Jacqueline Soo Celebrating Women in Project Management

Jacqueline Soo

Jacqueline Soo


Location: Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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Jacqueline is a PMO professional and have been in project management field for more than 10 years. As a PMO manager at Dyson (Malaysia) currently, she enables successful delivery of PMO projects/ programmes globally, specialising in Centre of Excellences core services including conceptualisation, designing and deployment of PPM tools and systems; as welll as developing strategic plans and executions of PM professional development program.

She has progressed from Product Engineer, Project Leader, PM KPI Reporting Lead and Resource Manager within Dyson over the years. Prior to this, she has worked with major MNCs like Flex and Solectron and held Procurement Engineer and Component Engineer regional roles. Her experience ranges through plastic moulding, electronics assemblies, consumer products R&D and manufacturing.

Jacqueline holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering (FirstClass Honours) and she is also a PMP and P3O Foundation & Practitioner certified. Jacqueline is a member of PMI and PMI Malaysia chapter.

Why do you enjoy working in the field of project management?

Love the privilege of collaborating with people.

What are your greatest achievements as a Project Manager?

It really lights up my day when I see project members share learnings and put their trusts on each other as a team despite individual distinctive opinions as we are striving towards a common goal.

Why is a career as a Project Manager a great choice for women?

Women can be great communicators, supporters and leaders who inspire and help creating an environment for project success with their naturally innate talents.

How can women stand out in the field of Project Management?

Be passionate, be ready to challenge outdated norms and take charge in leading changes.

What are some of the challenges women face as Project Managers?

Women’s multitasking capability often at work being taken advantage of to fit for lower level’s administrative works. In some organisations the human and social capital of women may still continue to lag behind and so gender does matter at work for some cases.

What can we do to help women to be exceptional Project Managers?

Build social awareness to promote women as project professionals.

Any other comments about Women in Project Management?

Everyone has unique skills and talents to bring to the job. To me it’s even more important that we attained self-realisation and unlocked potentials along the journey of Project Management as a career, which is also true for our personal lives outside of work.


To celebrate International Women’s Day for 2018, I will be sharing the profiles and stories of some incredible women who have flourished in their project management careers. May they inspire you and the women around you to kick goals in the world of project management.

Read more about my ‘Celebrating Women in Project Management’ 50-day series here. Starts February 1, 2018.

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