Pamela Anoliefo immigrated with her family to Canada 5 years ago with a burning passion to effect positive change and prove herself. With over fifteen years of experience as a result–oriented Release Train Engineer, Scrum Master and Project Manager with significant expertise working with Waterfall, Hybrid, Agile and Scaled Agile teams, aiding transformation within organizations transitioning from traditional Project Management to Agile, coaching and mentoring newly transitioned Scrum teams. She has a successful track record of executing diverse Fintech, Retail, and Financial Services Industries project portfolios.
She is the founder and lead trainer at Redluxe Consulting, a full-service training company specializing in Scrum Master training. Redluxe training programs are designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to become proficient Scrum Masters, Product Owners, or team members and leaders within their organizations.
Pamela is committed to creating a community of Agile practitioners who share a passion for collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning and are committed to positively impacting the world.
Her training programs target immigrants who are new to Canada, requiring training and mentorship to relaunch their careers in Canada. Considering her struggles to land a technology role when she first moved, Pamela provides tailored services to her students using her lived experiences as an immigrant.
Throughout her career Pamela has been a very active volunteer in her community, she was elected to the university council as one of forty councillors at Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario.
The council serves as both an advisory and ambassadorial body to the University as a whole and is responsible for the election of the Chancellor. In addition to having her training company, Pamela has provided free professional training to hundreds of new immigrants to help them land technology roles, and achieve career success and empowerment. Most recently, during international women’s Day in 2023, she ran a campaign to award a free 6-week scrum training mentorship and one-year job coaching to a lucky female immigrant who just moved to Canada.
Pamela continues to be passionate about raising the next generation of technology leaders while promoting workplace inclusion and diversity while fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning.
Speaking on the inspiration behind her Redluxe Consulting, the highly sought-after trainer had this to say;
“Most immigrants move to Canada and struggle to find meaningful work that matches their skill sets, therefore seeing this gap, I began to mentor and coach newcomers to Canada to help them land roles in Scrum and Business Analysis. And the more I worked with them, the more I saw how much difference it made in their confidence level and also their ability to land jobs.
Given this success, a lot of my previous mentors and friends urged me to consider starting my consulting firm to extend the impact and scope of my services to empower more people to get into technology even with no prior experience.
As a trainer and coach, I know that empowering people with the necessary skills to start a new career goes a long way in empowering them financially, which in turn makes a difference in their families and the economy as a whole”
Speaking further on what she loves about her job, the Scrum Master said; “As a Scrum Master and Release Train Engineer, I am a servant leader, which means I help other people succeed and this brings me satisfaction seeing how high performing my teams are and the cool products they launch that address customers’ needs or solve a customer’s pain point.
Most importantly, my role provides work-life balance, it is a high-paying technology role and so it checks all the boxes.”
Pamela hopes her sector will get more BIPOC agile professionals into the role, as there is still a gap in the number of people of colour represented in the agile project management field.’
Connect with Pamela
Phone number: +16472196489