July 2020 Report from Mexico


PMI Mexico Chapter Women Leadership Community



By Angelica Larios

International Correspondent

Mexico City, Mexico



Starting on this past November 9th, the Women in Leadership community kicked off with the participation of around 20 women related to Project Management. The kickoff took place in the wonderful installations of the Panamerican University located in Mexico City. Having as scenario an old kitchen belonging to an ancient building dating from the XVIII century that now is the location of this prestigious university.

The meeting began with a presentation by Angelica Larios, MBA, PMP, Past President of the local PMI chapter and involved with the Project Management Institute (PMI) at the Global level as a volunteer in different committees and roles. The presentation was oriented to show the capabilities, strength and abilities that all women have in leadership, especially for those involved in PMI and making significance of the characteristics Mexican women have.

The idea is being developed under the assumption that the role of Mexican women is key for the growth and development of the PM community in Mexico.  “We, Mexican women, imagine great things and search on how to achieve them …” was one of the quotes from the presenter, that resonated inside the group.

In following sessions, this group has gathered together with different purposes. In the meeting held during December, the following course of actions was identified:

  1. Education – Develop abilities for the following century XXI (PMIEF),
  2. PMI Certification (PMP© searching for 2020 and new certifications that come out from PMI©),
  3. Leadership in service,
  4. Knowledge Management,
  5. Specific topics (PMO),
  6. Health, Beauty and Wellbeing.


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How to cite this report: Larios, A. (2020). Project Management Update from Mexico City, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue VII, July.  Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/pmwj95-Jul2020-Larios-mexico-project-manaagement-report2.pdf



About the Author

Angelica Larios

Mexico City, Mexico


Angelica Larios, MBA, PMP, is a project manager with more than 20 years of experience in implementing software projects related to business intelligence, planning and budgeting, and financial consolidation solutions based on software applications to support the business decision process. She is the owner of ALACONTEC, an I.T. consulting company founded in Latin America. She has held several professional positions in private and public organizations, such as the Health Ministry in Mexico as I.T. director, and as a business manager for several firms in Mexico.

She holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from National University of Mexico (UNAM) in addition to her studies in project management and her Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, which have helped her to consolidate her career and have a better understanding of what businesses and projects need nowadays. She is a doctoral student in strategic leadership at Regent University, VA, USA; she is a PMI volunteer since 2007 starting in the local Mexico chapter, being Past President and and currently serves on the Board Volunteer Advisory Committee (BVAC) that supports the PMI Board of Directors (2016–2018).

Angelica can be contacted at angelica.larios@gmail.com

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