Ashima Sharma

Ashima Sharma

March 23, 2018 | Leadership Track

10:00 - 1:00a

PRESENTATION: Relevant Project Management for Changing Times

Let’s face it, changes are faster and bigger in today’s world than ever before. Businesses and sometimes entire industries can feasibly be wiped out by just one technical invention or a new idea that changes the way we do things. In this world of change, the role of a Project Manager is more important than ever before, given they can be good change agents themselves. It’s one thing to inflict change and ask others to adopt and expect compliance and another completely different proposition to role model a change.

Project Managers ask regularly will our profession be needed in the next few years. Will we be successful and able to thrive in our careers with changing times? Let’s find some answers together and learn a few tactical methods for not only surviving but thriving with change as project managers.

In this one hour session, Ashima Sharma will host an interactive dialog to:

• Explore change transition curve
• Share your journey of change
• Discuss Dos and Don’ts for project managers for today’s changing times
• Understand leadership traits to acquire and grow
• Develop strategies to thrive and stay relevant


Ashima Sharma works as Director of Retail Lending Services Project Management Office (PMO) for PNC Bank.

Ashima’s team works on compliance, regulatory, process improvement projects and successful delivery of multiple strategic programs with multi million budget portfolio. She has established a consistent methodology and process for project management at PNC. Ashima specializes in change leadership and adoption. With her leadership, the team has successfully closed over 120 projects on time and within budget. Ashima manages a team of over 70 Project Managers and Business Analysts responsible for varied scope of projects including process, procedural changes, training and technology.

Ashima is a certified Project management Professional (PMP) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a major in Project Management.

Ashima has 15 years of Project Management, Business Analysis and leadership experience. She is an avid reader and a frequent speaker at leadership and project management forums. Ashima lives in Springboro Ohio, with her husband and two children,13 and 8 years.

Ashima has been volunteering with Dayton chapter of Project management Institute (PMI) since 2008, and is currently President of Dayton chapter of PMI. Ashima volunteers for Grow up Great to support early childhood education. She started an employee business resource group chapter ‘Women Connect’ at PNC that promotes Women in leadership.