Emily Luijbregts Celebrating Women in Project Management

Emily Luijbregts Celebrating Women in Project Management 2019 Event

Emily Luijbregts


Location: Breda, The Netherlands

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I am a Project Manager and Scrum Master who loves to share knowledge and support other Project Managers through their development. I’ve been working in Projects over 10 years and have spent the last few years focusing on coaching other Project Managers achieve their true potential.

What I enjoy most about being a project manager is:

Being able to add value and bring about positive change. I love being organised and being able to plan something and see it come to fruition. To steal a quote from the A Team “I love it when a plan comes together!”

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

Communication, leadership, organisation.

I build and nurture my professional network by:

Creating and developing new content to open dialogue with my network and share knowledge.

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

… how important communication is within a project and how critical it is to a successful project

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

My first female boss who was the head of the PMO and showed me the best way to develop my career in Project Management and advised me on career path options that would be best for me. She still inspires me to be a better Project Manager! Moving into the digital world, I’m so inspired by people like Nicole Reilly, Elizabeth Harrin and Rhona Aylward.

The most valuable advice I have ever been given is:

Take everything with a pinch of salt and always ask “why”.

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

Don’t be limited by the boundaries that are put on you by our industry, culture or mindset. We really have the power to change the world and have SO much to add to the workplace so set your sights and goals and go for it! Don’t be scared to be bold, don’t apologise for having strong opinions and know that YOU ARE WORTH IT.


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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