Diana Rusu Celebrating Women in Project Management

Diana Rusu Celebrating Women in Project Management

Diana Rusu


Location: Toronto, Canada

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I feel in love with IT, in my second year of University. Probably is hard to believe that parents can choose your career and still love it. After that day, I can actually remember exactly the Day, I fell in love and I still cannot have enough of it. I have over 30 years in IT and I’m still love it. Starting as a technician, even if the system didn’t allow to have a woman working as a hardware specialist (screwdriver in my purse) and continuing with opening my own company, emigration to Hungary, and Canada. I can proudly say that I never worked in another field in my life, and probably because I just loved it too much. Project Management gave me a perfect blend of technology and experience, allowing me to switch quickly between multiple type of projects and also allowing me to learn new technology, like Big Data.

What is your project management super power?

The PM superpower is the team. Respect and help and you will be also respected and helped.

How can gender diversity be improved in the project management profession?

We are all the same, we are just professionals.

As the profession evolves, what skills do you think will be key for future success?

I believe for the future success the key success will be the interpersonal skills.

How do you recover from difficult situations?

Trust the people who you work with and be honest.

What are your tips and techniques for conflict resolution?

Find the root cause. Most of the time it’s something else.

Which 3 words best describe why you enjoy being a project manager?

People, technology and accomplishments.




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