson #10: You are not a label.

Lesson #9: Have a strong work ethic.

Lesson #8: Advocate for yourself.

Lesson #7: You are not an imposter.

Lesson #6: The most valuable resource you have is your time.

Lesson #5: Make work-life balance a priority.

Lesson #4: Create a personal board of directors.

Lesson #3: Run your own race.

Lesson #2: Have perseverance.

Lesson #1: There will be beauty for ashes.

Download the lessons here:

10 Lessons to remember as you build your career

About PowerToFly:

MongoDB is a proud partner of PowerToFly, a recruiting platform that connects companies to women in tech, sales, marketing, and more. With a mission to improve diversity recruiting and hiring, PowerToFly is a targeted job board that offers high-visibility employer branding services to help pools of underrepresented talent discover new roles at great companies. Learn more about PowerToFly here.

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