CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERIES
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I am a Project Manager working as a client side consultant with firm PMLogic. My current client is NSW Health where I am managing two financial projects. I have my own start up called PM Social where I not only organise monthly networking events but also match students and graduates with experienced professionals for mentoring, free of charge. I am also a Councillor at AIPM where I lead the under-35 portfolio and look after graduates, students and young PMs. I am soon to launch Women in Projects Meetup with many industry leaders to provide a platform for women to come together and build a support group.
What I enjoy most about being a project manager is:
Stakeholder engagement! I really enjoy the thrill of meeting expectations and being rewarded for them 🙂
The three most important skills I use to successfully deliver projects are:
1. Time Management
2. Individual engagement with all stakeholders
3. Creating a “happy team” environment where everyone’s work is valued
I build and nurture my professional network by:
1. Networking in person and on LinkedIn
2. Reading blogs
At the start of my career, the one thing I wish I had known is:
Different career paths within project management
Women who have inspired me so far in my career journey are:
So many! To start with, my first female colleague who is a real inspiration. A working mom with two young kids and a successful trainer, coach and manager. She mixes fun with work and makes it so much more interesting and collaborative. Another lady who has helped mentees through PM Social as a mentor. We have one success story already where she helped her mentee land her first job in Australia. She is always ready to help young girls who I introduce to her through PM Social.
The most valuable advice I have ever been given is:
Everything happens for the best (because it really does!)
My advice for women on finding success as a project manager is:
Go ugly early! If there is something going off track with the project, make sure to say it out loud as soon as possible with proper documentation!
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.