Dr. Alexia Nalewaik
CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERIES
Location: Pasadena, California, U.S
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Dr. Alexia Nalewaik is President-Elect of AACE International, Immediate Past Chair and Research Chair of the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC), and a former Governing Board Member of RICS Americas. She lives in Los Angeles, where she has her own consulting firm, focusing on project cost management, governance, audit, and organizational process QA/QC. Alexia has recently published her first book, “Project Performance Review: Capturing the Value of Audit, Oversight, and Compliance for Project Success”.
Why do you enjoy working in the field of project management?
I love creating tangible improvements.
What are your greatest achievements as a Project Manager?
Using audit for the power of good, creating lasting organizational change, and encouraging transparency.
Why is a career as a Project Manager a great choice for women?
There is incredible flexibility and breadth.
How can women stand out in the field of Project Management?
By speaking up and ensuring their accomplishments are seen.
What are some of the challenges women face as Project Managers?
Bad organizational culture, bias, fear, pervasive salary imbalance.
What can we do to help women to be exceptional Project Managers?
Women need champions who can help make their achievements visible and advocate for advancement.
Any other comments about Women in Project Management?
There can be great satisfaction in working in the project profession, especially in areas such as project controls and audit. As our profession ages, it is time for women to step up, fill the skills gap, and in doing so create a sea change in the profession.
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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