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Overcoming Blockers, Undertaking Leadership: Real Talk with Women VPs


Diversity in leadership is vital to a thriving organization’s culture and business. At Chronus, we have several women VPs running the helm of important functions from marketing and customer success to sales and people experience.

As a part of our celebration of Women’s History Month, we are spotlighting our women leaders in a panel discussion about their unique experiences that lead them to leadership positions, the obstacles they faced to get there and the advice they have for other women looking to navigate the leadership pipeline in the workplace.

Join us to discover:

  • How they knew they wanted to pursue leadership roles
  • Whether they encountered implicit bias or push back
  • What role mentorship has played in their professional journeys
  • What advice they would give other women trying to advance their careers

This webinar is approved for 1 SHRM recertification credit.

Speaker Bios

Ashley Carla
Vice President of Customer Success | Chronus

As Vice President of Customer Success, Ashley leads a team of professionals whose daily mission is to partner with Chronus customers to achieve their mentorship-driven goals; customers are at the heart of everything the team does. As an experienced mentee and mentor, she is passionate about the impact mentoring can have on an organization. Prior to Chronus, Ashley built and led expert teams focused on driving customer success for mission-driven SaaS companies such as TeamSnap and BetterUp.

Lydia Frank
Vice President of Marketing | Chronus

As Vice President of Marketing, Lydia uses the art and science of strategic storytelling to showcase the incredible power of mentorship in developing employees, transforming organizational culture from the inside out and ensuring every employee feels connected to and supported by their organization. Lydia is a strong advocate for creating more accessible paths to power for women, people of color and other historically marginalized groups in the labor market and economy.
Prior to Chronus, Lydia served in a number of marketing roles at PayScale – most recently Vice President of Corporate & Product Marketing – growing it from a disruptive startup to the market leader in the compensation data and software vertical. Previously, she led digital content teams at and MSN.

Sara Rahmani
Vice President of People Experience & DEI | Chronus

As Vice President of People Experience & DEI, Sara is a dynamic culture builder responsible for all things people, focusing on employee development, culture, engagement programs, and belonging, diversity and inclusion. Prior to Chronus, Sara created curriculum and developed district-wide academic programs for the Texas public school system. She has also worked in several talent roles as a consultant for Vista Private Equity, a global HR leader for high tech companies and in the legal field.

Whitney Slough
Vice President of Sales| Chronus

As Vice President of Sales, Whitney is a results-driven leader responsible for building strategic direction within the sales team, driving revenue growth and market expansion. She brings 17+ years of highly successful sales leadership, sales, and relationship development experience leading to top producer status and a proven track record of consistently exceeding growth targets.
Prior to Chronus, Whitney spent 6.5 years at UserTesting where her guidance consistently elevated teams to peak performance, ensuring that sales processes were not just efficient, but also optimized to maximize revenue growth while effectively curtailing churn. She saw UserTesting through its successful IPO in 2021 and a subsequent acquisition.

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