Project Management Institute

The ultimate circus

Women have had to endure much struggle and sacrifice--professionally and personally--to establish successful careers. Today, employers are increasingly recognizing what women have long endured much hardship to further their careers. In response, companies are now offering woman--including female project managers--new workplace considerations that are enabling women to balance their work and life responsibilities. This article discusses how female project managers are effectively maintaining a healthy work/life balance. In doing so, it discusses how part-time assignments are enabling women to manage their families and households while also ensuring that they develop their professional skills and achieve the accomplishments which will help them secure more desirableassignments later in their careers. It then describes how businesses are changing their practices and instituting new approaches to accommodate the needs of their female project managers, changes that are enabling businesses to hire the best projec
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