CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERIES
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
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I have been with Emerson Automation Solutions in various roles, since 2006. The last six years have been with the PMO group focusing on oil, gas, and chemical projects, globally.
Why do you enjoy working in the field of project management?
Each project I work on is so different – I love the adventure, challenges, and opportunities that come with each mission. Paired with the cross functional knowledge of processes and people, globally.
What are your greatest achievements as a Project Manager?
My greatest achievements would be building strong, effective teams that continue to develop and improve with each project we take on. We’ve continued to use feedback from our internal and external customers to streamline PMO processes and revive customer relationships.
Why is a career as a Project Manager a great choice for women?
It gives women options across many different industries, and opportunities to travel while connecting to people all over the world.
How can women stand out in the field of Project Management?
Continue to build upon your lessons learned throughout each project – apply those skills to people and processes and don’t shy away from change.
What are some of the challenges women face as Project Managers?
Both genders have their challenges, however, finding women in similar industries and similar roles to share experiences and provide mentorship has been a challenge.
What can we do to help women to be exceptional Project Managers?
Don’t be afraid of feedback, be conscious of self-doubt that creeps in, and support each other. Share your challenges, solutions, and provide insight on lessons learned throughout your career.
To celebrate International Women’s Day for 2018, I will be sharing the profiles and stories of some incredible women who have flourished in their project management careers. May they inspire you and the women around you to kick goals in the world of project management.
Read more about my ‘Celebrating Women in Project Management’ 50-day series here. Starts February 1, 2018.
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