“Keep on doing what you’re doing – giving us, girls, the best suggestions and advice about how to be better as project managers! Thank you!” Ani, Bulgaria
Today, things are better. Conference organisers tell me that they go to lengths to attract female speakers. Editors have more balanced editorial panels. However, it isn’t their fault that they have to make a special effort: it’s ours. If we want women to have a more active role in promoting project management as a 21st century profession we need to get out there and do something about it.
I don’t speak for all female project managers, of course. And I hope I speak to men as well. This blog has evolved over the last years into a place where I hope all project managers will find something useful. A Girl’s Guide to Project Management aims to provide some direction in the world of project management by offering news, opinion and coverage of the many project management events that happen in the UK (and when I can get to them, overseas too).
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I’m a career project and programme manager with over a decade of experience in healthcare and financial services, including two spent working in Paris, France. I’m the author of Collaboration Tools for Project Managers, Customer-Centric Project Management and Shortcuts To Success: Project Management in the Real World (now in its second edition). I occasionally speak at conferences and events, and I try not to fall off the stage too often.
I’m Director of Otobos Consultants Ltd, a consultancy that focuses on project management copywriting. We help people tell the story of their project more effectively.
A Girl’s Guide to Project Management is an award-winning blog. It won the Project Management category of the Computer Weekly IT Blog Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2010 I was also named Computer Weekly’s Blogger of the Year and in 2011 I was named Computer Weekly’s IT Professional Blogger of the Year.
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