CdP ExcELLE - Re-thinking about the limits women set to their own leadership style

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Networking, meeting place, sharing of best practices, discussions on real and current issues, reunion and conviviality: these are all objectives targeted by PMI-Montreal's communities of practice. Entirely run by dedicated and committed volunteer teams, these communities of practice are free for our members * and represent one of PMI-Montreal's proudest achievements.



Re-thinking about the limits women set to their own leadership style, or how do women get a seat at the table.


Today, even with all the progress and success related to gender equity, women continue to be a minority in senior management positions. Although 82% of women aged 25 to 54 now participate in Canada’s workforce, they are still underrepresented in leadership roles. Only 25% of vice-president positions and 15% of CEO positions. Despite outnumbering men in higher education, women still significantly lag behind their male counterparts as they enter their working years and are drastically underrepresented in terms of being promoted into higher-paying positions. A 2017 global ranking of gender equality in National Parliaments placed Canada at #63, falling behind Rwanda, Mexico, Afghanistan, and South Sudan. This obviously is an issue, and many organizations and government agencies are working now on changing this.  However, that type of change just doesn’t happen overnight and also requires women to change their mindset. More than social barriers, women must rethink about the limits they set to their own leadership style, both consciously and unconsciously. Since a job title doesn’t make you a leader, Svetlana Sidenko, President of IT Chapter, will share insights on how to succeed in getting a seat at the table and even becoming the head of it.






Winner of the contest Prix Développement économique Féminin 2018

She has an impressive journey!

Since her arrival in 1997, Svetlana did not only resume her university studies in Computer Science at Concordia University, she also co-founded IT Chapter which she has grown while pursuing a doctorate in her area of ​​expertise: Information Technology Systems Management!!!

The scope of her expertise covers Business Relationship Management, IT Governance, Project and Service Management, Cybersecurity as well as the implementation of CRM-type tools, among others.

As if it wasn’t enough, Svetlana also teaches at John Molson School of Business.



This conference is presented by the excELLE community of practice.

The mission of the excELLE team is to represent and promote the leadership of the community of women project managers by organizing activities that will provide opportunities for networking and learning on topics of interest related to project management.

Members and leaders of the excELLE team:


Claude Palmarini, Senior Advisor Conseil Figura

Chantal Paquin, Project manager IT at CGI

Nesrine Turki, Senior project manager at Global Eagle

Sonia Paquet, Project manager, PCO


Schedule :
  • 17 h 30 : Doors opening  
  • 18 h 00 : Conference start
  • 19 h 30 : End of conference - networking period

Target audience

Project managers, future project managers, managers, project managers; the participation of each one allows constructive and original meetings with conferences on innovative approaches and new techniques in project management, thematic workshops, case studies and the sharing of learning. Each event improves participants' knowledge and increases their professional network. Welcome to project management enthusiasts!

1.5 PDU - Leadership

Registering PDUs:

PMI-Montreal Members: The PDUs will be automatically registered in your account.

Non-members: You will need to register the PDUs in your account.

1.5 PDU Leadership are awarded for this training.


Looking forward to sharing these moments with you!

The PMI-Montreal team


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CdP ExcELLE - Re-thinking about the limits women set to their own leadership style

Type of activity : Community of practice excELLE
Date : 20 november 2019
Time : 17:30 to 19:30
PMI-Montreal members$ 0.00
Non members$ 20.00
student price$ 0.00
It is not possible to register to this event anymore.