APM Women in Project Management Specific Interest Group (WiPM SIG)

About us

WiPM addresses the development and promotion of women working in project management environments and works to maximise the availability of expertise in the project management profession.

We actively promote investment in gender diversity to ensure that all project managers have the potential to develop a highly rewarding career, supporting both men and women in their efforts to maintain a balance between the many demands imposed on them whilst striving to retain their own identity.


Mission

To develop a powerful profile

  • We are active members of the APM and wider project management community and represent the voice of women.

Promote a no-barrier culture

  • We encourage all project managers to succeed in their career by providing expertise and resources to facilitate career progression.

Engage with and respond to project professionals

  • We listen to the voices of our members and tailor our work to their feedback, providing regular occasions to interact through continuing professional development events, webinars and networking opportunities.

Build a collaborative community

  • We grow dynamic networks with our members and links with like-minded organisations, sharing best practice in project management and professionalism.

 

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WiPM initiatives

WiPM was founded in 1993 as a forum for women to develop their skills and to network and continues to support the project management community through the following initiatives:

  • A varied programme of events and networking opportunities, including a biennial conference.
  • Active social media community and discussions through LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • Building links with other professional communities and women’s networks.
  • Support group for those aspiring to RPP and FAPM.
  • An information database and profiles of project managers that demonstrate the diversity of those in the WiPM community.

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Lucinda Finney
Kate Mansfield
  • Returning to work after a career break
  • Date:18 September 2017
  • Kate Mansfield, Coaching & Relationship Manager at Women Returners, discusses the benefits of hiring senior professional women back into the workforce following a career break.
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Sue Pritchard
  • Women in leadership of major and complex projects
  • Date:17 August 2017
  • In spite of decades of effort and high profile campaigns, the number of women occupying leadership roles in executive teams hovers stubbornly around the 8-10% mark. Gender diversity in the senior leadership teams of major projects is worse. Sue Pritchard tackles the issue.
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