Priya Patra Celebrating Women in Project Management

Priya Patra Celebrating Women in Project Management

Priya Patra


Location: Mumbai, India

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Profile: Priya Patra, Program Manager, Capgemini. Priya is a mother of two, Author, Blogger, Women Empower believer, Dreamer, Creator and a Futurist. An Agile Evangelist and a Program Manager spearheading Digital transformation, digital quality assurance and quality engineering program for a large conglomerate in Lifesciences domain. She Leads Agile Community Of Practice with Capgemini 546 members, across 40 countries evangelizing Agile practices across all levels in the organization. She is speaker for national and International conferences on IoT, Agile and Project Management. When she is not working, she dreams about the future of work, and its impact on projects. Her views are expressed through blogs on #AgileW2W #futureofPMWork #SpeakerPriya

See Priya’s 2018 and 2019 Celebrating Women In Project Management profiles.

What is your project management super power?

My project management super power is collaboration.

How can gender diversity be improved in the project management profession?

Lead by example
Encourage others to dream big
Create a network, where we power up each other

As the profession evolves, what skills do you think will be key for future success?

Skills of the future will include

Business acumen
Networking / collaborating
Managing the project ecosystem

Follow #futureofPMWork for more, or see blog post.

How do you recover from difficult situations?

1. Take a step back
2. Analyse the situation
3. Devise a response that will have a +ve impact long term

What are your tips and techniques for conflict resolution?

1. Understand the root of the conflict
2. Be fair
3. And think about a long term impact while resolving the conflict

Which 3 words best describe why you enjoy being a project manager?

Human, Creative, Exciting




Hello amazing women of the project management world! My Celebrating Women in Project Management Series highlights your stories to inspire others, raise the profile of women in the project management profession, and to further strengthen our global network.

  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.
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  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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