Abhigya Pokharel Celebrating Women in Project Management

Abhigya Pokharel Celebrating Women in Project Management

Abhigya Pokharel


Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

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Abhigya is a Sr. Project Manager at Ncell, Axiata (Nepal), with an experience of 10 years in Telecommunication, focused in Project and Portfolio Management, Agile Transformation, Value Added Services (VAS), Service Operations. She is an accomplished servant leader-capable of delivering large scaled projects by effectively collaborating, facilitating, leading and coaching teams. Abhigya believes in ‘Doing Agile and Being Agile’, while keeping teams focused on delivering success in a rapidly evolving and entropic environment. She is an Agile Scout, and is currently driving the Agile Transformation Program at her organization. Abhigya has been running workshops on Agile practices and culture, where she shares her experiences within, and outside her organization. She is an active member of Agile Nepal- an official user group endorsed by Scrum Alliance, and a member of Spiral Kathmandu, a platform for women in Lean and Agile spaces to connect, create and collaborate. Abhigya is a CSM, CSP, CAL1, SAFE 4.5 Agilest, ICP-ACC, PRINCE2 Practitioner.

What I enjoy most about being a project manager is:

Being a PM, it helps me manage myself and my priorities more effectively other than managing projects effectively and enabling me to resolve problems more quickly.

The three most important skills I use to successfully deliver projects are:

Team coordination
Motivation and team engagement
Risk management

I build and nurture my professional network by:

Being involved

At the start of my career, the one thing I wish I had known is:

being Agile

Women who have inspired me so far in my career journey are:

My mom
Oprah Winfrey

The most valuable advice I have ever been given is:

The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you. Either you get bitter, or you get better.

My advice for women on finding success as a project manager is:

Be more patient. Empathize with your customers before ideating the problem or prototyping the solution.


Hello amazing women of the project management world!

My observation after two decades of working in the project management industry is that our voices as women are simply not heard enough online in articles, podcasts, and across social media channels. Let’s change that!

  1. If you’re a woman working in project management, I want to hear from you! Submit your profile today to make sure to be included in this years event which has already begun.
  2. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to be inspired by daily posts as we celebrate all of these wonderful women in project management! Feel motivated by their stories, achievements and perspectives.
  3. Tell us how you feel and support other women by including #CelebratingWomenInProjectManagement in your social media posts.
  4. Join our FREE exclusive Celebrating Women in Project Management Facebook group – a new space for women in project management to come together and discuss ideas, give advice, provide support, and network with women from all over the globe.



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