With a focus on diversity, the industry’s premier empowerment training program aims to fill positions in the most prominent sales area of employment.
SAN DIEGO, September 28, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Seismic, the world leader in accreditation, in partnership with SV Academy, the leading provider of training and jobs in sales and customer success for diverse job seekers with high potential, and the Sales support company, the world’s largest non-profit organization for sales support professionals, today announced the launch of the Enableship program. Enableship offers training, coaching, mentoring, and a community network for the placement of historically under-represented candidates into entry-level empowerment positions. Seismic, SV Academy, Sales Enablement Society and partner companies from various sectors aim to create an inclusive empowerment community and raise wages by democratizing opportunities for job seekers from all walks of life.
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In recent years, the role of empowerment has broadened to encompass not only sales representatives, but also anyone who interacts with buyers and customers. This expansion has fueled an explosive demand for empowerment professionals. Recent data from the LinkedIn Sales Status 2021 The report says sales support roles have grown 200% over the past two years, 18 times faster than sales organizations as a whole. However, diversity remains an issue in the industry, with black and Latin applicants filling less than 10% of available positions, according to Seismic estimates.
The goal of the Enableship program is to make entry-level habilitation positions more accessible to candidates of diverse backgrounds and achieve a salary increase of $ 22 million over three years. Since 2017, SV Academy’s entry-level career paths in sales and customer success have more than doubled the salaries of under-represented candidates after graduation, 60% of individuals receiving promotions in the first year.
“As a global leader in empowerment, we have a responsibility to expand the pool of candidates for this rapidly growing industry, placing diversity and inclusion at the center of our efforts. The partnership with SV Academy is the first step in this ongoing initiative, ”said Doug Winter, CEO and co-founder of Seismic. “I am grateful to the Sales Enablement Society, as well as the clients and partners of Seismic who have pledged their support to this important program by providing internships and mentoring advice. We look forward to other partners joining us in this important hiring and career initiative. . Together, we can make the empowerment sector more equitable and inclusive. “
The Enableship program includes training that matches the skills needed for an entry-level enablement role. The program will be offered as a specialization to SV Academy learners as part of 300 hours of rigorous technical training and leadership training. Graduates will have the opportunity to apply for paid apprenticeships and full-time positions with partner employers. Support continues with 12 months of coaching for employees and their managers after placement.
“At SV Academy, we’re passionate about helping employers hire and develop people from all walks of life as they launch their careers in the tech industry,” said Rahim Fazal, Co-Founder and CEO of SV Academy. “There are many barriers to entry for a variety of job seekers, including hands-on work experience, technical training, mentoring, and employer relationships. I am delighted that Enableship is removing these barriers while filling in-demand roles in sales support with the support of industry leaders. like Seismic and the Sales Enablement Society. “
The launch of Enableship coincides with the annual conference of the Sales Enablement Society, Experience 2021. The Sales Enablement Society (SES), the largest and most active industry organization focused on enhancing the role of sales support in organizations around the world, is a founding industry partner of Enableship.
“The activation space is booming, and yet it is disproportionately white compared to the US population,” said Donna DeBerry, Seismic vice president, Global Inclusion. “Together with SV Academy, the Sales Enablement Society community and our recruiting partners, Seismic is not only helping to fill the tens of thousands of open empowerment positions, but also taking action to close the wealth and education gap. . “
Learn more about Seismic’s goals for Enableship on the Seismic blog. SES Experience 2021 attendees can also learn more about Enableship on the Main Stage at 2:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. To become a Hiring Partner or participate in the Enableship Mentorship or Guest Showcase, please visit Seismic website for more information. To apply to participate in the program, visit The SV Academy website.
Seismic is the global leader in empowerment, helping to improve sales teams by becoming more productive and engaging with buyers in compelling ways. Seismic’s platform provides ongoing guidance to improve behavior, content and skills to win more deals and deliver better experiences. Almost 2,000 organizations, including IBM and American Express, have made Seismic their activation platform of choice. Seismic integrates with business critical platforms including Microsoft, Salesforce, Google, and Adobe. Seismic is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in North America, Europe and Australia.
About the SV Academy
SV Academy is the no-coding way to do it in America. Founded in 2017, SV Academy supports over 400 SaaS employers with a highly connected community of rigorously trained, high performing sales and customer success talent from under-represented backgrounds. The company’s platform offers skills building, mentoring, job placement assistance and post-hiring support such as networking events and coaching, with 60% of its graduates being promoted in the first year. SV Academy was named # 2 Most Innovative Education Program by Fast Company and is supported by OWL Ventures, Uprising, Bloomberg Beta, Kapor Capital, ReThink Education, as well as Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures. To learn more, visit sv. academy.
About the Sales Enablement Society
Sales Enablement Society (SES) is the world’s largest non-profit organization for sales support professionals, whose mission is to elevate the role of sales support as a strategic function within of an organization to improve sales productivity and drive growth. The SES aims to enhance the role of sales support in organizations around the world through engagement, communication, research and development. Founded in 2016 with five founding members, SES is now represented by more than 10,000 professionals in 61 countries and 29 chapters, representing all areas of the sales support community, from practitioners and suppliers to industry experts. and academics. SES is also the industry’s most active network of sales support professionals with a LinkedIn community of nearly 19,000 members. To learn more and join the community, visit www.sesociety.org.
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Senior Public Relations Manager, Seismic