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Three Questions with Sr. Manager, Professional Services, Katie Moses

Katie Moses started out her career working in hardware, doing circuit design for missile defence solutions. After moving to Austin she changed things up and began her career in the software industry as a technical consultant. One of her former colleagues, Andre Bosch, reached out to her and told her about this awesome new company he was working for, SailPoint. Andre convinced her to interview and the rest was history.

Katie began her eight year career at SailPoint as a technical project manager and later moved into an engagement manager role, running large projects for enterprise clients. She eventually found her true calling – running an expert services team in the Americas. Being a natural leader, Katie’s role expanded to include global expert services for all SailPoint products.

We sat down with Katie to learn more about her goals and advice she has for other women professionals.

If you could learn any skill by snapping your fingers, what would it be and why?

If I could learn any skill quickly, it would be the dance moves to the Fine Young Cannibals’ 1988 hit “She Drives Me Crazy.” My husband shows me up every year on the dance floor of the SailPoint Christmas party so being able to keep up with him would be a nice change of pace!

What goals have you set for yourself for 2021? 

In 2021 I’m resolving to do a little less “box checking.”  In 2020, I set goals to get better at Spanish, read through the whole Bible, and exercise every day.  I have apps for each of these things that send me daily reminders to get them done.  While I’ve seen the fruit of what these reminders were set to accomplish (and will sing the praises of Duolingo, The Bible Recap Podcast, and Peleton to the heavens), there’s an added stress of making sure that these get done every day before I go to bed that can make these things feel like a chore instead of a joy.

What advice would you give to new women professionals going into the new year?

Don’t think of yourself as a “woman professional.”  You’re a professional who happens to be a woman and are just as talented and qualified as anyone else you’re working with.  To anyone starting their career off in the new year, my advice is to persevere and be yourself.  Find what you enjoy doing because it will likely be something you’re good at, too.  It may take a few tries to get it right, but don’t chase a job or a paycheck.  Find your calling.

We are excited to hear more from Katie who will be participating in our upcoming Women in Identity panel “Find Your Champion” on December 15.  More information coming soon!

Katie Moses, Sr. Manager, Professional Services