Bonus Mentorship Panel E6
AGILE DATING?! Don’t miss out on an interesting topic on the importance of mentorship. These amazing women discuss their thoughts on the idea of mentorship and their journey throughout the agile workforce.
What does mentorship mean to you? Why is it relevant for all stages in life? The conversation we had amongst these incredible women is one to not miss. No more struggling to find the confidence to go and do what you always wanted to do, this episode has the motivation you need!
Deepti Jain is an Agile practitioner, experienced in creating, leading, and managing Agile teams in a distributed setup. She is an active Agile community builder in India and loves to connect and interact with people and prefers to call herself a Social Scientist. Always feel herself where technology meets people.
Based out of Gurgaon, she is very Agile to work with International and National Clients. To get access and share Agile abundance she founded “AgileVirgin” in 2015. In addition to Consulting, Coaching, and Training, AgileVirgin also runs Countrywide Community of Practices. It’s flagship programs & initiatives are AgilityToday, Agile-A-Thon, Funconf, Change Agents Summit, Elucidate, Agile Coach Camp, Agile Career Bootcamp, Narrathon, Agile Job fair and Women-in-Agile-and-Tech. Further Women in Agile and Tech runs Global Mentorship Program, Dream Big, Visuallect, Gamify it, Unleash Yourself and Agility A2Z.
Deepti Jain has served Agile Alliance as Initiative Director for the initiative “Building Future Leaders and Change Agents”. This initiative helps India meet the need to grow Lean-Agile Leaders and Change Agents who can shape the culture of the country and help its industries achieve a true Agile Mindset. Keeping India at the focal point, this initiative establishes a cultural exchange and growth platform for people across the globe.
Expanding her canvas this year, Deepti Jain joins Agile Alliance in a new capacity as India Agile Community Development Head.
Kardia Advisory Group, a niche management consultancy, envisions a world where every organization has talented, socially conscious, and innovative teams that honor diversity, equity and inclusion.
Their dynamic team of advisors are committed to building a better world and workforce by helping industry leaders cultivate anti-racist, high- performing, and inclusive cultures that deliver innovative solutions and quality products and /services.
Denisha Jenkins is the founding Chief Executive Officer of Kardia Advisory Group, a niche management consultancy that focuses on cultivating inclusively diverse organizations.
As a purpose driven entrepreneur, trauma informed speaker and IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and access) strategist, Denisha is on a mission to restore humanity within communities – one leader at a time. She has been developing talent, designing leadership programs, and facilitating workshops on anti-racism, implicit bias, intercultural communication and innovation within the education, healthcare, manufacturing, economic development (and now travel and tech) industries for the past 15 years.
She holds a masters in Intercultural Relations, Consulting and Management and a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Development. Denisha has lived and studied intersectionality and how beliefs impact the systems we create and how we navigate them. Having travelled to over 17 countries, Denisha is deeply invested in hearing, elevating and sharing stories as a way to increase empathy and activate change. She is a 2016 Leadership Austin Alum and serves as the Vice President Board Member for the Institute for Diversity and Civic Life.
While candid discussions on race, gender, ability and religion are challenging, Denisha is known for her uncanny ability to disarm, affirm and equip leaders with the tools they need to identify, understand and transform harmful bias, so they can confidently lead with integrity and “create spaces where people can thrive.”
Arizona State University is a public research university on five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area, and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona. ASU is one of the largest public universities in the US and ranked #1 in Innovation by US News for 6 years in a row. ASU Preparatory Academy is a network of 5 charter schools, K-12, under the umbrella of Arizona State University.
Karina Jones is the Director of Information Technology for ASU Preparatory Academy.
Karina is a PMP certified Project Manager and CSM certified Scrum Master. Her focus is on developing structure out of the most complex and innovative operations and projects.
In addition to her strong background in Computer Science and Mathematics, she holds a Masters of Nonprofit Studies from Arizona State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Murcia, Spain.
She came to Arizona State University in 2012. Before ASU she worked for Procter & Gamble Latin America where she occupied diverse regional leadership roles in Information Technology for Latin America. She is originally from El Salvador but while working for Procter & Gamble she lived in Mexico city and Guatemala.
Connect with Karina on LinkedIn.
Ad Meliora Coaching is a boutique coaching and consulting practice that provides personal, organizational, and leadership coaching.
Founded by Erin Randall, a longtime agile, coactive, and ORSC-trained coach, Ad Meliora Coaching has a deep passion for helping both people and organizations transform from humdrum to remarkable. She grounds her work in foundational, humanist principles, coaching people and teams alike to greater group cohesiveness.
Ad Meliora Coaching has helped engineering, mining, software development, and non-profit organizations make the hard, necessary changes to move forward. Transformation is an inside job, and great coaching can help you to get there.
Erin is a longtime agile, coactive, and ORSC coach with a deep passion for serving people, teams, and organizations. Through her work with her coaching and consulting practice, Ad Meliora Coaching, she helps her clients to find the pain points and then reimagine a new way forward. Her goal in all that she does is simple: happy people doing great work.
Erin lives in Austin, Texas, and can often be found in bookstores, on hiking trails with her dogs, or at one of the Agile Coaching Circles (she’s one of the co-founders).
Connect with Erin on LinkedIn.
Yvette Francino, LLC provides coaching, training, workshops, and technical writing in the areas of Agile leadership, software development, and personal self-development.
Yvette Francino has enjoyed a long career as a leader and coach in the leadership and Agile software development.
She’s an independent consultant and coach providing education to help leaders, teams, and individuals be happier and more productive, both in their personal and professional lives.
About The Lurnist – Celebrating Women in Agile
We highlight fantastic women who are doing great things in the Agile field, all the while creating role models to inspire young women in high school and college to want to have a career in Agile.
Who do you know that leads scrum teams? Builds great products as a product owner or product manager? Coaches leading agile transformations? Or, is an agile teacher or trainer? We’d love to get to know her with the hope to feature her story and journey to success on The Lurnist Radio Show & Podcast.
About Your Co-hosts
Debra Hildebrand is the Founder and CEO of LurnAgile and has over 20 years’ experience in project management; including consulting and training in the public and private sector and teaching in higher education.
She is one of the architects for the Project Management Certification program at the University of Washington, where she received the Team-Teaching Excellence Award and currently instructs in the online portion of the program. Additionally, she developed and currently teaches traditional and agile project management courses at Stanford University.
Her passion projects include Celebrating Women in Agile through her Business RadioX Show, The Lurnist Show, and helping veterans transition into meaningful careers in project management after service disconnection through her work on the board of Veteran Project Manager Mentor Alliance (VPMMA).
She is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC 5.0), Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and has an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York, NY.
Lauryn Jenne is a senior student at University of Washington Bothell (UWB), majoring in Management Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science IT. Lauryn currently works for UWB School of Business and is also the Digital Marketing Manager at Veteran Project Manager Mentor Alliance (VPMMA), a non-profit that assists veterans and military spouses in gaining careers in project management.
Additionally, she is the Vice President of Fundraising for Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity at the University.
Lauryn aspires to work for an organization as a project manager and eventually create her own brand and startup company.
Lauryn currently lives in Seattle, WA
About Our Sponsor LurnAgile
LurnAgile is a Boutique, Woman Owned Small Business that delivers top quality Agile Certification courses and Agile Coaching. We are a Scaled Agile Silver Transformation Partner, which shows our clients that we have invested in and are committed to the Scaled Agile training standards and coach offerings.
Each of our team of Elite coaches/instructors have over 10 years of leading and coaching Agile Transformations in some of the largest Fortune 100 and 500 companies in the world. This means that your organization is learning from someone who has “been there and done that”.