The diversity challenge for the project management profession still looms large.

To align with International Women’s Day #IWD2021, we have released our 2021 Gender Equity Report where we review the changes that are taking place regarding gender equity in the workplace and the improvements that still need to be made.

“To grow the number of women in project management, it is important to increase the number of students enrolling in appropriate university degrees and to bring the project management discipline to more female dominated industries” said Ms Elizabeth Foley, CEO of AIPM.

“One of the findings from the report shows that while numbers are improving, there are still far more men than women both studying project management and working in the profession, with AIPM’s female student membership currently sitting at 31% and overall membership at 23%” said Ms Foley.

The report highlights how organisations such as Aurecon and NS Group are driving change, through measures that support diversity, including providing flexible working conditions, and focusing on a culture of continual transformation.

Access the report here.