Women in Project Management at "PM Summit 2016"

Women in Project Management at "PM Summit 2016"

The Institute is offering a discount code to our readers who wish to attend the PM Summit 2016.

PM Summit is a unique gathering that is of value to anyone who has an interest in Project/Programme Management, whether they are current practitioners or aspiring project managers. 

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Key Speaker – Women in Project Managment

Dr. Martina Ryan, a senior faculty member of the Institute of Project Management, will be presenting her latest research findings on women in Project Management at the PM Summit 2016.

The Institute has for the last 13 years been conducting an annual survey of practitioners who undertake training with them. Practitioners are invited to complete a survey which covers topics such as education level achieved, current experiences of working within the discipline of Project Management, attitude to the importance of Project Management certification, compensation and work hours, satisfaction with job/career, and career progression prospects.

Martina's presentation builds on the findings of a recent publication based on the 2014 annual survey, which specifically examined the responses in the context of the role of Women in PM in Ireland.


Survey of Practitioners 2014

The 2014 survey provided some interesting insights into the role of women in Project Management in Ireland.


  • The results indicate that all is not equal with regard to the roles of women in Project Management with women being under-represented in the profession (41%) versus their male counterparts.


  • When compared to their male counterparts, women are more likely to be employed as project management professionals in service type industries, working on shorter, lower monetary value projects, in non-dedicated project management roles, on a national or international level. 


  • Women are also more likely to be remunerated at a lower level, despite being more likely to be educated to a higher level. 

This Presentation updates its findings based on the 2015 survey results. It also attempts to interpret how the data trends compared to the previous surveys conducted by the Institute in its 13-year longitudinal study and comment on how the role of women in project management will evolve with an improving national economic environment.


About Dr. Martina Ryan

Dr. Martina Ryan  is a successful and dynamic transformational leader with more than 20 years industry experience in the areas of Project Management, Lean/6-Sigma and Quality Management as a practitioner, leader, instructor and mentor. As a faculty member of the Institute of Project Management Ireland, Martina contributes to the development and delivery of the Certified Project Management Diploma, Strategic Project Diploma & PMP Passport training and certification programmes offered by the Institute.


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