CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERIES
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
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Edwina is an experienced project leader in the field of learning and development. She has led teams of project managers both in the private and public sector. She is known for bringing teams together to establish project management standards and best practices.
Edwina’s career began in the field of mental health and crisis counseling. The skills she mastered in these roles have guided her in her project management practices. She is a servant leader who looks to support her team from a humanistic perspective.
What I enjoy most about being a project manager is:
Taking the abstract and impossible and turning it into a realistic achievable goal.
The three most important skills I use to successfully deliver projects are:
Communication, Interpersonal, Organizational Skills
I build and nurture my professional network by:
Connecting with other project management professionals and thought leaders either on LinkedIn or professional organizations such as PMI, ATD. Also, by writing articles and sharing posts- you gotta put yourself out there to be able to connect with others.
At the start of my career, the one thing I wish I had known is:
That professional development goes beyond formal education. There are so many opportunities for informal learning.
Women who have inspired me so far in my career journey are:
Previous female colleagues, friends and other professional women in my network.
The most valuable advice I have ever been given is:
“You wont know the outcome unless you go for it” As women we tend to doubt ourselves often- more than we should. Sometimes this doubt prevents us from taking risks.. I’ve learned that is better to recover from a failed attempt than it is to wonder what would have happened if I had tried..
My advice for women on finding success as a project manager is:
Don’t be afraid of your assertive voice. You’ve earned the spot- take pride and own your success!
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!
- 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.
- 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.
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