Ewa Serwa Celebrating Women in Project Management

Ewa Serwa Celebrating Women in Project Management

Ewa Serwa

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2020 SERIES

Location: Wroclaw, Poland

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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, Design Thinking. Board member of Project Management Institute Poland Chapter. Project Portfolio Manager at Santander Consumer Bank Poland.

See Ewa’s 2019 and 2018 Celebrating Women in Project Management profiles.

What is your project management super power?

Openness, flexibility and communication skills are my super powers. I like to think my project management superpower is problem solving too. It is still underestimating part of our profession.

How can gender diversity be improved in the project management profession?

Numbers don’t lie. Demand for project management talent is intensifying across the globe. I believe organizations should view women as a source of talent to fill this gap. We need to see more female project managers! We should encourage other women to be more visible.

As the profession evolves, what skills do you think will be key for future success?

I think social skills and adaptability will be crucial for future success. Technological and scientific advances shorten life cycles of products and services, business models change and new challenges appear from everywhere. We have to be able to look for new opportunities and be ready for changes.

How do you recover from difficult situations?

I believe each problem is an opportunity in disguise. With this optimistic approach to some difficult situation, life becomes more fun and leads way to increased creativity and innovation. The second important thing is to exercise regularly. It makes a huge difference in how you feel physically and mentally!

What are your tips and techniques for conflict resolution?

Probably there are no golden rules. People are different and they have their own point of view. It is very important to have a focus on their emotions and understand where they are coming from. Perspective taking with focus on feelings is often more powerful and more complex. I think being open and flexible, listen and hear other person, are key to achieve “win-win” approach. The good thing is stop blaming others and take responsibility for ourselves.

Which 3 words best describe why you enjoy being a project manager?

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