Pooja Upadhyay Celebrating Women in Project Management

Pooja Upadhyay Celebrating Women in Project Management

Pooja Upadhyay


Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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8 years of experience in development and delivery; motivation and team leadership, general and technical and project management for clients from different industries

Highly skilled in Project Management, Business System Analysis, Management Consulting, Strategic Planning, Internal Auditing, and Establishing policy frameworks using IT Controls

Experience managing complicated project plans using agile methodologies and working with diverse set of senior stakeholders on requirements, roles and responsibilities, project timelines

Strong problem-solving skills through previous experience in a Business Management environment, including Program Management, Financial Controls, Business/Technology Priorities & Goals, Project Planning, Risk Avoidance & Mitigation, and Business Strategy & Growth

Areas of Expertise: Project Management, Business System Analysis, Salesforce, Cloud Security, Strategic Analysis, Quality Assurance, Risk Assessment, Agile Implementation, Internal Auditing, DMAIC

What I enjoy most about being a project manager is:

The diversity of teams and how unique challenges can be resolved with the help of the diverse team

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

Communication, Goal orientation and leadership

I build and nurture my professional network by:

Helping others around me and learning things from my network

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

how to form the career in project management

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

My practice lead Collene Hodge

The most valuable advice I have ever been given is:

Don’t take yourself too seriously

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

Build a network around you which nurtures the growth.


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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