Ewa Serwa Celebrating Women in Project Management

Ewa Serwa Celebrating Women in Project Management

Ewa Serwa

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERIES

Location: Wroclaw, Poland

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Bio:

Certified Project & Portfolio Manager. Creative and full of various ideas. Can spot a potential in each person and situation. Initiates projects, programs, is a leader and a mentor. Very passionate about personal development. Has a vast experience within managing projects in various industries such as finance, IT and government sector. Fond of sketchnoting and visual thinking. Certified in UX-PM, PSM, PSPO. Board member of Project Management Institute Poland Chapter.

What I enjoy most about being a project manager is:

Decision making! It is still underestimated part of our profession. You can challenge almost everything and even if you start thinking you cannot change anything, you are wrong. Having impact is the best thing in project management. And last but not least working with people, different people with their own points of view.

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

(1) Problem solving
(2) Excellent communication
(3) People oriented attitude

I build and nurture my professional network by:

…attending events, meet ups, conferences and staying in touch via social media. Being an organizer of the Program for women “Women in Project Management” is also a great opportunity to meet a lot of people. Good move is carrying about to be a part of PMI organization.

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

I wish I had known that only the sky is the limit. And if you can dream something – you can do it.

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

There is a lot wonderful women in my career journey. But the most important thing is ability to get inspired by each of them. For sure from Elise Stevens I’ve learned that visibility is the key. Aneta Wereszczak taught me how to use design thinking. And Margaret Thatcher how to be an iron lady and don’t give up. I can give a lot of examples, but the truth is we have to be ourselves and willing to adjust to achieve our goals.

The most valuable advice I have ever been given is:

Always think twice.

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

Have good relationships, motivate and inspire people to take an action.

GET INVOLVED

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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