Launched at the start of 2020, Black Women in Project Management is a project management community that began as a response to the challenges faced by women of color in the project management industry. After 20 years of experience as a successful project manager, founder and CEO Maitai Gordwin saw an industry that continued to be dominated by while men, while the few women of color in the industry had not been offered the same support to enter and remain as valuable members. Through years of personal mentorship and volunteering, Gordwin developed the tools needed for women of color to advance and demonstrate their value in the industry. Black Women in Project Management empowers women of color to receive the education and coaching they need to compete, along with powerful networking and mentorship opportunities to take their careers to the next level.
With over two decades of experience working in project management, Black Women in Project Management, a project management community for women of color and black women have built a robust program working with women of color regardless of where they are on their career path. To build a more inclusive workforce in project management, we know that comprehensive support is needed: thorough education, hands-on coaching, and uplifting mentorship provide essential assistance to elevate any woman’s career.
Maitai Gordwin is a skilled, motivated, certified Agile Project Manager with more than 20 years of experience as a project management consultant, technology consultant, and now, Founder of a nonprofit. She has extensive experience as a Project Manager, Information technology consultant.
Rachel is an outstanding ScrumMaster, Program, and Project Manager with vast experience in managing large-scale projects focused on business growth, technology advancement, and process improvement. She is adept at conceptualizing and executing program vision from start to finish
Tiwana Cary is a phenomenal Information Technology Professional with over 20 years of experience. She is skilled in managing and implementing multiple high-priority/high-impact projects, process changes, and tasks. She is the Director at Black Women in Project Management
Jessica is a management consultant with more than 10 years of business experience. She has a vast background in planning and managing business operations and technology projects. An analytical thinker who effectively assesses opportunities to drive results.
De De is the Executive Director and Treasurer at Black Women in Project Management - currently oversees BWiPM’s daily operations, finances, and growth. She takes a vision and makes it a reality through sound strategy development.
A wise woman