• Whitney Kippes

The secret to a strong business development team


Even before I started working in business development, I knew it was going to be hard. I attended a women in international development events my graduate school hosted and spoke to a woman who worked adjacent to business development. She told me outright that I should expect to spend about two years on a business development team - at that point I'd be burnt out on business development and make a move into program management work.

I wonder what that woman would think knowing that more than ten years later I'd still be working in business development.