About this SIG
Women in project management Project management relies on good leadership and team working which can be enhanced by promoting individual strengths. Much has been said about the potential for improvements in organisational practices to be found in examining the differences in management styles between men and women, whilst little has been done to develop organisational processes needed to realise this potential.
The future relies on changes in working practices, involving both men and women.
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. Our mission is to:
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.