WISE Member of the Month: March 2022

Each month, WISE selects a member of the community to share their sales knowledge and story. We are excited to announce Alessandra Gamba as our March 2022 Member of the Month!

Ale is currently a Strategic Account Director at Movable Ink and joined the WISE community in 2021.

What’s the most helpful piece of sales advice you’ve ever received?

The best career advice I have ever received was “Know your value”. I don’t mean it arrogantly, knowing your value means being aware of your skills and strengths as well as areas of improvement. It’s important to know what you can offer as a professional while also remaining realistic about what you need to improve on so that you don’t feel taken for granted or stretched too thin.

Mine was a long journey (and some days I feel like it’s still a work in progress). I feel like three people really helped me build an honest picture of who I am as a professional: my fiance Trevor, my mentor Owen and my ex-colleague (and now close friend) Josh. Building that picture has allowed me to ask for help when I needed support and to “fight” for myself when I was being sold short.

The best part is that, once I truly got to know my worth, the universe rewarded me with my dream job at Movable Ink. I was lucky enough to meet my manager Emily, who decided to hire me. I instantly felt a connection with her and I think she recognized my value immediately – that’s been the best feeling ever! I have been part of her team for four months and I have never felt more empowered and trusted. And again, knowing my value, I know that I can ask for help at any point and I will get it but I will also be able to make my decisions and they will be fully supported. It makes for a truly harmonious work environment!

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What is the best part of your WISE Membership?

Thanks to WISE, I have met incredible human beings. That’s really the first thing I’d mention about being part of the WISE community – people.

I remember when I attended my first event at WISE and felt nervous because I did not know what to expect and after 10 minutes I knew I was in a safe space, surrounded by women that I would have learnt a lot from and that I could share my thoughts and experiences with.

The beauty of this community is that the relationships built are truly genuine and can last a lifetime.

What’s your go-to activity to unwind?

I love pilates. It helps me enhance my connection with my mind and body, especially when I manage to combine it with my meditation and manifestation exercises.
I try to practice it at least 3 times a week (my sessions are 45 minutes max) and it’s something I suggest everyone try – please ping me if you want to organise some classes together!

Join Ale and the WISE Community to utilize all the WISE membership benefits to push your career to the next level by applying here.