Kathy Bellwoar’s career be- gan in industry and she had reached a point of being bored and not seeing enoughchallenge ahead. Her then fiancé,now husband, “dared” her to applyto major consulting firms. “The timing was perfect as Arthur Andersenwas trying to grow a practice withsolid industry expertise,” she says.
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Bellwoar is Founder and President of PPT Consulting and has over25 years of experience within industry and as a Partner prior to founding PPT, which is a Managementand IT firm in Newtown Square,Pa., which specializes in technology and business process solutionsusing a holistic People, Process andTechnology approach.
livered pragmatic solutions and builtoutstanding relationships with manyhigh-profile clients in the Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, ConsumerProducts and Retail industries. Buther greatest achievement, she says,is balancing her personal and professional life while achieving so muchsuccess for PPT. “I define successfor PPT as having built a recognizedand respected brand,” she says.
To that end, Bellwoar has been
recognized as one of Philly Biz mag-
azine’s 2017 Women to Watch and
is the recipient of the 2014 Women
of Distinction Award, and the 2010
Smart CEO Brava Women’s Achieve-
ment Award. The firm has been named
one of the top Woman Owned Busi-
nesses by DiversityBusiness.com and
has been included in the Soaring 76,
Philly100 and INC5000 lists of fast-
est growing businesses.
Bellwoar also actively mentors
women seeking advancement in their
technology careers and recently fa-
cilitated an enthusiastically received
panel discussion for Woman in Tech-
nology sharing insights on How to
Succeed in a Male Dominated Field.
Asked if she ever faced unique
challenges being a woman consult-
ant in the technology field, Bellwoar
says: “Not really; I have used being
the only woman at the table (of-
ten the case) to my advantage. I’ve
charmed them and simply been more
pleasant to look at and work with
than most male competitors!”
That also means 17 years of revenue growth and a rate of over 85percent repeat business with clientsattesting to the success of her vision,determination and hard work.
Bellwoar has managed numerousstrategic technology projects fromsoftware selection to implementation, and from establishing IT strategy to optimizing business processes.“It’s really all about my clients andmy team,” she says. “I respect themall both personally and professionally and consider working with thema sheer pleasure. The main reason Ilove my job is the people.”
Her key to project success has always been to ensure the key components of People, Process & Technology are addressed in the delivery ofall solutions. She has repeatedly de
“Over the next year, I am lookingforward to just continuing the growthtrajectory we are on and being ableto work with my Team and Clientsto achieve it,” she says. “I was oncetold by former partner of mine to‘never stop going to bat.’ Even thebest players strike out sometimes,but you need to keep trying as youwill score singles and eventually afew home runs,” she says. “He toldme this when I/PPT was having realdifficultyrecruiting the right talent to our Leadership Team. I wasvery disillusioned and wondered if Icould ever scale. Now look at us, ourgrowth has been phenomenal thanksin large part to our great team!”
What does winning a Women Leaders in Technology award mean to you?
BELLWOAR: “It is heartwarming to have such a prestigious profession-
al forum and external group recognize my hard work and success. It’s
a moment that makes me pause and count my blessings.”