Neeraja Chandrasekaran

Neeraja Chandrasekaran

Neeraja Chandrasekaran

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERIES

Location: Boston, USA

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Bio:

I dream bigger dreams and want to become a C-Level Executive someday!

I believe in fairy tales. There is no wand in my real life but when my projects succeed, it’s magical!

I am on a mission to get things done. How you ask? I think strategically while acting tactically. I never hesitate to jump in and solve problems for the team. I specialize in helping senior management and organizations achieve excellence in project outcomes.

I have first-hand understanding of the challenges faced by project teams. When teams deal with a variety of moving parts and challenges from the beginning to the end, I provide support to achieve outstanding results. I help them to be at their best!

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

I love project management. So much that I have begun to plan everything with confidence and enthusiasm, grocery shopping inclusive. I enjoy interacting and collaborating with a diverse group of people every day!

What are your greatest achievements as a Project Manager?

First, I am so proud of cracking the PMP in the first attempt! My biggest success so far has been ‘exactly’ reporting on what the business really cares about. Every project is different. Every challenge is unique. I try to keep the team on their toes sprinkling smiles whenever I can!

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

Every women is a natural PM – Be it the girls in teens or women in their fifties, I believe its natural for them to connect the dots and finish any task. So, why not Project Management?

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

Women are leading projects worldwide as proven leaders. There are plenty of women who have made it to the top. In my personal opinion, I believe women leadership will not only focus on the “what” but also on the “how”

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

One of the biggest challenges for me is ‘time management’. I have two toddlers and I shuffle between work, home and multitude of chores. What has helped me so far is having lists. A big ‘do-it-later’ list. A small ‘do-it-tomorrow’ list. And a tiny ‘do-it-now’ list. Believe me! These lists really help.

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

My 2 cents.. Fear is not an option! Always follow your heart and do the right thing. Never get discouraged.

Any other comments about Women in Project Management?

Be a warrior not a worrier!

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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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