Women in PMO

    Elizabeth Harrin
    Principal Sales Engineer
    Elizabeth Harrin, FAPM, is an author and mentor who helps project managers and their teams get more done with less stress. She does that through straight-talking, real-world advice, based on her 20 years in project management roles. Elizabeth has written 5 books about project management: Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World (which was a finalist in the Management Book of the Year Awards 2014 and now in its second edition), Collaboration Tools for Project Managers, Communicating Change, Project Manager, and Customer-Centric Project Management. She is currently working on a new book on stakeholder engagement which will be out in 2020. She’s also the award-winning blogger behind the site A Girl’s Guide to Project Management. Elizabeth holds degrees from the University of York and Roehampton University. She supports project managers through her mentoring programme and also contributes to a variety of other initiatives including sitting on the advisory board for the RISE Being Lean and Seen programme at Liverpool John Moores University.
    Nicole Jones
    The PM Suite
    Nicole Jones, CPM has over 7 years of project management experience working with companies such as SunTrust Bank, Pittsburgh Steelers, Equifax, PVH, Hewlett-Packard and more. She was featured in Women of Project Management Masterclass 6-part series and was also team lead for Community Consulting Teams of Atlanta. Her goal is to support businesses in streamlining operations and accomplish their project strategies. Passion: Leverage corporate planning knowledge to catapult emerging businesses and entrepreneurs beyond their goals.
    Elise Stevens
    Career Tactician
    I give STEM professionals and businesses the tools to confidently supercharge their performance, results, and careers. With over twenty years’ experience in working with STEM teams. I understand the issues organizations face when building and sustaining diverse teams as well as the challenges women encounter in achieving career success. My wealth of knowledge in delivering change outcomes for large multinationals, government bodies and organizations, combined with my passion for seeing women in STEM achieve career success, has lead me to develop tools that supercharge their performance and results. I help: STEM Teams: Improving the diversity of teams by providing the tools, training, coaching they require to achieve sustainable success. I believe that diversity in teams in STEM organizations is important, enabling them to implement change/transformation initiatives that are critical to ongoing longevity. With the right focus, organizations can attract and retain exceptional people. Professional STEM Women: Giving women the confidence, tools, and skills to have the career they want with 1 to 1, group and mastermind coaching and training. Although not true for every woman, I have found that some don’t have the same career success as their male peers. While there are many reasons for this, it is important that women have the tools, strategies, and knowledge on how to achieve their own career success. I am the author of ” Age Defying Careers – A guide for women at 40”. The book is a how-to book on how to transition to the career they want. I have been featured in; – Project Management Review China – Future PMO – Project Management Office Hours Podcast – Strefa PMI Poland Magazine If you are a professional or businesses in STEM who needs the tools to supercharge your performance and results – email elise@elisestevens.co Specialities Diversity in STEM, Professional Women in STEM, Facilitating, Coaching & Mentoring, Professional Development, Podcasting, Public Speaking
    Monica Byrd
    Project Management Professional
    Tami Evans, CSP
    Employee Engagement & Levity Leadership Expert
    Described as the Human Exclamation Point, Tami Evans helps organizations and individuals improve productivity, profitability and have a whole lot of fun doing it. Genuine & funny, she motivates with her energy, passion, and humor by creating an engaging, interactive and unforgettable experiences. With both corporate and entrepreneurial experience, she holds an MFA in performance, a background in communication and design, and firmly believes laughter is a vital part of learning and living. Her relatable keynotes ignite a positive workplace while they celebrate participants, engage and empower employees, create communication cohesion, boost confidence and bust stress. Tami shares important communication and leadership tools along with fresh ideas like Personality upstages Perfection, you can Fail with Flair, and we all need to Embrace our Inner Dork! Recently, Tami was on the Board of Directors for the National Speakers Association and the past President of NSA – NYC. http://www.tamievans.com/
    Anita Phagura, MSc MAPM
    Fierce Project Management
    Anita is the founder of Fierce Project Management – empowering women in projects to get their voice heard.
    Sarah Robinson
    Fierce Loyalty
    Sarah Robinson is a CEO, best-selling author and international speaker. Drawing upon her twenty-five years of experience and research with hundreds of teams, businesses, organizations, brands and C-level executive leaders, Sarah created a model to build, engage, lead and inspire a 360 degree culture of Fierce Loyalty throughout any organization. Using up-to-the minute research and real-time data, her model can pinpoint exactly where any leader and any organization is along the Fierce Loyalty path. In addition to her business experience, Sarah trained at the National Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC and uses this training not only as a speaker, but also as a background for understanding and improving communication, group dynamics and leadership. (Yes, Shakespeare was a genius at that, too.). Sarah is a regular guest expert at MSNBC and is ranked by both Forbes and Dun and Bradstreet as a top Twitter expert on entrepreneurship and small business. Her international client list includes Microsoft, CUES, the National Press Club, Aileron, M-Wise, The International Business Women’s Conference, Nextiva, and Higher Logic. Sarah lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her two sons and her two big dogs, loves photography and travel, is a trained Shakespearean actress, drinks absurd amounts of coffee and is Fiercely Loyal to The Crimson Tide.
    Asya Watkins, MBA, 6σGB, PMP®
    Women of Project Management
    Asya is the Founder of Women of Project Management. The only global network connecting women & women of color in the project management industry. Asya’s career spans 20 years, she created a career as an in-demand expert in the project management industry working with top-tier brands like Walgreens, CVS/Caremark, Optum, & United Healthcare. She has also served as the Director of Mentorship for the Project Management Institute (PMI) and was one of the creators of the 1st Women’s Network for Walgreens Corporation. Asya earned her Masters of Business Administration from National University with a concentration in Organizational Leadership, her PMP® (Project Management Professional) global certification from the Project Management Institute, her LEAN Six Sigma Certification from United Healthcare’s Center of Excellence, and her undergraduate degree in Biology & Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana. Asya resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband where they raise their amazing son. #BoyMom
    Crystal J. Richards, PMP, PMI-ACP
    Principal and Owner
    Mosaic Resource Group
    Crystal is the Principal and Owner of Mosaic Resource Group, a talent development consulting firm with a focus on helping overwhelmed teams improve their project management skills so they can lead projects with clarity, courage, and confidence. She has 20 years of experience in healthcare management and project management working with private- and public-sector clients. Crystal is a dynamic trainer, results-oriented facilitator, and versatile project manager and is dedicated to bringing out the best in people having served with multiple organizations as a trainer and mentor. An Army Brat, Crystal enjoys the simpler things in life like taking her Senior lab for a hike in Maryland's state parks, tending to her vegetable garden, Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee, and mastering her latest obsession: roller skating. Fun Facts The Cheerleader in Action – The CIA 5 Ways I Add Value to the Team: I partner with clients to address their business needs by leveraging their most important asset – their people! I provide client-centered solutions to transform performance into business success. Expert consultative experience from the Big 4 firms to small-sized organizations. It is my goal to bring out the best in your people. I am passionate in what I do. What Movie or Song Best Represents My Approach to Talent Development? “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey. Finish this sentence: “The Best Mentor I Ever Had…” …my father. He didn’t think I was listening, but I was. If I were a fictional character, I would be… Elaine Benes from Seinfeld. Three of my core values are: Creativity, Consistency, Relationships