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Posted by APM on 11th May 2016

This year’s APM National Conference for Women in Project Management conference will feature keynote speaker Jo Fairley, co-founder of multi-million pound chocolate company Green & Black’s.

As one of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs Jo is no stranger to building a world class team and will share her experiences with delegates attending the event on 29 September at the London Park Plaza – Victoria.

The conference theme of ‘World Class Women’ – sponsored by BAE Systems – will explore the role of women in the project management profession, how to become a world class professional and how the profession can benefit fully from women in the profession.

Projects now and in the future depend on a large and diverse pool of talented professionals. Women working across projects, programmes and portfolios have a critical role to play in providing the breadth and depth of capability needed to ensure project success in the UK and beyond.

Drawing on inspirational speakers, like Jo, the conference will provide delegates with the insight to become and develop world class women.

Jo founded Green & Black’s with her husband in a bid to create the world’s first organic chocolate, deciding on ‘green’ to represent their environmental ethos and ‘black’ to reflect particularly high-quality cocoa beans.

But the journey to realise this vision was far from smooth with plenty of white knuckle moments, as described by Jo. “What happens when cocoa beans are stuck in a volatile tropical country, the port blockaded, and your major retailer is threatening de-listing unless the consignment is delivered on time?”

Jo’s presentation will highlight the determination needed to build a global business.

Find out more and to stay up to date with the latest National Conference for Women in Project Management news follow @APMProjectMgmt on Twitter.

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