Powerful Women in Consumer Technology 2019: Rebecca Melott
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Title: Manager, Field Sales
Company: New Age Electronics, a division of SYNNEX Corp.
Tell us a little about your career history.
I have been in the consumer technology industry for more than 20 years. I started out as a buyer and then went on to work for manufacturers calling on distributors and then retailers. I now enjoy managing national retail accounts along with managing my team.
What attracted you to a career in consumer technology?
I was attracted to the challenge of constantly learning new products in an industry that is constantly evolving. There is an excitement surrounding new product launches and how I can help customers make them successful.
What are the best initiatives available to attract women to careers in technology—and what hurdles are left to overcome?
Technology is always growing and changing. For women in technology, I believe there is ample opportunity to be hired and grow within those roles. The addition of more work from home opportunities also allows more flexibility. I have been well supported in my career and able to pursue various directions based on my passions.
What accomplishments are you most proud of in your career?
I am most proud of the continued growth of my career. I enjoy being able to work my way up and prove myself capable of more responsibility and opportunity. This includes the management of large accounts and seeing them double their business year-over-year.
Any closing thoughts you’d like to share?
Hard work pays off. Do all things with integrity and transparency. Do not be afraid or intimidated to pursue additional or new opportunities.