Elena Markman Celebrating Women in Project Management

Elena Markman Celebrating Women in Project Management

Elena Markman


Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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20 years of experience in telco and manufacturing in the uk and nz. Currently heading Pmo function in Douglas pharmaceuticals.

What I enjoy most about being a project manager is:

Helping business to get through the change and successful delivery.

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

Scoping, tracking & Communication

I build and nurture my professional network by:

Meeting with Pmo teams at the Pmo forum

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

Soft skills

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

Kate Daly

The most valuable advice I have ever been given is:

Stay focused and never give up

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

Be focused , communicate better , keep the scope under tight control


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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