“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kelly Sandstrom has over twelve years of experience in project management, IT and operations in the consulting and tech industries. She graduated from Indiana University Bloomington Kelley School of Business with a Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems, Business Process Management and Operations Management; and a minor in Math.
Kelly currently holds the Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP) certification as well as the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), and the CompTIA Project+.
Kelly is the Product Manager at Pondurance, where she works with clients from across the globe to keep data safe from cyber-attacks. Pondurance takes a pragmatic, scalable approach, bringing sanity to the security process. From their 24/7 primary SOC location in Indianapolis, and offices in Chicago and Tampa, they’ve tailored their solutions to address the evolving cyber threat landscape. Their team of skilled security analysts and compliance experts works as an extension of their clients’ security teams and has helped over 200 clients from around the world reduce risk and strengthen security postures.
Prior to becoming the Secretary for Women & Hi Tech, she was an active member and volunteer, and in 2017 was honored to receive the inaugural W&HT Volunteer of the Year award. Kelly also volunteers with Pass the Torch for Women Foundation, the Central Indiana Chatper of the IU Alumni Association, the Junior League of Indianapolis and Indy Reads. In her free time, Kelly enjoys reading 80+ books a year, riding her bike, exploring Indianapolis with her boyfriend Scott, and spending time with her two adorable nieces as much as possible.
As a female who has been passionate about technology for her entire life, Kelly is also usually always the only woman in the room in most professional settings. A few years ago, she decided to seek out networking opportunities with other women who may also be used to experiencing the same thing, which led her to Women & Hi Tech.
Kelly’s goal as an officer of the board of directors for Women & Hi Tech is to promote the organization and increase awareness and membership. She looks forward to continuing to serve as an advocate for women and girls in STEM!