How to set up a group for women in project management
Jen Dolden was fed up with walking into a project meeting or networking event and finding she was the only woman in the room – again!
But when she started searching for a group of women she could lean on for support, she soon realised there wasn’t much out there, and she’d have to build one herself.
Emboldened by a small group of like-minded project managers, both men and women, Jen started Women in Projects Australia. Recently the group celebrated their one-year anniversary and they’re now considering branching out of Sydney with similar groups in Brisbane and Melbourne.
In this podcast with Elise Stevens, Jen explains how she built Women in Projects Australia and why it’s been such a success.
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About Jen Dolden:
Jen Dolden is a PMP certified Project Manager with more than 10 years’ experience in customer- facing projects across the finance, legal, government, manufacturing and logistics industries. She’s a specialist in operational change, benefit realisation, risk identification and mitigation and stakeholder engagement.
Her passion for helping people and the project management industry prompted her to start Women in Projects Australia in 2018.
Women in Projects Australia seeks to support project professionals striving for their goals and dreams. The group is a support network that helps project professionals build the confidence to achieve their goals. They meet on the third Tuesday evening of the month in Sydney.
You can connect with Jen on LinkedIn