LA Power Women: 5 Questions With Tangrams' Lindsey Sage
This limited series profiles Power Women who have helped shape cities, neighborhoods, businesses and lifestyles in the cities where they work. These women will be honored at Bisnow's Los Angeles Power Women event Dec. 12.
Lindsey Sage is not afraid to say it. She is an inspired woman.
As the business development director for Tangram, she leads the sales team and encourages those around her to reach their full potential. Raised in Western Michigan, it is those Midwest values that helps drive her success, Sage said.
"The Midwest core values instilled in me as a child have guided me to build the success I have experienced by working in an industry where my passion for people and design of space are aligned," Sage said.
Bisnow: Who are you and what do you do?
Sage: I, Lindsey Sage, am an inspired woman. I thrive on great connections with individuals, especially those embracing vulnerability and change within themselves or their organizations. I learn so much from others and strive to be open and share more about myself to live a wholehearted life. I work in leadership, focused on new business development, with Tangram — where we collaborate with talented individuals to co-design to create spaces for people to work, learn and heal. In my role, I encourage and coach toward growth goals then empower and support the team on the journey to success.
Bisnow: What is the most challenging part of your job? The most rewarding?
Sage: The most challenging part of my work is maintaining balance in my schedule and trying to only focus on my highest and best activities and delegating where possible. The most rewarding part of my job is working with people I call my best friends. We win and lose together and show appreciation and support toward one another.
Bisnow: How have you seen companies change the way they address wage and gender inequality in recent years?
Sage: Evaluating pay scales annually to become more transparent and open a dialogue ... but unfortunately, I haven’t experienced many practices around addressing this in general.
Bisnow: What do you enjoy most about living and doing business in Los Angeles?
Sage: I grew up in West Michigan and was eager to move to Los Angeles after design school because I love the energy of the city and all the opportunity LA offers to enrich my life through music, art, culture, diversity and so much more. I have learned from so many people that grew up and lived in completely different environments than I did, which has shifted and changed my perspectives in so many ways. I’m so grateful for this city for challenging me to be better daily, because there are so many talented and inspiring leaders and innovators I’ve had the privilege of meeting or seeing.
Bisnow: What are you most excited about, professionally, as we head into 2020?
Sage: I’m calling 2020 the year when everything comes into vision. We set forth on a vision for disrupting and rebuilding the current model of how we work at the midpoint of 2019. We’ve started to experience some success from this change so we’re excited to kick off 2020 with clear goals and milestones to success. I work with the best team in LA and appreciate all they do to challenge, teach, grow and inspire me and all of us to be strong! Looking forward to crushing 2020!