CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERIES
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Jeanette has a reputation of being a strategic design thinker, fun maker and getting the job done.
She has over 20 years experience in PMO operations, application development, end user computing, infrastructure consolidation, business change and transformations by linking people, process and technology. She has spent most of her time in government, education, utilities and sport sectors.
She believes there is more to projects than budgets, schedules and risks – it’s about communication, relationships and leadership.
What I enjoy most about being a project manager is:
Working with people to solve complex problems. I get joy from facilitating think tanks, watching the team have a go, and celebrating their achievements – anything is possible!
The three most important skills I use to successfully deliver projects are:
Organisational analysis, stakeholder collaboration and team leadership – these link the vision, people, behaviours with the processes, technology and results.
I build and nurture my professional network by:
Every role or event provides a new connection with someone who matters, be open-minded (sometimes they are not obvious). Continue to support them through regular catch ups or a quick text message, projects can be a lonely place at times.
At the start of my career, the one thing I wish I had known is:
There is no right or wrong way, just what will work this time – every project is different. The methodology, templates and processes are to guide you, it’s the people who make it happen.
Women who have inspired me so far in my career journey are:
There are so many women (and men) supporting me each day. These three confident, resilient and inspiring women Dana Ashe, Alex Moloney and Kirsty Pilcer have and continue to be my greatest inspiration.
The most valuable advice I have ever been given is:
Let it go, let it flow… don’t bring the attitude of being right, doing it my way as the only option to moving forward.
My advice for women on finding success as a project manager is:
Invest in yourself, your network and say yes to an opportunity – you have what it takes.
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.
- 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.
- Tell us how you feel and support other women by including #CelebratingWomenInProjectManagement in your social media posts.
- 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.