E29 Celebrating Women in Project Management with Elise Stevens Lynda Stanton and Kornelia Homewood
What an opportunity to bring together Elise Stevens, who started the #celebratingwomeninprojectmanagement movement with Lynda Stanton and Kornelia Homewood who were featured in the initiative this year. We love each episode and all our guests, but this one was special. It was a raw and emotional, an open discussion about something which has been left unattended for too long.
In our evolving world today, it is vitally important to discuss topics which may have been off-limits just a few years ago. Listen to Elise share why she started the initiative and also how it has taken off in just a couple of years time.
Unlike any of our previous shows, we didn’t discuss PM skills, trends, or techniques. This episode hit at the heart of the most valuable resources in our profession, our people. It was moving to hear Kornelia share her personal story and how she draws strength from Elise and other women within our industry. Listen to Lynda discuss the importance of having female Executive Leaders in her career.
The magic in this show was the connection with Lynda and Kornelia to Elise. How a leader from Australia has touched so many lives here in the US and across the globe. How the realities of being a woman in a male dominated industry are now being discussed in the workplace.
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Elise Stevens holds workshops for women in project management roles to reinforce within themselves their true value to their team, company and industry. Programs include Improving the Diversity of Your Project Management Team, Exceptional Women in Project Management, and Return to Work Program for Professional Women.
Elise provides a channel for women’s voices to be heard, supported and embraced with my Podcasts: Fix My Project Chaos and Age Defying Careers.
Elise works with women who have extensive knowledge, skills and passion for their career, but unfortunately the high pressure and status quo within the workplace has left them feeling emotionally exhausted; they have lost confidence in their own hard-earned skills and are considering leaving their roles. It’s time for women to dream big in the industry, and to know that they can achieve their career goals!
Proud creator of this wonderful event, Celebrating Women in Project Management creating a community of amazing women together from all over the globe!
WebPT, Inc. develops electronic medical record and practice management solutions for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists in the United States. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Phoenix.
Lynda Stanton has over 10 years industry and consulting experience in driving business transformations by using her skills as a business analyst and project manager. She has lived in the Phoenix, AZ area for over 12 years beginning her career at the University of Phoenix then consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Currently, Lynda works for Phoenix-based software company, WebPT, as the leader of the Project Management Office (PMO). In this role she works directly with senior leadership to bring visibility to larger initiatives as well as managing various cross-departmental projects.
Lynda volunteers with several organizations including the Phoenix Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). She also has a passion for animals and is a volunteer, volunteer mentor and chair of the advocacy committee for the Arizona Animal Welfare League. She and her husband live in Scottsdale with 3 dogs and cat.
Connect with Lynda on LinkedIn.
Kolme Group is a project management consultancy providing top-tier Project and Portfolio Management services for medium to large enterprises. Our consultants have built and run PMO’s, managed programs and portfolios in the tens of millions, and have delivered the biggest and most complex projects imaginable for their clients. Based in Phoenix, AZ USA, with offices in Seattle, WA and Amsterdam, NL, their team of experts can support you locally, nationally, and globally.
Kornelia Homewood is a Project Management Technical Consultant with a passion for supporting clients from discovery through the implementation of their Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) initiatives. She is often described as a well-rounded professional who brings a breadth of knowledge from her experience coaching PMs, building PMOs, and managing projects in technology, finance, higher education, and creative arts.
Kornelia is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Professional Scrum Master I, and graduated with distinction from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide with a Masters of Science in Project Management.
Kornelia lives in Mesa, Arizona with her husband and their spunky pets. She is an avid fiber artist and uses her PM skills to always keep her crafting Work-in-Progress (WIPs) under control.
Connect with Kornelia on LinkedIn.
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