Gender equality is an important part of the ethos at Lorge. We believe that in order to uplift society as a whole, we need to give women the opportunities to thrive. So often it is a male-dominated world that could use the influence of a woman boss. So, in honour of National Women’s Day and Women’s Month, we have put together a list of 5 tech-savvy women influencers and trailblazers in ERP solutions.
The Tech Writer
Elizabeth Quirk (@WorktechReview)
Let’s start with the inspiration for this article. Elizabeth is an enterprise technology writer covering Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Management (BPM) and Talent Management Suites (TMS) at Solutions Review. She is responsible for building the Solutions Review brand via major social media channels, increasing the site’s visibility in enterprise technology circles, and growing user engagement on social media. Her twitter is a great place to find the latest news in work force technology, ERP and BPM. She attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism. If you want to find even more ERP influencers, go check out her article.
The Tech Polymath
Cindy Jutras (@ERP_cindyjutras)
Utilising her 40 years of corporate experience, Cindy Jutras is widely recognised as an expert in analysing the impact of enterprise applications on business performance management. She has spent the past 10+ years on the business benefits of technology with regards to software solutions. Cindy founded Mint Jutras, an independent research-based advisory firm that specializes in analysing the business impact of enterprise applications ensuring that business enterprise systems pay dividends. Cindy is a craftswoman who dared to take risks and challenge existing brands and categories.
Cindy holds a Master of Applied Science from Boston University and graduated summa cum laude with a BA from Merrimack College in mathematics, with concentration in physics and computer science. She has published hundreds of benchmarks and other research reports, numerous magazine articles and has authored the book ‘ERP Optimization’. She has also travelled the world speaking on her original supply chain concept, Virtually Vertical Manufacturing.
The Retail Giant
Kelly is the VP of Operations at Toad&Co, a retailer and distributor of sustainable outdoor clothing. She oversaw the quick, six-month implementation of a new ERP solution that manages the brand’s wholesale trade as well as inventory and financials across the company. This implementation has streamlined the retail and wholesale operations – driving efficiency, ensuring best practices, reducing costs and effectively executing their omni-channel strategy. Kelly believes that this strategy is the future as it ensures “360-degree view of the customer, seamless interaction with the brand, single source of data”.
Anya Ciecierski (@AnyaCWMktg)
Anya is the current Director of Marketing for CAL Business Solutions, Inc. A Microsoft Dynamics GP and Acumatica partner, providing sales, installation, training and support. She is the co-founder of ERPSoftware Blog, ERPCloud Blog, and CRMSoftware Blog. These are successful group blog sites that encourage collaboration between more than 175 ERP/RM partners across the world and educate more than 70,000 readers each month. Anya is passionate about “using the power of the group” and sharing with others. Her twitter is a great place to get ERP and CRM tips that she shares at Collaboration Works so we can all become better writers and marketers.
The ERP Overlord
Kellie Pitt (@KpittPitt)
Kellie has been a member of the BrainSell team since 2011. BrainSell has transformed since 1994 from a regional boutique software reseller into a leading provider of unrivaled business strategy, best-of-class software and implementation services for clients of all sizes. She is involved with the running of daily operations and also assists with marketing, event coordination and project management. Kellie has extensive knowledge of ERP solutions and is the go-to for all things Sage ERP.
Kellie lives in Massachusetts, USA, where she is a member of the Peabody Essex Museum and various other art associations in the North Shore area. Kelly believes that digital transformation is “more than just checking off a box. Company leaders should view it as a continuous journey to establish change as a core competency across their organization”.
The ERP landscape continues to grow as small and large businesses alike realise that in order to optimize workflow they need to integrate critical business processes across departments. Cloud-based solutions are quickly becoming the go-to solution for businesses as traditional solutions can no longer compete. So, this Women’s Month we encourage you to be a trailblazer like these women and utilise the latest developments in ERP solutions.