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PWN Global Newsletter Q1 2021

Dear PWN friends,

Here we are at the start of a new year, after what can only be described as one of the most challenging years, for all of us, in recent history. We have all been touched by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It started at the beginning of the year in one part of the world, and now, almost 12 months later, according to the World Health Organisation, it has been responsible for the deaths of over 1.6M people worldwide, and affected the lives of so many families.

I’m sure that you, or someone you know has experienced the full impact of this unusual year?

In the last ten months, we all have been challenged. Working from home, not able to visit family and friends or go out to enjoy our social life, has put us all to the test. We had to find new ways to connect, relax and de-stress. Missing our loved ones, especially on special occasions, was painful. It’s evident that we are all stretched on different levels. As Rebecca Fountain, PWN Global’s Head of Marketing and Communication put it, so nicely “The pandemic amplified the amount of pressure and stress we endure under ‘normal’ circumstances.” And it does. 

Looking forward, we know that we are not out of the woods yet. Although there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, we know that our patience and flexibility will continue to be tested in the forthcoming months. 

In 2021 we intend to support you all in any way we can. Our mission to keep the spotlight on equality in gender-balanced leadership will continue through our Virtual Entrepreneurship Program, our Mentoring programs and the many great activities from all the City Networks. Next to all of this, we will continue to facilitate a series of Diversity Labs for our Corporate Partners. The next one is scheduled for March 2021, as a follow up from the last well-received Diversity Lab in October 2020: “Driving your Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Agenda in 2021- Good for Women, Good for Men, Good for Business”.  

PWN’s platform has proven itself for new and existing members alike, as a way to keep in touch with your network, meet new people, discuss challenges and learn new skills and gain new insights. We will continue to facilitate that for you, also in 2021. 

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. If you are enduring the effects of the virus, we send you strength and hope to persevere. Together we look forward to better times and a safe world. Please connect with us; we like to hear from you.

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
PWN Global


*The Q1 intro was written by Sheila Gemin 

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