Linda Clement-Holmes Named One of Cincinnati's "Women to Watch"
Beth Pohlmeyer, GBS External Relations - Cincinnati
January, 30 2006 - Linda Clement-Holmes, Manager -- GBS Infrastructure Services & Governance, was profiled by The Cincinnati Enquirer as one of 15 Businesswomen to watch in the Cincinnati area.
Linda and her team are responsible for every computer, handheld, phone, and e-mail function that keep 140,000 P&G employees connected around the globe. Linda oversees P&G's partnership with Hewlett Packard to provide support for P&G's network of IT systems, keeping the Company operational. She is also responsible for Corporate Information Security, Assurance, and Business Continuity Planning.
What the article doesn't tell you is that, as the mother of two young boys and an avid reader, life balance is important to Linda. She uses technology to help simplify her home life and chooses service activities that allow her to spend time with her children. She helped get a Company- sponsored child care center up and running and holds positions in several organizations that serve children. She chairs the Ways & Means Committee for the local chapter of Jack and Jill of America, a nonprofit organization of predominantly African-American mothers, dedicated to stimulating positive growth in children. She also leads youth leadership for the organization and co-chairs their annual fund raising event, "Caribbean Soul," to be held this March. All proceeds from the event, which features nationally known musicians, will go to a local program designed to develop literacy in children.
True to her "women to watch" status, Linda will also be named one of the 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology for 2006 for professional contributions she made in technology. And through the leadership of Linda and Robert Scott (VP, GBS Innovation & Architecture), the IT Senior Management Forum will honor P&G for helping to promote, mentor, and shape tomorrow's IT leaders in industries throughout the United States.