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Women who Choose to Challenge- Alison Cesaro

Alison Cesaro – Zinfra

1. What do you choose to challenge?
I challenge everything and I like to be challenged. I think the best results come from the discussion and conflict of ideas and opinions. In my opinion one person alone rarely has the best answer. A mix of people together sharing their ideas and opinions, challenging each other in an effective and respectful way leads you to the best solutions.

2. What would you tell your 20 year old self?
Enjoy it. All things are an experience be they good or bad you will learn from them all.

3. Who inspires you?
There is the easy answer, the people that changed the world like Martin Luther King, Gandhi and others but really just people in the everyday inspire me. The parent who calmly deals with a tantrum throwing toddler, the teacher who happily handles a room of raucous teenagers, those that get up every day and treat patients or fix things, the cancer patient that quietly sits through treatments. I think you can find inspiration everywhere you just need to make the choice to look for it.

Some background on Alison
Alison is currently the Performance and Planning Manager at Zinfra. Alison has a strong business background with significant experience in the public, private and not for profit sectors. A resourceful and customer-value focused professional with a speciality for maturity improvement to optimise the value organisations derive from their project, program and portfolio management activities.

Alison has worked as a Project Manager, established and managed Project Management Office’ s and overseen the implementation of numerous project, program and portfolio management improvement initiatives.

Her strengths include:

  •  Driving the application and improvement of the project, program and portfolio cycles from concept to realisation.
  • Development and implementation of benefits realisation management strategies, processes tools and techniques.
  • Education, coaching and training expertise.

Academic qualifications include: – Bachelor of Business, Diploma in Retail.
Accreditations include: – PRINCE2, MSP, MoP, Agile, MoV Foundation, PMI PMP, P3M3 Registered Consultant, Six Sigma Green Belt and is a Gateway Reviewer.

MetaPM’s ‘Women who Choose to Challenge’ blog series was created to highlight the amazing women within our network as part of International Women’s Day 2021. Thank you to everyone who has shared their stories throughout this series. 

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