Anastazja Michalak Celebrating Women in Project Management

Anastazja Michalak Celebrating Women in Project Management

Anastazja Michalak


Location: Wroclaw, Poland

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Hi! I am Anastasia and I am a Project Manager. I dived into this profession in 2014 in search for my life passion and realized that this is it – Project Management: my passion and best profession ever.

I fluently speak 4 languages: Ukrainian/Russian, English, German and Polish.

I have full career experience for 11 years, as I started working since 18 years old. For 6 years I was working as a trainer and teacher in foreign languages. Then I completely decided to change my life. I started working at Service desk at huge multinational corporation. Without any prior experience. This is when I decided I will be A Project Manager. Since that moment 5 years have passed : I changed 2 corporations and now I work for IBM as Project Manager, last year I passed my PMP and feel very good in what I do, managing complex programs and projects 🙂

What I enjoy most about being a project manager is:

Planning, scoping, managing people, decision making and communication. Managing risks and delivering results.

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

Decision making
Risk management

I build and nurture my professional network by:

Communication and keeping in touch with similar professionals.

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

How to find a mentor 🙂

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

Russian Politician Irina Chakamada

The most valuable advice I have ever been given is:

Define your key results area and develop them as best as you can.

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

Think differently. And be able to stand your ground in male world, and be treated on same grounds as men and be given respect what men take for granted.


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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