CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERIES
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
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Lynda 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 10 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.
What I enjoy most about being a project manager is:
The variety in my day. No two days are the same and I love it!
The three most important skills I use to successfully deliver projects are:
Patience, flexibility, and trusting my intuition
I build and nurture my professional network by:
Supporting my colleagues in their initiatives. Also, always show up for those who show up for you.
At the start of my career, the one thing I wish I had known is:
It is OK to not have all the answers, including having a definitive career path.
Women who have inspired me so far in my career journey are:
Too many to count but I have worked with some great women over the years that I have learned from and continue to learn from. I am fortunate now to work for an organization with a female founder and a female CEO!
The most valuable advice I have ever been given is:
Don’t doubt yourself!
My advice for women on finding success as a project manager is:
Don’t be afraid to take on a project where you are not the expert because while you may not have experience in a particular subject before you start, you will afterward. Then, continue to build on those experiences.
Hello amazing women of the project management world!
My observation after two decades of working in the project management industry is that our voices as women are simply not heard enough online in articles, podcasts, and across social media channels. Let’s change that!
- If you’re a woman working in project management, I want to hear from you! Submit your profile today to make sure to be included in this years event which has already begun.
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