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About the Women in Project Management Break the Bias Conference

Celebrating United Nations International Women’s Day 2022 

#BreaktheBias #IWD2022

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can achieve equality. Collectively we can #BreakTheBias.

PMI UK Chapter volunteers are working with Chapter partners across Europe to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March. We will bring together current and next generation women PM professionals and change makers, from UK, Belgium, Australia, Bulgaria, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey, and other Chapters from Europe, and the USA as our celebrations start on 8 March and continue to 10 March.

Our key conference themes

  • Collaborate across boundaries (8 March) sharing knowledge, experience, thought leadership, tips and tricks between PMI Chapters, cross-industry partners, and Associations.
  • Sustainable Development (9 March) Building on the success of the PMI pre-COP26 Net Zero stepping-stone conference, in October, we discuss how women are breaking the bias to impact the global sustainability agenda.
  • The Inclusive Workplace (10 March) We will explore the challenges and opportunities that women in project management face, in a topsy-turvy post-Covid world. We will focus on tackling the hot topics of unconscious bias, burn out, and equity and how to create workplaces that are inclusive and foster a sense of community.

Tune in from 1100 on United Nations International Women’s Day (8 March) for a presentation about ‘Mentoring Women,’ followed by leaders from the Wintershall Dea Women’s Network, who will discuss the Seven Diversity Dimensions, as they share challenges, practices, learnings, and successes of creating worldwide network.

In the evening, from 1730, join us again for presentations on the role of women in breaking the bias, and inclusive digital transformation and how they are applied through Women’s Economic Empowerment. The evening will culminate with a panel of seven PMI chapters, on stage to discuss plans for the creation of pan-European ‘Women in Projects’ diversity, equity, and inclusion network.

Throughout the conference, speakers, and participants from a range of diverse backgrounds and sectors will provide their perspective on the key themes, trends, and current practices on how to bring value and #BreaktheBias.

This year, as we build on that theme, our event is going to be far more action-oriented. We will be sharing resources provided by the International Women’s Day team, and we will signpost the many products, services, take-aways, and volunteering opportunities for personal and professional development provided by PMI Global and local chapters.

In the UK, we will also be using our new Opiner Cognitive Diversity tool to harness the collective wisdom of conference attendees and to listen to your views on possible future events as well as the creation of a European Women in Projects Community of Practice.

Check out the full conference schedule here and register here for your FREE place today.