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PWN Global Newsletter Q2 2019

Dear PWN Community,

We are coming to the end of our 'Nominations' interviews - this is the time of year when we invite our experienced volunteers to consider stepping up to the PWN Global Board.

This is an exceptional year, in as much as several of our PWN Global Board members are reaching the end of their second and third terms in office, which means our bylaws require them to step down from their roles. 

For any of you who have ever had the pleasure of meeting Sonya Richardson, and/or Rob Baker, our current Co-presidents, you will probably be sad to learn that they will be stepping down at the end of May to make way for new leadership of the network. 

During their tenure, Sonya and Rob have worked tirelessly in promoting the work of PWN Global - gracing some if the most important world stages in the gender balanced leadership environment, including Women's Forum, WIL Economic Forum, WebIT, Horasis Global Meeting, Inclusion 19, Simmons Leadership, and the WIL conference - to name but a few. 

During their time with the network, they started by giving their visionary thought leadership on working to engage more men to be able to speak out on gender balanced leadership. They will leave us with their legacy of a better understanding on the currect topic of how the digital era is flattening the playing field for women. 

Sonya and Rob leave their posts knowing that they have been able to capitalise on the work completed by our prior esteemed Presidents, in making a bigger and stronger network, with a much louder voice!!

We thank them enormously for their continued energy and commitment and know that they will continue to support us in the forthcoming months as they help establish an alumni of past Presidents and launch our PWN Global Gender Balanced Leadership Awards later on this year (keep an eye out for more information on this event!). 

To Sonya, Rob and all of the PWN Global Federation Board members who step down at the end of May, we salute you! 

We thought it would be fun to have PWN Global's former President, Marijo Bos, interview Sonya and Rob on what it has been like to lead an international network. Click on the image below to activate the video.








To you, our PWN community, we will be in touch at the start of July to introduce you to our new Board members. 

One of the most important legacies that Sonya and Rob leave us with is the creation of a Network Strategy Team. This is a working group that is committed to supporting the delivery of our operational plans in line with our strategic goals. One of the threads of work in our Network Strategy Team is the 'Gender Stereotypes' - and in this edition of our newsletter, we're seeking your support to respond to a survey to help us define this project to have maximum impact in the wider world. 

Please scroll down to the Research section if you have 4 minutes to spare and help make a real difference!

Enjoy this edition and please remember to forward it to your friends and colleagues who you think will enjoy it too. 

Sonya Richardson, President, PWN Global



Sonya Richardson
PWN Global



Rob Baker
PWN Global



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Thank you to all our PWN Global Corporate Partners:

Mercer, Amazon, Europcar, Lafarge Holcim and INSEAD 


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