The Power of Leadership: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Success

March 08, 2024
Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Success

The importance of elevating women leaders goes beyond just breaking stereotypes and promoting gender equality. By empowering women to take on leadership roles, organizations can tap into a diverse range of perspectives, ideas and experiences that can drive innovation and success.

Women’s leadership is essential for the world today, as it brings positive impacts not only to organizations but also to the entire society. Studies have shown that companies with women in leadership positions tend to perform better financially, have higher levels of employee satisfaction and are more innovative. Yet, women are still underrepresented in leadership roles across many industries.

In celebration of International Women's Day, we recognize the women leaders who support our project-based industries and demonstrate the value Deltek’s diverse and inclusive culture can provide − not only making a name for themselves but also paving the way for other women to follow in their footsteps.  

Women at Deltek

Deltek's women leaders are a source of pride in the organization. They show that success is possible regardless of gender and motivate others with their expertise. Learn more about them, their achievements and how Deltek supports their growth.

Ronda Cilsick: Information Technology Leader

In 2010, Ronda Cilsick knew she wanted to work for a growing organization with leadership support to drive change. After engaging with Deltek’s executive team, it was clear she had found exactly what she was looking for. Ronda initially joined the company as the VP of the Enterprise Project Management Office. Since then, Ronda and her team have focused on enabling the business with technology to drive results, improve productivity and increase efficiency.

Ronda’s unique learning experiences have supported her career growth and personal development throughout her journey. All of which have helped prepare her for her current role, where she leads the IT and facilities organizations and serves as Chief Information Officer.

In this Intelligent CIO article, Ronda shares her journey to becoming a CIO and her top advice for women working in a male-dominated industry. “It hasn’t always been easy to work in such a male-dominated industry. But over the course of my career, I’ve witnessed so much positive change and I love taking the time to applaud the women who have spearheaded progress. As a woman in technology, I feel a sense of duty to support other women in their careers and give back to them the same support I have received in my career journey.”


Carey Webster: Government Contracting Leader

Carey Webster started her career working for a government contractor (GovCon) in a sales role in 2001 to learn more about the industry. A few years later, she decided that her talents could be better utilized in a different capacity, so she applied for a research analyst position at INPUT. In 2010, Carey joined Deltek as part of the INPUT acquisition and has focused on providing market intelligence to the GovCon industry for more than 19 years. Today, as Vice President of Research in Deltek’s Information Solutions business unit, she leads a team of research analysts focused on GovWin IQ’s products.

In an exclusive video interview with Executive Mosaic, Carey sheds light on the evolving landscape of NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract. During their conversion, she provides insights into the contract's significance within the industry and outlines essential steps for government contractors gearing up for the upcoming Request for Proposal.

When asked about her research team at Deltek, Carey explains, “We’re all women, and we lead the teams responsible for the products that are considered the market standard in the federal contracting space. We’re an example of what a strong team can look like if bias is addressed.”


Maribel Scarnecchia: Construction Leader

Maribel Scarnecchia was a controller for a general contractor when she started in the construction industry in the early 1990s. Eventually, she moved into an accounting role and was responsible for finding a software solution that met her company’s growing needs − she is forever grateful that ComputerEase was selected.

As an independent contractor for over 20 years, Maribel has had the pleasure of training and supporting ComputerEase customers across the industry. In 2019, she joined Deltek ComputerEase as the Director of Consulting and is still doing what she loves and so much more! 

As a leader in the construction industry, Maribel continues to educate audiences on the challenges women face; as a panelist at the NAWIC Annual Conference, contributor to this Moxy article and in this recent Women in Construction blog, where she shares, “I believe that women have a vital role to play in the construction industry. We bring different perspectives, skills and experiences that can enhance the quality, creativity and innovation of the projects we work on. Diversity is not only a matter of fairness but also a matter of excellence.”

Megan Miller: Architecture & Engineering Leader

Early in her career, Megan Miller was a marketing coordinator for an architecture and engineering (A&E) firm that used Deltek's industry-specific products. In 2014, she joined Deltek as a senior specialist on the Product Marketing team based in Dayton, Ohio. From initially supporting Deltek Vision to now leading all product marketing efforts for Vantagepoint, Ajera and Project Information Management (PIM) solutions, Megan plays a vital role in the organization’s success.

Now, as Director of Product Marketing, she works with A&E firms worldwide, helping improve business processes through technology and thought leadership. In this New Civil Engineer article, Megan shares the latest insights and market trends reported in Deltek’s Architecture & Engineering Industry Study for EMEA and APAC.

When asked about her experience at Deltek, she responds, “I have been fortunate to work with genuine and authentic individuals and have had the opportunity to engage with employees of all levels across the organization. Even though Deltek is a large company, it doesn’t feel that way. When your teams care about you as a person and want the best for you in your career, it makes coming to work all that much better.”


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We introduced our Women at Deltek employee resource group (ERG) in 2018 and have continued adding employee communities, such as Pride at Deltek, Black Voices at Deltek and Veterans at Deltek over the years. Through these ERGs, employees can learn about meaningful topics and raise awareness on how they can become better allies in the workplace.

Recently named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers by Forbes and a Best Places to Work by Glassdoor, Deltek is continually working on creating a world-class culture. We are proud to support our women employees with career development opportunities, continuing education programs and resources to enable them for success.

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