PMISC - 5th March 2024 - Women in Projects Australia International Women's Day Discussion

Power Skills




For International Women's Day #IWD2024 and beyond, let's all #CountHerIn .

In a world facing multiple crises that are putting immense pressure on communities, achieving gender equality is more vital than ever. Ensuring women’s and girls’ rights across all aspects of life is the only way to secure prosperous and just economies, and a healthy planet for future generations.  

PMI Sydney Chapter is supporting International Women’s Day and collaborating with the local initiative “Women in Projects Australia” to discuss this year’s theme, #CountHerIn: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.


Our speakers:



Panelist 1: Jen Dolden is a PMP & MSP certified Project Manager with over 20 years of experience in Managed Services,Logistics, Retail, Training, IT, Emergency Services Management and Government sectors for more than 20 different clients. Jen has transformed projects with time, quality and scope issues into success stories; by re-engaging stakeholders, establishing shared understandings about scope, to understand the root causes to the issues for the project to resolve and deliver the business strategies. Jen’s significant experience in Operations and Business Management provides her with a holistic perspective to ensure the benefits realisation plan of the project is delivered.

Jen co-founded, and continues to lead a network, Women in Projects Australia in 2018. The community has over 1500 members, and convenes on a monthly basis, sharing learnings, building capabilities and connecting people in the project space. This has resulted in the growth of the individual members with numerous stories of promotion and career progression amongst the members. A world where women have the confidence to go after their goals and dreams. Jen is passionate about diversity (so no one misses out on the fun) and is a volunteer firefighter of over 20 years and uses her firefighting skills to enhance her Project Delivery.


     Panelist 2: Renai Platts is an accomplished executive manager and leader, specialising in operational project management and use her strengths in problem solving and strategic thinking to drive exceptional project outcomes.

With 15 years’ experience in senior management roles, Renai thrives in challenging and complex environments. Her career has spanned multiple industry sectors, most recently medical education, digital health and information technology, enabling diverse experiences and a keen ability to adapt as needed to varying cultures and change.


Panelist 3: My Tran Le  (“My”) is a customer-centric program leader with over 21 years of professional experience in retail, supply chain, and technology. My had received the prestigious Project Manager of the Year award at the inaugural PMI Australia national conference. She is also passionate about advancing women in projects outreach and advocating for women's economic empowerment, she firmly believes in creating equal opportunities for women to earn, learn, and lead for the benefit of thriving communities.

My is actively involved in community development, she have volunteered with the PMI Sydney Chapter since 2010, initially focusing on the PMI Building Better Futures (BBF) portfolio; a community-focused campaign by PMI Global to champion project management for educational and social good. Currently serving as the Director of Volunteering and Special Projects at PMI Sydney, she is driving meaningful change and positively impacting the project management community. Additionally, she has served as a sponsor for the University of Sydney's Master of Project Management Capstone program since 2021, demonstrating her commitment to nurturing the next generation of project management professionals. Her ongoing passion for project management is evident through her dedication to driving positive change in both professional and community spheres.



  • 6:00pm to 6:30pm – Networking & Nibbles
  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm – Welcome & Panel Event
  • 7:30pm to 8:00pm – Networking & Close


Date: March 5th 2024

Arrive: 6 PM

Meeting: 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Depart: 9 PM

Venue : Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Sydney

Professional Development Units (PDU): 1 PDU can be claimed for attending this event.

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Type of category: Evening

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: March 5th, 2024

Hour: 6:00PM to 9:00PM

# of PDUs: 0.0


Students: Free

Members: Free

Non members and Guests: $35.00


Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

169 Castlereagh St,
Sydney, NSW, 2000

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