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PWN Global Newsletter Q2 2020

Coming Together By Staying Apart

Dear PWN friends,

'Coming together by staying apart' is the new norm. 

As we look to the future we all understand we are living in unprecedented times with the arrival of Covid-19, so staying connected is more important today than it has ever been. Our political, financial and social institutions are under huge strain. 

Let’s be clear, first and foremost this is a ‘people crisis’. 

Everything we stand for as a human race is being challenged. It brings me back to the definition of civilization. 

Civilization (or civilisation) comes from the Latin word ‘civis’, meaning someone who lives in a town. A civilization is generally an advanced stage of organisation. That means it has laws, culture, a regular way of getting food and protecting the people. All of the above have come under threat, and while we have seen high levels of anxiety in society, we have also seen strong leadership and the best of humanity coming to the fore, stripping us of all our 'nice to haves' and bringing us back to our key priority - our people. Family, friends, colleagues, our communities …PWN Global. Our people are our greatest resource. 

The current situation provides an opportunity for our community to demonstrate agility in terms of how we adapt to working individually and collectively during a period of uncertainty - reinverting new ways in which we can support each other and furthering our mission of working towards gender balanced leadership in business and society. The power of our collective community is coming out strong as we support each other during this time of uncertainty and turbulence. 

As an Association, one of our strengths is the opportunity for our community of 30 city networks to connect for events and workshops. Our global entity delivers upwards of 600 events a year, and how we support you over the coming months is going to look different. Thankfully, during the past three years, we have already embraced the concept of virtual learning with our regular series' of webinars.

This channel of delivery will be ramped up considerably over the next period of time to support all our members, and ensure that you continue to have access to high quality content and events (albeit virtually, for the moment).

Did you know, all PWN Premium Members already have access to over 60 hours of original, exclusive webinar content on topics that are of exceptional relevance during these unusual times? You can take a look at the back catalogue of our live webinar recordings here, and the topics that we will be covering in the forthcoming months, here

As the way we go about our daily lives is being reinvented, we encourage you to continue to renew your memberships during this time to ensure we all keep connected. If you are not already a member or have let your membership lapse, please do take time to join us - keeping connected to a support community is more important than ever. 

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

Please stay safe, stay well and stay connected. 

 Best regards!

Carina Furlong, Co-President, PWN Global



Carina Furlong
PWN Global


Sheila Gemin, Co-President, PWN Global



Sheila Gemin
PWN Global


*The Q2 intro was written by Carina Furlong. 

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