15 min

Women Project Leaders on Challenges & Change Projectified

    • Careers

Women have faced an uphill battle in the workplace, especially during the pandemic. But they continue to make strides with game-changing projects across sectors and around the globe. We discuss the state of the state for women project leaders with:

Nontobeko Mathenjwa, project manager at South African National Roads Agency, Johannesburg: Mathenjwa discusses the challenges she faced early in her career as a project leader in construction, what changes she’d like to see and her advice to women in the early stages of their project careers.

Lorraine Ong, PMP, assistant director, advanced cybersecurity capabilities at Government Technology Agency of Singapore: Ong discusses how she’s seen the gender gap improve in IT, how COVID-19 has affected women leaders in her sector, and how professional organizations can help support women—and help them further their careers.

Key themes
[00:54] Organizations with women leaders perform better, research shows
[01:52] Leadership lessons: Know yourself and build relationships
[04:28] Women gaining traction in construction
[10:16] The pandemic’s impact on women project leaders in IT
[11:20] How mentors, professional organizations can support women—and boost their careers

Women have faced an uphill battle in the workplace, especially during the pandemic. But they continue to make strides with game-changing projects across sectors and around the globe. We discuss the state of the state for women project leaders with:

Nontobeko Mathenjwa, project manager at South African National Roads Agency, Johannesburg: Mathenjwa discusses the challenges she faced early in her career as a project leader in construction, what changes she’d like to see and her advice to women in the early stages of their project careers.

Lorraine Ong, PMP, assistant director, advanced cybersecurity capabilities at Government Technology Agency of Singapore: Ong discusses how she’s seen the gender gap improve in IT, how COVID-19 has affected women leaders in her sector, and how professional organizations can help support women—and help them further their careers.

Key themes
[00:54] Organizations with women leaders perform better, research shows
[01:52] Leadership lessons: Know yourself and build relationships
[04:28] Women gaining traction in construction
[10:16] The pandemic’s impact on women project leaders in IT
[11:20] How mentors, professional organizations can support women—and boost their careers

15 min