SaaS Report’s Top Women Leaders in SaaS of 2018

By Erika Malzberg October 30, 2018

The SaaS Report (“TSR”) is pleased to announce The Top Women Leaders in SaaS of 2018. And we are very pleased to report that our own Karen Gaydon, Senior Vice President, ZEO Success for Zuora, made the top 10.

She finds herself in good company, surrounded by other amazing women SaaS leaders including Raja Hammoud, Senior VP, Products for Coupa; Amy Chang, Senior VP, Collaboration Technology Group at Cisco Systems; Julie Cullivan, Senior VP, Business Operations and CIO for ForeScout Technologies; Jen Grant, CMO for Looker; Sarika Garg, Chief Strategy Officer for Tradeshift; Danielle Royston, CEO of Optiva; Allison Pickens, COO for Gainsight; Jodi Sutton, VP, Global Sales and Marketing for DataStax; and Tara Ryan, CMO for Skuid, and more!

Today, more than ever, it is important that we recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women in SaaS, software, and the broader technology field. By shining a light on these leaders we can help inspire and encourage today’s younger generation of women to aim high and achieve.

The awards list is comprised of women who were selected based on the detailed nomination submissions received from each leader’s respective company and industry colleagues. TSR received over 3,500 nominations on behalf of hundreds of women leaders. Leadership was assessed across a number of key areas including integrity, intelligence, drive, company culture, and company growth, among other areas.

Karen Gaydon, Senior Vice President, ZEO Success for Zuora

Karen Gaydon leads ZEO Success, which is Zuora’s human resources department, where she focuses on inspiring, engaging, developing and empowering the Company’s employees worldwide. She champions a unique corporate culture where every ZEO feels comfortable bringing their best self to work. Zuora is a leading provider of a subscription management platform that helps businesses in any industry to launch or shift products to a subscription model. The Company supports over 1,000 customers worldwide.

Congratulations to each of the awardees of the Top Women Leaders in SaaS of 2018!

Access the full report at Top Women Leaders in SaaS of 2018.

Read more about how Karen is a champion for diversity at Zuora.