About Us

The Need for WiPM

WiPM is a nonprofit organization purposed to support, connect and empower our PM peers nationwide. Together we promote and improve the project management industry through education, certification, events and collaboration.

WiPM embodies the mantra,
Lift As We Climb.



WiPM Founding Board

Scholarship Founders

Stephanie Samuels - Founder
Kimberly Thomsen - Co Founder
Elizabeth Dahan - Emeritus


In January 2019, Stephanie Samuels wanted to join Women in Project Management as a way to spread her excitement and passion for the project management field. She found no such organization, though she was a member of Austin Women in Tech and the National Association of Women in Construction.

In April 2019, she met with Kimberly Thomsen and Elizabeth Dahan, Emeritus, and through research found no such 501c3 non profit existed. On June 26th, we conducted our first board meeting and formed Women in Project Management (WiPM). Our pillars are to advance the education and networking opportunities for women.