Lisa DeMille

Vice President, Solution Engineering, Salesforce

Vice President, Solution Engineering, Salesforce

DeMille says she cultivates a network of “former bosses, family members, military heroes and IT executives” who provide her with counsel and mentorship. She calls them “Ride or Dies” — and none of them work at Salesforce. “For me, this is important because they are able to have a third-party outside view and a different perspective on things.” She encourages her team members to do the same. “I don’t believe that as a manager you can be a mentor, because a mentor has to be able to give you that third-party view, and that’s hard to do as a manager,” she says. “But I do believe that, as a manager, you can be a great coach.”

Benjamin Freed

Written by Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop, covering cybersecurity issues affecting state and local governments across the country. He has written extensively about ransomware, election security, and the federal government's role in assisting states, localities and higher education institutions with information security.

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