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International Women’s Day #EmbraceEquity – Women in Leadership

8 March 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Equity means creating a fair and equal world and we all, no matter the gender, sexuality or age, have a part to play in this. This webinar, a joint session between APM WiPM SIG and Scotland Branch, will explore the impact of diversity and inclusion on team performance.

Skills shortages and recruitment are one of the biggest issues faced by the UK, and to successfully manage and deliver projects we need access to critical talent. It’s important that organisations recognise the vital role that diversity and inclusion has to play in addressing these gaps.

Research spanning over a decade makes it increasingly clear that companies, with a more diverse workforce, pay close attention to inclusion to create a long-lasting inclusive culture, perform better.

The session will include an introduction to diversity and inclusion on team performance and a panel discussion on the role of leadership in creating diverse and inclusive teams.


Susanne Madsen: Guest Speaker

Susanne is an internationally recognised leadership coach and mentor for project and change managers. She has partnered and founded the Project Leadership Institute, which runs leadership programmes to help project managers become better leaders in the workplace. Susanne is also an award-winning author of The Power of Project Leadership, which is now in its second edition, and has been described as “a must-read for everyone in the project world”.

Adam Quin: Facilitator

Adam is an experienced project manager and portfolio manager with experience in assessing complex projects and programmes in Government today. A Fellow of APM and active member of Scotland Branch. A trained coach who is capable of inspiring and developing individuals to form positive, high performing teams; creating the right environment and structure to achieve the desired outcomes. Highly experienced in breaking projects down into bite size pieces and delivering successfully with the right balance of investigation, remediation and leadership. He helped create a culture to champion EDI in his workplace by developing Equality training for the organisation.

Nicola Thomson: Panel Member

Nicola is an experienced project and programme manager with experience in developing and delivering multi-disciplinary rail programmes / projects. She was one of the first to become APM Chartered Project Professional and is an active member of Scotland Branch, organising branch competitions. A trained mentor who helps to direct and inspire individuals to deliver high performance and high performing teams. She is highly experienced in delivering multi-disciplinary enhancement rail projects through various stages of the project lifecycle, from inception to completion. Recent projects include new Inverness Airport Station, Barnhill track/signalling remodelling, Rutherglen to Coatbridge Electrification and Edinburgh Waverley station enhancements. She is a STEM ambassador and has delivered presentations to local schools, with recently participation in schools competitions. She is currently on secondment within Transport Scotland, leading sponsorship on a number of rail projects in Scotland.

Brenda Jones: Panel Member

Irene Maposa:  Panel Member

Karen Whelan: Panel Member


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