PMI Orange County

2022 May Moving Forward Together by Empowering Women Through Allyship and Mentorship, PMI OC & SV

2022 May Moving Forward Together by Empowering Women Through Allyship and Mentorship, PMI OC & SV

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Description of Webinar

While last year's event “Breaking through the Glass Ceiling” was a smashing success, the Orange County and SIlicon Valley chapters of PMI have come back together to bring you, “Moving Forward Together by Empowering Women Through Allyship and Mentorship.” This virtual event also brings back two panelists featured from last year’s event, Narmela Sargis and Ramya Kailas! In addition, Kristy Jolstead Carbajal, Priya Kulkarni, & Diana Gonzalez Turczynskyi will be featured panelists at this event. Our panelists will be discussing allyship and mentorship within their workplace and the project management industry.

"In a world where talent is distributed equally among women and men, an economy that does not fully tap into the leadership skills offered ... is necessarily inefficient," says Chicago Booth Professor Marianne Bertrand. "Talent is left on the table when (individuals) are not placed in leadership positions, and the economy suffers."

Join us as women from the Silicon Valley and Orange County chapters discuss how they have strengthened their network and empowerment through allyship and mentorship to advance in their careers.  They will recount their professional journeys in the corporate world and, more specifically, in the project management arena.

Time of Webinar

From 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM 

The hyperlink for this webinar will be sent to all registered attendees before the event begins. 

Attendee Cost


PDUs issued for this event

2 PDUs in the Leadership category.

Biographies of Speakers

Kristy Carbajal, Vice President of Adams & Martin Group, Roth Staffing Companies

Kristy Carbajal joined Adams & Martin Group in August 2005 and currently serves as Vice President. In this role, she is responsible for project and temporary staffing, direct hire business growth, hiring and training new employees, and developing large national accounts. During her tenure with our organization, Kristy has held several roles including recruitment, sales, branch management and her current national management role. She specializes in placing quality legal staff for many of the nation’s top firms and corporate legal departments. Prior to joining Adams & Martin Group, Kristy served as a recruiter for the UCLA and as a paralegal for a law firm in Southern California. Kristy holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA.
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Priya Kulkarni, Director Engineering Project Management at Fresenius Medical Care North America

In my current role , I lead a global team of  highly skilled Engineering Project Managers. Me and my team are responsible for developing  dialysis machines that provide  comprehensive treatment options for patients living with kidney diseases.

I have 15+ years experience, strengths and interests in:

  • Program/Project Management, Portfolio Management
  • Cross functional global leadership in Healthcare, Medical Devices, SW Development, Platform Development
  • Engineering leader with an experience in all phases of product realization
  • Team building , people management, mentoring
  • Travel, Cultures, Cuisines around the world


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Diana Turczynskyi, Proposals Manager, AMN Healthcare

Diana Turczynskyj is an accomplished communicator with 19 years of experience in B2B marketing, proposal management, and communications. Diana excels at collaborating with sales and operational experts to bring complex solutions to life in proposals, white papers, presentations, and other mediums. Diana is currently the Manager, Proposals at AMN Healthcare, the nation’s largest healthcare staffing company. In this role, she leads the workforce solutions proposal team, establishes company-wide proposal policies and best practices, and oversees the company's proposal management technology.
Having dedicated a majority of her career to the staffing industry, she loves that her work contributes to the growth, development, and well-being of professionals nationwide. As an industry expert, she is sought out by executives and peers to communicate new service and product offerings, and has presented in webinars and podcasts. Prior to working in staffing, she held roles in government and radio. Throughout her career, she has been recognized with numerous distinctions including Steve® Awards Marketer of the Year in 2019, Key Contributor in 2020, and Top Performer in 2019 and 2014. Diana graduated with honors from Fresno State University with dual bachelor degrees in Mass Communications and Journalism, and Political Science
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Ramya Kailas, MBA, PMP

Ramya Kailas is a Program Manager with LinkedIn. She is a highly influential leader with over 16 years of experience and is known for her successful and proven track record in Data, Leadership and Project/Program Management. She has led several cost-cutting and revenue growing project opportunities for her employer, while leading a wide array of diverse teams towards successful business results. Her organizational skills, collaborative and measured approach, and extensive experience have given her a unique ability to connect with associates in a meaningful way and effectively lead passionate and energetic teams to success. Ramya has also been involved with many DE&I leadership initiatives and has mentored several colleagues and mentees throughout their careers. This is her second year as the VP of Communications at PMI-OC after serving as the Director of Knowledge Management for 5 years. A graduate of both UCLA & USC, Ramya is a dual degree holder, an MBA graduate and a certified Project Management Professional.
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Narmela Sargis, MBA, PMP, CSM, LIMC Graduate

Narmela is a Senior Program Manager / Portfolio Manager with over 20 years of experience working for Fortune 500 companies.  Currently working on title insurance automation for First American Financial.  Previous experiences include managing the migration of 700+ applications to the cloud at First American.  Managed the upgrade of all legacy systems in Town of Hempstead (Long Island) to the Oracle Fusion.  Extensive experience as IT Program Manager working at Cisco (16+ years).  Managed an $85 million budget for the Data Services organization at Cisco.
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Event Properties

Event Date 05-25-2022 5:30 pm
Event End Date 05-25-2022 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 04-24-2022 11:00 am
Cut off date 05-25-2022 12:00 pm
Individual Price $20.00
Location Online
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