The 10 most influential black women in sales and marketing right now

  • 10 Oct 2023

Momentum ITSMA Staff

October is Black History Month, so we want to ‘Salute our Sisters’ by recognizing and honoring the remarkable achievements of some of the most influential and inspiring black women in sales and marketing.

Their successes have not only helped to shape their industries but also paved the way for future generations.

Jackie McKinley Vice-President, US Enterprise Sales, NetApp With a leadership career spanning more than three decades, Jackie has been at the forefront of guiding global sales teams across diverse sectors. Her achievements saw her honored as one of the Most Influential Women in Corporate America in 2019, by Savoy Magazine. We were thrilled to have Jackie as a guest on our ABM podcast.

Dara Treseder CMO, Autodesk Dara’s many leadership accolades include Forbes’ World’s Most Influential CMOs for multiple consecutive years. She’s been honored by Adweek, Campaign US, Business Insider, AdAge, and Inc. Magazine. Dara’s also been inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement, is a respected speaker, thought leader, and champion of diversity initiatives.

Gail Moody-Byrd Vice President of Marketing, LinkedIn, Premier Member of Black Women on Boards Gail is a seasoned marketing executive known for her expertise in digital and AI-driven corporate operation and enhancing customer experiences. Her impactful roles at Levi Strauss, Palm, SAP, and Noodle.ai have solidified her reputation as a sought-after speaker, particularly in fields such as supply chain and Artificial Intelligence.

Sydne Mullings Marketing Leader, Microsoft Sydne is a champion for diversity and inclusion, with a passion for building bridges and investing in programs to support the hiring, onboarding, and development of people from diverse backgrounds. She’s a valued member of the Momentum ITSMA Advisory Board, the After-School All-Stars Puget Sound Board, and Director of the Issaquah School Board.

Natalie Gullatt Customer Lifecycle and Growth Marketing, Perceptyx Natalie is the visionary behind the Black Marketers Association of America (BMAA) – an organization empowering marketers of color to ascend to leadership roles in the industry. Natalie also serves as BMAA’s President, is a sought-after speaker and has earned acclaim for her outstanding achievements as an award-winning B2B innovator.

Jacqueline Woods Chief Marketing Officer, Teradata Jacqueline has a notable track record of propelling global enterprises forward through pioneering brand strategies that drive customer-centric initiatives and revenue optimization. She’s highly regarded for her ability to nurture partnerships and orchestrate seamless collaboration to bridge the gap between sales, marketing, and operations, to fuel growth.

Oury Tamboura VP Global Brand & Advertising, Citi With a background in media management at Twitter, Always On Communications, and Horizon Media, Oury is known for her expertise in creating integrated programs that encompass thought leadership, social media, and demand generation. She is also recognized as an industry speaker, DE&I advocate, and influential leader.

Renee Edwards Director, Global Social Marketing, IBM Renee is a leader in social media marketing and has directed campaigns for prominent companies like Intel, Samsung Electronics America, ADP, and IBM. She’s also recognized for championing diversity and inclusivity. As part of IBM’s executive leadership, she was an integral driver in reviving a 110-year-old brand for today’s tech enthusiasts.

Cristina Jones Former CMO, Salesforce Cristina’s roles have been diverse, including Marketing Leader at Fox and 20th Century Fox, and SVP for Customer Marketing, Brand Sponsorships, and C-Suite Engagement at Salesforce. During the latter, she reshaped the discourse on technology and initiated Salesforce’s ‘Make Change’ series.

Alicia Ray Sr. Director of Product Marketing, CBRE Alicia is a seasoned leader, known for driving business growth by successfully crafting effective go-to-market strategies for top technology firms. She’s passionate about creating innovative, audience-centric products, with expertise spanning B2B/B2C social media marketing, ad serving, data, and analytics. Alicia is also Founder of the AdTech Collective.

To hear about more inspirational women in sales and marketing, have a listen to our Breaking the Bias Podcast series.

October is Black History Month, so we want to ‘Salute our Sisters’ by recognizing and honoring the remarkable achievements of some of the most influential and inspiring black women in sales and marketing.  

See more in:

Share this post:

Momentum ITSMA Staff