Kayla Bolton Celebrating Women in Project Management

Kayla Bolton Celebrating Women in Project Management

Kayla Bolton


Location: Brisbane, Australia

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I want to improve the lives of children and young people through Healthcare and Education and to make a difference with the people I work with; I do this through co-creating and delivering meaningful social infrastructure. To live my aspiration through my work, I need impactful relationships and informed business acumen. I’ve been inspired by leaders who demonstrate the value of sound governance, disciplined decision making and the true value of having difficult conversations.

I am a project manager by education, highly awarded for my project delivery and an influential leader who places a high priority on developing teams and supporting emerging professionals. I am especially skilled in connecting and coordinating teams to achieve best-for-project outcomes. I am truly committed to being a role model for my peers which I currently deliver this through mentoring, providing a career-line-of-sight, and providing a platform for my mentees to fulfil their aspirations.

I hold a Master of Project Management, a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Construction Management), and am a Certified Practicing Project Manager (RegPM). I also maintain a sessional lecturing position at QUT, am a Queensland Chapter Councillor for AIPM, and volunteer on NAWIC’S Education and Mentoring Committee.

What I enjoy most about being a project manager is:

I have a collaborative leadership style and love mentoring team members. I aspire to create working environments where teams feel valued, motived and empowered to achieve their best results.

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

Communication. Honesty. Empathy.

I build and nurture my professional network by:

Making an effort to preserve these very important relationships. Giving frank and fearless advice.

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

That your career will be long, there’s no need to rush – make time to do some things that inspire and fulfill you both personally & professional.

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

Susie Pearn. Lavinia Dack.

The most valuable advice I have ever been given is:

Understand your why and be authentic.

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

Through integrity – build strong, lasting relationships at all levels.


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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