Let’s incorporate one more motivating journey in my success stories which would serve as an inspiration to many. With every story, I feel motivated for bringing more and more women on board who have not only changed their lives but also serve as a lighted candle in someone else life.
Paige is an amazing personality, full of life and great experience in non-profit management. She began her journey as international relations and East Asia Area Studies double major in college. After that, she spent a year studying in Japan. Her first couple of jobs after completing her studies were in Japanese travel enterprises. The fundamental challenge for her was that being a non-Japanese female, her career had constrained options. But her willingness to work more was greater and she joined Junior Chamber of Commerce as one of the board of directors where she realized her passion for non-profit work. The realization dawned on her and she was focused to work for a non-profit organization.
Paige spent the next 20 years of her career working towards non-profit management for a variety of non-profits varying from an aquarium to free clinic. She never stopped, but continued to work and follow her dreams, which is why she has achieved so much. As a single mother, she is constantly juggled between all of the responsibilities in her life – work, managing a home, raising an active teenage boy. The flexibility she had in her job and working on a cloud-based platform really helped her. She could get work done on a mobile device while chauffeuring or flex her work time when she had parenting responsibilities.
“When opportunity knocks at your door, always be willing to take a chance, because you never know how perfect something could turn out to be.” Paige was given a chance to work in implementing the technology plan; there were multiple databases in diverse systems namely Filemaker Pro, Excel and DonorPerfect. Although, she was not from the technical background but she supervised the entire implementation for new website and Salesforce as the CRM. She was an end user in the CRM system and implemented Salesforce 10 years ago. She witnessed her first Dreamforce and she was captivated by the endless capabilities which Salesforce offers. Salesforce has completely revolutionized the workflow of the organization she used to work with.
Paige was so much impressed by the platform that she became the founder of the Los Angeles Non-profit User Group of which she is the co-leader now. The most remarkable thing about Salesforce which fascinated her is the vibrant, active and supportive community which revolves around the platform. It serves as a colossal benefit and part of what makes working with Salesforce so much fun and its endless rewards makes it all the more exciting.
Salesforce is known for giving back and Paige is all the more involved in being as a volunteer for inclining young women in numerous technology platforms. She spent time with legendary Gillian Bruce and other renowned personalities who are involved in leading Salesforce project. She is currently three times Salesforce certified, TrailHead Ranger and has won over 200 TrailHead badges.
The woman who herself is an inspiration for many is also inspired by women who are transforming the world for creating better opportunities for others. Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai, Michelle Obama are some of the eminent personalities who have encouraged her in every facet of life be it supporting young girls in getting an education, how to face the negativity which comes in life with a strong determination which truly supported her in enlightening her path.
Paige is best known for her management skills, work ethics, leadership qualities, coaching and supporting the people to walk on the footprints of how to work towards achieving success. Her wonderful trait of dealing with chaos with patience portrays her calm nature.
Paige formula of success:
Hard work + Success+ Dedication = Success
Her success and the place which has reached now are totally owing to her hard work, determination to dream and achieve something big in life. Paige is truly grateful and appreciative to Salesforce platform for giving her the reward of being an MVP and to do good to the community. Let’s hear it for Paige and her rising will towards giving back to Salesforce.