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Today's Guest Is LJ Turner
LJ Turner is the Sales Operations Director for Jigsaw24, based in Nottingham, where she leads the Bids and Tender Teams, drawing on all of the knowledge she has gained in her 20+ years career. After completing her Management and Technology BSc (Hons) degree at Brunel University, LJ moved into IT Sales with a Telco, which established her love of all things technology-based. She moved into Bid Management in 1998 when she got so exasperated with the poor sales contracts, she decided to move down the chain and ensure quality tenders would result in quality contracts! Since then, she has supported over £4bn of bids and worked in industries from Oil and Gas, to Rail, to Business Processes, to IT – introducing Governance and Process to many of her roles.
She is a passionate mentor, encouraging and supporting internal colleagues and supporting women from all walks of life. Her leadership and expertise were critical in winning a key Public Sector Covid project that saw Jigsaw24 rolling out 7,500 devices a week to the NHS.
Her mentorship extends to the Military Spouse Network which supports other military spouses into work or self-employment, and the Warrior Programme which teaches resilience skills in the face of adversity. She’s a part of the #1-of-a-million, a campaign for women in STEM, and the Women’s Salesforce Trailblazers in Newcastle to support more access and progression in STEM. Being a proud advocate of gender diversity, she was named one of the Top Women in Tech in 2018 and has been a PCR Role Model of the Year. She is also a TVTA Women of the Year finalist, and a Highly Commended Exec Mentor in the CRN awards in 2020.
In her personal life, Turner enjoys motorsports, holidays, science fiction, and spending time with her family. With her husband being in the military, the family holds a love for military history and constantly engages in the social side of military life!
In this episode we will discuss LJ’s
- Life and Career
- 20+ years career in the Bid Management Industry since 1998
- Role as Sales Operations Director for Jigsaw24
- Mentorship extending to drive female engagement in STEM, IT and Technology.
- People influential in her life and career
- Advice to bid and proposal professionals
- Next Steps and
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