Women as project managers

Natalia Bielińska , Grażyna Osbert-Pociecha

Abstract

On the one hand, we are currently experiencing a dynamic increase in the demand for project management. It involves the need of on organization to react to impulses to changes resulting from the imperative of improving efficiency and maintaining a competitive advantage. On the other hand, there is a tendency to increase the participation of women in the management (also in project management) and thus break the historically masculine domination. These issues are still not fully recognized, and it is not just the question of who is better and why (gender aspect) but it is also the question of the factors that determine the successful implementation of women's projects. Additionally, the pursuit of development and optimization in their potential in the context of the growing companies' needs to be flexible and the ability to meet the challenges that the project managers face. The research problem of this article can be summarized into a synthetic question: what is the role and participation of women in project management (in the context of their participation in the management of organizations in Poland) and what factors are important for the potential of women in managing projects now and in the future? The aim of the article is to examine how the opportunities of the increasing participation of women in management, (especially in project management) have been used in the recent years in Poland, as well as to identify the factors which determine their effectiveness so far and in the future. The article is based on a review of the subject matter and statistical data. It will be supported by the survey results. The results of this study will be used to illustrate the answers to the detailed questions connected with the research problem.
Author Natalia Bielińska (ES)
Natalia Bielińska,,
- Faculty of Economic Sciences
, Grażyna Osbert-Pociecha (ES / DEaOE)
Grażyna Osbert-Pociecha,,
- Department of Economics and Organization of Enterprises
Journal seriesProject Management Development - Practice and Perspectives, ISSN 2256-0513, e-ISSN 2501-0263, (5 pkt)
Issue year2018
Pages25-35
Publication size in sheets0.5
Conference7th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries “Project Management Development - Practice and Perspectives”, 19-04-2018 - 20-04-2018, Ryga, Łotwa
Keywords in Englishproject management, female project manager, project management efficiency, challenges for the project leader
URL https://www.balticpmconference.eu/sites/default/files/image-uploads/proceeding_book_2018_Final_update.pdf
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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