Saturday, March 8 was International Women’s Day , organized by the United Nations to celebrate women’s achievements, particularly in the workforce. And given that I walk by the United Nations on 1st Ave in Manhattan every time I go to retrieve my car from the parking garage around the corner, I couldn’t help but think about women in project management. I’ve been in project management for about 39 years and I’ve noticed through the years that more and more women are attending PM conferences and training courses in the discipline. I can’t remember when I noticed the tipping point where there were, roughly speaking, an equal number of women in the audience as men, but it happened a while ago. It was noticeable and I found it gratifying. In my long professional career I’ve only worked for one woman.
Women Project Managers. Better? Different?