Collaborative Empowerment: Bridging PWN and Corporate Partners for Sustainable Progress

As the newly elected PWN Global Board Members, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to share our mission and vision as the Co-VPs Fundraising and Innovation. 

Our mission is clear: to accelerate gender-balanced leadership by financially empowering PWN Global, by building a strategy that will focus on more diverse and sustainable revenue streams that will help us to deliver our ambitious and impactful programme of work. We want to innovate new channels of revenue and increase collaboration with the entire PWN Community – philanthropists, corporate partners, European funding initiatives, and in-kind partners.

PWN Global Women's EmpowermentWe are passionate about advancing PWN Global's mission to promote gender-balanced leadership and empower women's professional growth. We believe in the transformative power of our initiatives, and our goal is to ensure our members receive the support they deserve.

We work hand in hand with our family of PWN city networks around the world, building a global community of supporters and collaborators who share our passion for diversity and inclusion.

We aim to diversify our funding sources, reducing dependence on a single revenue stream and ensuring the long-term sustainability of our organisation.

We seek to introduce innovative fundraising strategies that align with the changing landscape of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. And, we want to engage our global community more deeply, encouraging active involvement from members, volunteers, and supporters in our fundraising efforts.

Ultimately, our goal is to fund initiatives that make a tangible impact on gender diversity and women's professional development worldwide.

Why is Women's Empowerment important and what can you do to help?

Women’s empowerment is an essential component for fostering equitable development and establishing robust societal structures. The role of corporate entities in augmenting this empowerment is paramount, given their widespread influence and resources. From our perspective, collaboration between women and corporate partners paves the way for inclusivity, innovation, and the sustainable development of societies and economies.

1. Shared Responsibility and Equal Opportunities:

Corporations harbor a significant responsibility in cultivating an environment that is inclusive and equitable. By fostering gender diversity and inclusivity, corporate entities not only enhance their operational capability but also contribute to social welfare. Companies can adopt policies that promote equal opportunities, ensuring that women have equal access to roles, benefits, and career advancement.

2. Economic Empowerment:

Economic empowerment is a pivotal aspect of women’s empowerment. The amalgamation of corporate resources and networks with women’s skills and potential can create a productive and inclusive workforce. Corporations can empower women economically through fair wage practices, equal employment opportunities, and offering resources and training to enhance skillsets and capacities.

3. Entrepreneurship and Innovation:

Supporting women in entrepreneurship has become a collaborative venture between women and corporations. By investing in women-led start-ups and providing mentorship, corporations are unearthing innovations that drive industries forward. This collaborative endeavor not only supports women’s self-sufficiency but also brings diverse perspectives and innovative solutions to the forefront of business.

4. Mentorship and Professional Development:

Corporations can initiate mentorship programs and training workshops focusing on professional development and leadership skills for women. These initiatives can facilitate a nurturing environment where women can hone their skills, gain insights, and build networks, thereby enhancing their career trajectory and contributing effectively to the corporate ecosystem.

5. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR):

CSR initiatives provide a platform for corporations to make meaningful contributions to women’s empowerment. Corporations can collaborate with NGOs and social enterprises focusing on women’s rights and well-being to initiate projects that foster education, health, and livelihood opportunities for women, hence contributing to societal development and empowerment.

6. Advocacy and Awareness:

Corporations play a crucial role in advocating for women’s rights and raising awareness about gender equality. By engaging in campaigns and dialogues that emphasize the importance of women’s contributions and rights, corporations can help in altering societal norms and perceptions, paving the way for a more equitable and inclusive society.

7. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

The intersectionality of corporate collaboration and women empowerment aligns with the United Nations’ SDGs, particularly Goal 5: Gender Equality. Corporations, by integrating empowerment initiatives and gender-sensitive practices, can actively contribute to the realization of global development agendas and the creation of resilient and inclusive communities.

Women’s empowerment in collaboration with corporate partners is a symbiotic relationship driving mutual growth, innovation, and societal progression. It is imperative that this collaboration transcends mere compliance and tokenism and evolves into a shared vision for equitable and sustainable development. Corporations, by leveraging their influence, resources, and networks, can be instrumental in elevating women’s roles in the societal and economic spheres. It is our belief that such collaborative endeavors can shape a future where empowerment is not a privilege but a fundamental right, accessible to every woman, fostering a world brimming with equality, diversity, and shared prosperity.

How can you help us deliver this vision? 

Join our Global Fundraising and Innovation Team, we will share the opportunities and create possibilities together.

To achieve our mission and goals, we are actively seeking passionate and dedicated volunteers to join our Global Fundraising and Innovation Team. As a team member, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate with a diverse group of individuals from around the world.
  • Contribute your unique skills and ideas to advance our mission.
  • Gain valuable experience in fundraising and innovation.
  • Increase your Global network and expand your know-how
  • Make a meaningful impact on gender diversity and inclusion.

If you are enthusiastic about our mission, have a creative spirit, and a desire to drive change, we invite you to join us. Whether you're an experienced fundraising professional or simply passionate about making a difference, there's a place for you on our team.

Vacancies in our Volunteer team, include:

  1. PWN Global: Fundraising and Innovation Team: Global Fundraising Coordinator
  2. PWN Global: Fundraising and Innovation Team: Global Executive Leads for Corporate Partnerships and Fundraiding
  3. PWN Global: Fundraising and Innovation Team: Grant Leader
  4. PWN Global: Fundraising and Innovation Team: Funding Research Lead
  5. PWN Global: Fundraising and Innovation Team: Benchmarking and Community Expert

Together, we can create a more inclusive and diverse world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Join us in making a difference!

Who Are We?

Aylin Olsun

Aylin Olsun, PWN Global Co-VP Fundraising and InnovationAylin is a founding board member of PWN Istanbul and she was the former president of PWN Istanbul between 2018-2023 and currently, Co-VP Fundraising and Innovation Team of the PWN Global Board.

 Aylin is the Managing Partner of ASO.Co Talent Solutions. She has been a senior executive with extensive experience in general management and human resources and over 20 years of experience in energy, automotive, electricity, metal mining sectors as CHRO and HRVP.

Aylin holds a First Degree in International Relations and Politics from Marmara University and a Masters Degree in Economics and Psychology from Istanbul University in Turkey.  She is also a professional coach by CTI.

Aylin is married and has a son. She is also the member of Propeller Club, ICF, PERYON. She writes a regular blog on her web site and contributes to Turkish newspapers and magazines on diversity and inclusion. Latest she published a book called Timeless Talks- Leadership in Pandemi.

Clelia Piperno

Clelia Pipereno, PWN Global, Co-VP Fundraising and InnovationClelia Piperno is the CEO of the Babylonian Talmud Translation Project since 2012 with a numerous publication to her credit on several journal about Artificial Intelligence. From 1984 is a researcher in Constitutional Rights and Media Rights for the University of Teramo and from 2022 Member of Scientific Committee at Casa Editrice Eum. For over twenty years has been involved in voluntary work.


She wrote more than ten books on the problem of gender constitutional comparative problem, aiming specially on the affirmative actions

She have been involved in a student voluntary associations and after thirty years he coordinated the international activities of the umbrella organization of university activities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

She worked as head of international relations for the association of Italian municipalities and was vice-president of the Balkan reconstruction unit

Clelia holds a First Degree in Political Science from Rome University “La Sapienze”.and a PHD, in Constitutional Comparative Law

She have been full professor at  Teramo University in Public Law and a professor of Media Rights at the same University.

Clelia is member of PWN Italy and Co-VP Fundraising and Innovation Team of the PWN Global Board.




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