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#209 Building a Company Culture that Supports Employees and Promotes Equality with Kate Yanshyna


Today’s guest is an IT project manager at Oro, a business that builds customer-driven, powerful, and connected open-source software for B2B digital transformation. She is also a woman and a Ukrainian refugee. In this episode, Kate Yanshyna joins us to discuss all that she’s been through and how the company culture at Oro has supported her throughout. Tuning in, you’ll hear how she came to work for Oro, how the company evacuated Ukrainian employees when the war broke out, and how much support Kate received from the management, her team, and her customers in the terrible situation she found herself in. She goes on to shed light on what it has been like for her to be a woman in IT, the growth in the number of female employees at Oro that she has witnessed over the years, and the continuing growth opportunities she sees for women in IT. You’ll also hear about the importance of digitalization and automation for the future of business and how Oro can help you future-proof your company. For all this, and so much more, tune in today!


Lydia Di Liello

Capital Pricing Consultants increases clients’ profitability through strategy monetization, operational, and tactical solutions.

Lydia M Di Liello, CEO and founder (with more than 25 years of business leadership, supply chain and global pricing expertise) delivers exceptional results through Strategy, Process, and Technology. Leveraging a career at General Motors and b to b manufacturing in Supply Chain and Pricing management, client profitability typically increases from 15%-300% in as little as six months. Client engagements range from global Fortune 500 to smaller privately held firms.

Starting with strategic overview through actionable specific directives, clients achieve significant profit increases. Executing widely respected trademarked methodology including Discovery, Assessment, and Recommendations, D.A.R. Ô delivers a comprehensive roadmap for clients’ corporate strategic goals through operational impact achieving strategy realization.

Lydia is a well-know and widely respected speaker leading executive forums, conferences, and workshops worldwide; she is published frequently in trade and professional journals. With an MBA from Youngstown State University Di Liello is repeatedly requested at corporate retreats and is a member of the Professional Pricing Society Board of Advisors.

Recently published In Manufacturing Today June 2021 https://manufacturing-today.com/news/seamless-connections/

Di Liello was just named as the only pricing consultant with the prestigious 2020 PROS to KNOW award for the second year in a row from Supply and Demand Chain Executive on March 17, 2021

Company Philosophy: Success starts with open and clear communication through every step of the client engagement process. Valuing clients’ time and commitment, Capital Pricing Consultants are dedicated to efficiency and demonstrable efficacy. Di Liello cultivates long-term relationships built one successful project at a time.


Kate Yanshyna

Kate Yanshyna is a Project Delivery Manager at Oro, Inc. with over ten years of experience in information technology project management. She is proficient in all aspects of delivering complex projects for customers across industries, including identifying and prioritizing client needs to managing project scope, requirements, schedules, and deliverables.

Kate has a passion for working with diverse requirements to deliver creative and innovative solutions to unique business challenges. Her expertise spans defining project deliverables to managing their every stage, starting from discovery, requirements definition, development, and implementation. She collaborates with both internal and external stakeholders to balance the needs of each, managing expectations in terms of scope, budget, timeline, quality, and risk to deliver successful digital commerce projects.

With an eye on the big picture, Kate is proactive in identifying details that can impact the project. She can step in to advocate on behalf of the client, or work with internal teams to ensure all deliverables are met. Her experience working with development teams allows her to manage changes to business requirements and ensure concerns get communicated and escalated to the right members of the team.

Kate leads and participates not only in client meetings but also in internal meetings and training sessions. She delivers instructions clearly and concisely, offering ample explanation and supporting documentation when required.

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