Tech 25 winner Lukau Matuka challenges herself and others to grow through more efficient processes
As Indiana’s tech community continues to grow and mature, it’s getting harder and harder to narrow down the winners for our annual Tech 25 Awards program. Clearly, there is a wealth of tech talent in the Hoosier state, and they are making incredible moves. Join us in celebrating the Tech 25 class of 2020 through this profile series and learn a bit more about each winner.
Lukau has held various roles within marketing with a focus on partnering with sales to identify, develop, and accelerate the sales pipeline. Lukau enjoys working with people and is passionate about mentoring the youth, especially young ladies. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, where she co-chairs a program developed to foster leadership skills, build character, increase self-esteem, and assist middle school girls in reaching their maximum potential. Lukau constantly challenges herself and others to grow. She also sits on the board at Eastern Star Church and a DeVoe Division of Business Advisory Board Member.
What led you to get into tech and this occupation? What was your first job in tech?
Technology is constantly changing. It is an evolving, innovative industry and something that is continuously impacting the way we do business. I knew I wanted a career that was fast-paced, exciting, and helped make a positive impact on consumers and the world. I am fortunate to still be working in my first company in tech— Genesys. I started out as a Sales Development Representative and worked my way up to now overseeing global training and enablement for all Sales Development Reps at Genesys. I love working with people while seeing them grow. I like how tech is always changing and never seems to get boring!
When you think of a day in your life, what are the main work activities you do or responsibilities you have?
My day-to-day includes building high quality, high revenue enablement programs to support Genesys’s global sales development function. I am responsible for all global training and enablement for sales development org and leadership in NA, LATAM, APAC, and EMEA. I implement continuous training programs and develop our go-to market playbook. I also create, coordinate, and implement training material in LMS and other channels. Responsible for a new employee onboarding program globally with a focus on improving the time it takes for our new hires to get ramped-up career tracks. I recently just completed our first ever Virtual Sales Development Conference.
Which resources, people, books, websites, etc., would you recommend to those who want to learn more or advance their skills in this occupation?
Kevin Dorsey-one of my mentors; you can find him on Linkedin.
Morgan Ingram- you can also find him on Linkedin.
- Make it Stick (The science of successful learning) by Pooja K. Agarwal & Patrice M. Bain
- Radical Candor by Kim Scott
- Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
- Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
- Economical Growth by Chris Pham
Lukau Matuka is a Tech 25 winner who is helping to grow and improve the tech landscape of Indiana. She was nominated by her Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Todd Pedersen. To learn more about the Tech 25 Awards, click here.
Visit the Indianapolis Business Journal website to see the full listing and celebration of the 2020 Tech 25 honorees in the joint CTO of the Year and Tech 25 Awards supplement. You can also watch a video of the livestream from the CTO of the Year and Tech 25 Awards virtual event.