Krista Satterthwaithe

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – “My advice for the African-American community can go to anyone, but I do have a particular bond with single mothers… When it comes to earning an education, it depends much more on your persistence than anything else. I went to school with people that were very, very smart and they would drop out. So, getting your education is more about making a decision about what you want to do and being persistent and staying with it, than it is anything else. You don’t have to see everything. Sometimes, you just have to decide where you want to go and move toward the next step. You don’t have to have every step mapped out – just the next step. It starts with the decision about where you’re going and then things will work out, to bring that to you as long as you focus on where you’re going and that next step. And, to always remember, no one is born knowing anything. So whatever others do, if you put your mind to it, you can do it too.” – Krista Satterthwaithe Krista Satterthwaite has ascended from scrapping up pennies to catch the train in college while struggling as a young Black single mother, to managing $2 billion in revenue for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). She is the Vice President and General Manager of HPE. In this role she is responsible for leading product planning, go-to-market leadership, product operations and solution development for Synergy and BladeSystem server product lines. Prior to, she was the Vice President of Marketing for the HPE’s Hybrid IT Group, where she oversaw outbound marketing for the company’s largest business group. With over two decades of experience in product management, marketing, marketing research and sales in the technology and consumer goods industries; she has proven to be one of the most influential women in Corporate America – who just happens to be Black. However, her destination did not come without cost – she started from the bottom and worked her way up the corporate ladder to success. Krista’s story is an inspiring […]

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