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The Everyday PM Podcast | Episode 10 "Women in Project Management"

Updated: Apr 14, 2021

Welcome to episode 10 of The Everyday PM Podcast where we talk about women in project management.

Statistics available from the Project Management Institute (PMI) show that "women currently constitute an estimated 20–30% of the project management staff worldwide." What is causing this imbalance in gender equality across the industry? Christina Olivarria, MSPM, PMP, HACP, LBBP, Project Manager/Communications Manager at Yellow Brick Consulting, Inc. and Brenda Love, MSPM, CSM, Principal Project Manager at Genentech, join me to discuss what qualities make for a good project manager, how women inherently possess the super powers to make great project managers, and if women will begin to tip the scale as the project management industry grows more and more diverse.

How do you feel about the gender disparity in the project management industry? What is the future of women in project management? Feel free to drop a comment within this post with your thoughts.

Helpful resources:

Women Of Project Management is an online global community created by a black woman for professional women to connect with one another in the hopes of being able to share not just what they do, but also who they are.

Association of Women Project Managers (AWPM) is a LinkedIn group created to establish a global network fostering strong connections between women in the multi-disciplinary profession of project management.

Atkins-Hansen, N. (2001). Breaking/shattering the glass ceiling: women in project management. Paper presented at Project Management Institute Annual Seminars & Symposium, Nashville, TN. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute.


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Worldwide Readiness Program Manager, Apple, Inc.

Program/Project management professional with 10 years of experience in product development, physical retail launches, and health care industries.

Project Manager/Communications Manager, Yellow Brick Consulting, Inc.

A well-organized, task-orientated project manager, who takes initiative in delivering the highest quality services to both peers and clients alike.

Principal Project Manager, Genentech

Strategic planner and problem solver with an emphasis on aligning people, processes and technology with an organization’s goals and strategies. A change practitioner who strives to find effective process improvements which deliver efficient productivity.

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