CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERIES
Location: London, UK
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Emma–Ruth is the Director of Consulting Services at Wellingtone, a member of PMI SPain and UK, and a Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM). She is a PMO, Project, Programme and Portfolio specialist with extensive experience in the change management industry and a particular focus on collaboration, PMO conception & strategy, method and capability development and currently Chairs the APM PMO Specific Interest Group.
What I enjoy most about being a project manager is:
I am a PMO Specialist so every day is different – working with a variety of organisations helps me to keep in mind that every PMO has it’s own DNA and we should make sure that they have an opportunity to leverage that.
The three most important skills I use to successfully deliver projects are:
Ninja Stealth skills
I build and nurture my professional network by:
Keeping in touch where possible, showing respect for those that achieve things in their world, and being grateful that I have such a network to learn from.
At the start of my career, the one thing I wish I had known is:
Sometimes the day is tough but PMOs add value every day – we just have to be able to see it.
Women who have inspired me so far in my career journey are:
I have been inspired by those around me in particular bosses who paid attention and allowed me to grow in my own particular style. I admire all the people who work to move the industry forward, and do so in a mindful and respectful way.
The most valuable advice I have ever been given is:
Keep making yourself a novice – there is always something to learn, don’t lose your curiosity and get ‘stuck’. Be childlike!
My advice for women on finding success as a project manager is:
No fear. Regardless of gender, if you want it, go get it. Success doesn’t come to you, it comes because of you.
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.
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