Janet T. Phan

founder. author. advocate.

Janet T. Phan

founder. author. advocate.

Hi! I’m Janet.

I’m the Founder and Executive Director of Thriving Elements, a nonprofit dedicated to creating access and opportunities for underserved, underrepresented girls with long-term 1:1 mentorship in the STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics, & Engineering) fields. I am an advocate for mentorship, bridging the gender disparity in the STEM fields, funding for higher education, bridging the digital divide, and women in leadership. 

Janet T. Phan

Photo:  August 2019 at the European Economic Symposium as part of the European Forum Aplbach in Austria where make_shift members came together to discuss technological opportunities to address climate change

My vision is to develop and empower young women in STEM to make a sustainable impact and inspire then next generation of women leaders.

 

Video: TEDx talk on 3 key elements of mentoring and the foundation of Thriving Elements

My technology career began as an IT intern at Weyerhaeuser then The Boeing Company after graduating with with my Bachelors in Finance and Information Systems. In 2012, I graduated with a Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Washington and shortly, thereafter, joined PwC as a technology consultant.

Today I am the EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa) Technology Program Leader for PwC responsible for rolling out one of PwC’s key global digital transformation programs. At PwC, I have the pleasure of working with teams around the world to drive executive level technology initiatives and digital platform and program improvements. 

How I Reenergize

  • Spending time with big hearted people
  • Maintaining an active lifestyle allows me to free my mind
  • Reenergizing activies: cross training, weightlifting, volleyball, hot yoga, American football, hiking, snowboarding, surfing and wakeboarding
  • Read PwC’s article about my focus on well-being 

Photos: (Left) One of my best friends, Lejla Sudar, and I hiking in Norway in August 2017. (Right) Surfing with The Surf Experience in Lagos, Portugal in August 2020 was truly one of the best experiences of my life. (Bottom) In winter 2008 friends at Weyerhaeuser took me snowboarding almost weekly where my skills drastically improved which gives me the confidence now to go of pist in the Swiss Alps.  

Janet snowboard
Janet Phan snowboarding
Janet Phan surfing

Photos: (Left) One of my best friends, Lejla Sudar, and I hiking in Norway in August 2017. (Right) Surfing with The Surf Experience in Lagos, Portugal in August 2020 was truly one of the best experiences of my life. (Bottom) In winter 2008 friends at Weyerhaeuser took me snowboarding almost weekly where my skills drastically improved which gives me the confidence now to go of pist in the Swiss Alps.