PMI UK Chapter

March 2021 | International Women's Day webinar: The modern woman in leadership " Challenges in the post COVID-19 era"

March 2021 | International Women's Day webinar: The modern woman in leadership " Challenges in the post COVID-19 era"


Webinar Description

The PMI UK Chapter were delighted to host the International Women's Day (IWD). Revisit the event to learn from inspirational speakers on how the divine energy, the feminine strength, can be transformative. The IWD session celebrates women's achievements, raises awareness against prejudice and acts for equality. 2020 has changed us all and given us time to look within, recognising the things that matter to us most. Attendees will gain perspectives on the power of the Modern Women by exploring topics that will allow professionals, women in leadership and project managers to challenge and avoid gender bias, discrimination, and stereotypes to create more inclusive environments.

Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic. The crisis has highlighted both the centrality of their contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry.

Our IWD event was held on the day recognised globally to celebrate woman and was born from inspiration from the book “Ignite Your Modern Goddess." The agenda was filled with real stories and celebrates women who embody the virtues and multifaceted strengths of the modern goddess.

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About Speakers



With more than 20 years of experience in PM, Ariadna Groberio, multicultural professional is obsessed with transformation. She is a Leader in Project Management, Agile specialist, PMO, best seller writer and speaker. For the past 20 years, she has been advising and training project managers around the world, managing projects in Africa, Brazil, Canada, and Europe. MBA in Project Management from the University of California, Ariadna has led efforts to accelerate growth, implement systems for innovation in the public and private sector. She was a professor in the master's course at UEM University in Mozambique and published the book "Ignite your Goddess Within", in June 2020.



Specialised in Strategic Planning & Management Development and Group Facilitation & Training, worked in more than 40 countries around the world in several Human Resources and Talent Management leadership positions. Having the experience of working for AIESEC, which is the largest young leadership development organization on the planet, Phillips Consulting and Vale, Hanna is a Master Lead Trainer and Development Facilitator. Partner of the Impact Hub Belo Horizonte and also a mentor, group coach and consultant, delivering people and leadership development programs around the globe, Trainer for T. Harv Eker Training Programs at Success Resources, the leading training and seminar companies in the world.



Brantlee leads Project Management Institute’s (PMI) North America region to grow PMI’s relevance amongst organizations, individuals and communities. A Certified Association Executive (CAE) and nonprofit executive, Brantlee aligns PMI’s strategy and operational plans to serve PMI’s North American market and volunteer-lead communities to empower people to make their ideas a reality. In her 20+ years with PMI, Brantlee has led community, organizational and volunteer leadership transformation to achieve greater engagement and value outcomes for PMI members around the globe. She has led the establishment of PMI offices in Dubai, Singapore and Brussels; coaches teams in change and stakeholder engagement; and co-led the start-up team for implementing PMI’s culture and change management capability.



Christine White heads up Diversity Mark NI (DMNI) - the awarding body of the Diversity Mark accreditation. Christine joined DMNI as Head of Business in 2018 after two decades as a top performer in retail banking and subsequently the motor trade. She has since built relationships with many organisations resulting in a large and growing community of eighty progressive companies from all sectors working towards achieving and maintaining the Diversity Mark. As a Women in Business mentor and member of the MATRIX Women in STEM steering committee Christine speaks passionately about the vast benefits that Gender Diversity and Inclusion can bring to organisations and she is keen to make a difference to the Northern Ireland economy by working with organisations on their journey to build inclusive workplace environments to benefit everyone in our society.

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