Powerful women across the world celebrate sales achievements

7th April 2015 |   Journal Of Sales Transformation

Ruchita Taneja Aggarwal

Citi’s Ruchita Taneja Aggarwal: most distinguished in India. © Women in Sales Awards

High-achieving saleswomen in India have been celebrating the first ever Women in Sales Awards. The winners were announced last month.

Ruchita Taneja Aggarwal, who is Director, North & East India Sales Head for Citibank, celebrated winning the award for Best Woman Sales Director and the overall accolade of “The Most Distinguished Saleswoman of the Year”.

She says: “I hope this recognition can serve as that catalyst for other women colleagues within Citi to allow them to know that it is indeed possible for a woman to have a family and also do well at work.”

London event

Meanwhile, Thomson Reuters account manager for Istanbul, Serra Erelcin was recently voted “Most Distinguished Saleswoman of 2014” at the second Women in Sales Awards event at London’s Savoy Hotel, where she also won the “Best Woman in Financial Sales Category.”

Erelecin has been in Thomson Reuters Financial Sales for 18 years, responsible for a portfolio consisting of market-leading banks, asset management companies, investments banks and some large corporations; she is also Country Manager for Turkey.

A truly international event, the London awards attracted entries from across Europe and beyond. IT Sales winner Diana Morales, who has an engineering background and an MBA, has worked in IT consulting sales for 15 years in the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, France and Colombia. “I have lived and studied in London and Paris and speak fluent English, French and Spanish,” she tells the Journal.