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Webinar: This is My Story and I am Sticking to It

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Webinar organized by Region 4 IEEE Women in Engineering

Speaker: Aviva Carmen, Sr Consultant at Microsoft

Abstract: How to be a 70-year-old and look back at a life lived with acceptance, a giving heart, and humor
Bio: Aviva Carmen has been a Senior Consultant at Microsoft for 10 years, in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management. She has led major programs at Fortune 100 companies, including a $40 million website rewrite (15 million hits/day), a $1 billion data center build and move, and a $1 billion program to move 450,000 employees to M365. Her expertise is in Microsoft Project Server and Project Online, in implementing PMOs, and in making order out of chaos.

Prior to her Microsoft experience, Aviva was a Software Engineer, and IT Manager, and held Director positions at several High-Tech Startups in Silicon Valley.

Aviva has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan (Computer Science and Psychology), and an MBA, in addition to her PMP, MCTS, and MCP certifications. She has been a popular speaker at TechReady, PMI Dinners, MPUG events, and Project Virtual Conference.

Aviva has been a single Mom for many years and raised 7 children while working full-time and going to school at night to get her undergrad and grad degrees. She managed to get out of welfare and get into tech. Attained a 3.9 GPA at U of M while raising her children and working full-time. She is now a grandma and great-grandma. Her story that she is sticking to inspires many to be resilient and optimistic to achieve greatness in life.

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