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International Women's Day 2021

A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.
So let's all choose to challenge.

How will you help forge a gender equal world?
Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.


How to thrive in your career as a woman

In this special podcast episode Emma De Vita, the editor of Project journal, speaks to three ambitious female project professionals to talk about how to have a thriving career despite the barriers that organisational or team culture still persistently put in the way of individual women – women who might also be contending with bias around race or age. Change needs to happen, so let’s find out how to go about doing it from women who are all flourishing in their careers despite the challenges. 


Understanding unconscious bias – a silver bullet for equality?

Unconscious bias can play an important role in the workplace. Women are no less ambitious or able than men and yet there is still an imbalance in many workplaces between the genders, particularly at management level. Choose to challenge gender stereotypes and biases, whether conscious or unconscious. 


From campus to construction site

Ellie Carswell reflects upon her experience working as a graduate project manager in the construction industry and enthuses the next generation of young women to challenge conventional stereotypes.


Guiding girls to the project profession

Amanda Medler shares how she promotes project management to children and in particular young girls. She works with girl Guides with a construction game. Giving children more hands-on experience is an approach we could all be taking. Trying things out, giving it a go and living the experience would make project management more real.


Women in leadership of major and complex projects 

We assume that women are as good as men and deserve the same rewards as men. But also, that women were the problem needing to be fixed, whilst men were the norm against which women’s experiences must be judged. This blog explores this attitude and shares what can be done by having a different conversation. 


The power of diversity and inclusion

Diversity is better for business. Women represent 50 per cent of the population so there is still a way to go before the gender mix on boards reflects this. Having a diverse team can be a powerful strength to a business or a project as long as we behave in an inclusive way. Encouraging equality allows each team member to use their strengths for the good of the team.


How Iranian women in project management are navigating COVID-19

The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have had significant short- and long-term repercussions for employers and employees alike. However, the consequences have not been equally distributed between male and female employees. This blog shares how women around the world have faced disproportionate side effects.


Mind the gap, the gender pay gap

There are some interesting nuggets of information which can help explain why there is a pay gap between the genders. However, in discussing this issue it is difficult not to make sweeping generalisations. This blog unpacks some of these ideas to see if there is truth behind them and what can be done.


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