In honor of Women's History Month, PMI-NEFL is proud to feature "Women in Technology" (2 PDU's - Leadership category) as our monthly Professional Development event. All are welcome!
This session is worth two (2) PDU's in the PMI category for Leadership. PDU's can be claimed by logging them via PMI.org after the event. See our website for details and links to more info.
|5:30 - 6:00||
Registration, Networking, & Dinner
|6:00 - 6:15||
Announcements, Opening Comments & Sponsor Introductions
|6:15 - 7:15||
- Yes Women Can - So You Think You are Equal - Identity Barriers - Women Leading in the Workplace
|7:15 - 8:15||
- Your Leadership Purpose - Building Soft Networks - The Juggling Act - Rise Up
|8:15 - 8:30||
Meeting Wrap-up & Give-Aways
Recognized for her boldness and passion for living life filled with meaning and balance, Melissa has been involved in community work for most of her life and has a heart to see young women walk in the fullness of their God-Given power. She is a respected public speaker, is recognized for mentoring women and girls from all walks of life, and for developing leaders and emerging talent. When she's not out trying to foster change in the world, she begins her days with meditation and coffee and ends them chasing her six-year-old superhero around the house. Melissa has been married to Jerald Hardwick for 12 years, has a six-year old son Jackson, and is the youngest of 12 siblings. As a graduate of Jacksonville University, Melissa earned an Executive MBA and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. With over twenty years of experience in Computer Applications, Training, Continuous Improvement, and Change Management, Melissa has demonstrated expertise leading, organizing, and managing large scale process improvement initiatives. Skilled in all phases of design, development, and implementation of Oracle applications. She has worked for clients within the financial, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, aerospace, and services industries as well as the U.S. Federal Government. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a strong focus on building and maintaining relationships. She also has management, functional human resources, planning, and technical application development experience. Melissa is a native of South Florida and relocated to Jacksonville, FL in 2000, for a career move. She is currently Vice President, IT Enterprise Applications for Acosta Sales and Marketing in Jacksonville, FL. after serving as Director of Business Transformation at JEA for 10 years. Prior to, she spent an extensive amount of time travelling as a Business Consultant for major firms and served four years as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army. She and her husband also own a Hair Salon and small Electrical Contractor company.