A new Project Management Institute (PMI) study exposes the state of the gender disparity that exists for project professionals across all major industries. The report, “The State of Women in Project Management 2023,” reveals that within the project management industry, male project managers outnumber female project managers at a rate of 3:1. On the upside, 23% of men versus 20% of women report “some level” of management role, highlighting a much narrower gap when it comes to project management leadership opportunities.
Research was conducted between March and April of 2022, and included 8,313 project professionals (individuals who use project skills to deliver change), including 1,927 respondents who identify as female.
PMI’s survey findings indicate:
“PMI has over 300 chapters across the world committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community,” said Brantlee Underhill, chief community officer, PMI. “Our latest research shows that project management offers women genuine career progression opportunities, so we need to work together to encourage more women into the profession.”
Access more details in the PMI news release about the report.