According to PMI, the proportion of women in project management worldwide is between 20-30% - and rising. And that's a good thing because our working world is rapidly transforming into a project economy. By 2023, the global economy will need 25 million new project professionals.
I observe time and again how women use their strength in the project world and successfully assert themselves.
Women bring more diversity to project management, and diversity has been proven to produce better and more sustainable project results.
The understanding of different cultures that is so important in international business is particularly pronounced in women.
Women have assertiveness without being aggressive. Time and again, I see them successfully bring all stakeholders on board through gentle persuasion.
Leadership & motivation:
Women are good at creating an environment where people can thrive and feel comfortable. They succeed without pressure in building teams that are motivated, agile and loyal.
A strength of women is to simplify even complex things.
Fascinatingly, many female project managers recognize interpersonal conflicts before they flare up. They are good at solving problems quickly and managing risks efficiently.
At PM&C, the focus is on people. We live diversity. Martina Wirnsberger-Brandl and I manage PM&C as equal partners.
So, I can only encourage every woman to start a career in project management, because the project world is unique and achieving goals together in a team is exciting and fulfilling at the same time.
PM&C: Competence for your project!