Jan Schiller Celebrating Women in Project Management

Jan Schiller Celebrating Women in Project Management

Jan Schiller

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERIES

Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA

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Bio:

I am a results-driven executive applying my expertise and experience at organizations committed to improving their ability to deliver results in alignment with their strategy. I am an entrepreneur who considers project management a passion and a lifestyle. I delight my clients and achieve my wildly important goal of leaving the world better than I found it by helping organizations get from where they are to where they want to be in a timely, cost-effective, high-quality manner.

What I enjoy most about being a project manager is:

I’m always learning. It’s also one of the best ways to achieve my wildly important goal of leaving the world better than I found it by delivering results that exceed expectations.

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

Understand what success looks like. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Relentlessly focus on the desired result.

I build and nurture my professional network by:

Reaching out to people that share my values and interests. Reaching out to my existing connections regularly. Celebrate their successes.

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

The importance and joy of immersing myself in my community.

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

My business partners (Robin Mclemore and Jean Sekula). My mother. My BFFs. Diane Greene. Gabrielle Reece.

The most valuable advice I have ever been given is:

Never diminish yourself to help make someone feel less insecure.

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

Be yourself. Let your brilliance shine. Find a mentor that believes in you. Don’t engage with negative people. Hard work is not the same as great performance. Learn to manage politics. Serve and appreciate your team because money doesn’t do the work. The best “methodology” is the one that will deliver an organization from where they are to where they want to be (think hybrid, not standard).

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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