Salesforce MVP 2020 Success Journey about Susannah St-Germain
Susannah St-Germain, has been awarded as Salesforce MVP Title in March 2020 for her exceptional contribution to Trailblazer Community. Her leadership skills, ability to share knowledge and being a speaker for many community conferences, Ladies Be Architects and RAD Women coaches has inspired the Trailblazer Community members.
Here is Susannah St-Germain Salesforce MVP success journey in her own words about self – motivation, future goals, insights and advice for future Salesforce MVP aspirants and trailblazers.
Brief Introduction about yourself and your journey with Salesforce?
Susannah St-Germain is an 19x certified Colombian-American Salesforce Architect. She was one of the first graduates of the RAD Women Code program and since then, her career has skyrocketed. Susannah’s varied career has taken her from solo admin/dev at a nonprofit to Salesforce Architect at a Fortune 500 company. Susannah is currently a Technical Architect at Odaseva, a Salesforce Partner that provides data protection for Salesforce’s largest customers. Outside of work, Susannah is actively involved in the Trailblazer Community, serving as a co-lead of the Boston Salesforce Admin User Group, RAD Women Code coach, and director of Ladies Be Architects, a community group that helps to build confidence for women on their Salesforce Architect journey.
When did you first hear about Salesforce?
When I was working at a non-profit based in Boston called Citizen Schools.
What Motivated you to become an Salesforce MVP?
My motivation has always been empowering other people with the skills and confidence to become as technical as they want to be with the Salesforce platform. For me, MVP was not the goal.
Did you have any Mentors if so what was their role during your journey towards MVP?
There have been so many people in the Salesforce community who have supported me and who continue to support me. I couldn’t even start to name them all! From my local community group leaders in Boston to my virtual community group co-leads in Ladies Be Architects and RAD Women coaches. The community is full of people I learn from constantly.
What would be your best definition of Salesforce MVP?
An MVP is someone in the Salesforce community who gives back by sharing their expertise and building community with their actions.
How does it feel being an MVP compared to a Trailblazer?
At the end of the day, all these words are just words. What really matters is the impact you are providing to those around you. But, I will say, it was quite humbling to be recognized as an MVP alongside others who I really respect and admire.
What are your future goals and how have you planned to accomplish it?
My future goal, that I’ve made very public already, is to pursue the CTA certification.
Your Insights and advice for future MVP aspirants and beginners apart from Trailhead and Salesforce certifications
Get involved in the community! This can be virtual or in-person, but getting involved will benefit your career and those around you too.
Thank you Susannah St-Germain for sharing your Salesforce MVP Success Journey. You are truly a great inspiration to many of us and women all over the world!