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PWN Global Newsletter Q3 2017

Q3 2017

Dear PWN Community,

Balanced Leadership – the Time is Now!

“What a great idea", "Walking the talk!", "Love this!", "Very inspiring.", "Leading by example",  "A great step forward for PWN Global", "Role modelling for Balanced Leadership", "A GREAT DECISION!”.

These are just some of the comments from the many women and men who have been thrilled and excited by the news that the PWN city networks have elected female and male Co-Presidents of our Global Federation Board.

Together with our team of newly elected Global Board members, we are really looking forward to the challenge of developing and growing our world-leading gender balance network in the year ahead.

It has been clear to us for some time that while women’s networks are essential to support women and their career development, if we really want to make a major difference to gender balance, we need to engage men.  Men control 80% of executive positions and command the majority of people manager roles, so men have a large influence on women’s careers. How they recruit, develop and promote their female talent is crucial to whether these women feel valued and see career development opportunities. The working environment and culture these leaders create and the workplace policies they adopt on key issues such as flexible working and equal weight for paternity/maternity leave all make a major difference to retaining their high potential women

We know of the evidence that teams are more effective when they are gender balanced. We know that organisations that have leadership and a strategy on gender balance perform better and are more enjoyable places to work. And increasingly we are seeing that men coming into the workplace and men developing their careers also want balance, or integration, between their work and home lives. They want to spend time with their families, care for their elder relatives, develop interests outside of the workplace, while still having the potential to develop satisfying and rewarding careers.

We continue to build on our heritage of being a network for professional women, run by professional women. For this reason we will always offer development opportunities that address the specific needs of our female professionals. Our webinar series has already offered a plethora of personal leadership development opportunities on subjects such as 4 Phases of a Women’s Career, Shift Into Thrive, Handling Ordinary Sexism, Coping as a Working Parent and many more – you can read more about these in the article below, or see them here.

PWN Global recognizes the need for balanced leadership and is now leading the way with our own balanced leadership. We hope to be an example for business and organizations that want to join us in prioritizing balanced leadership as the key to innovation, growth and talent retention.

We would love for you to unite with us on the journey, and transform the organisations we all work for, into truly gender balanced workplaces that enable all of us to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

So, if you haven’t done so already, get in touch with us, join a local city network, volunteer and help us make a difference – you’ll have a great experience, develop yourself and, very importantly, have a lot of fun!

Enjoy your read and make sure to share the news. 

Sonya Richardson, President, PWN Global



Sonya Richardson
PWN Global



Rob Baker
PWN Global


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PWN Global Strategic Partner News

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Thank you to all our PWN Global Corporate Partners:

Marsh and McLennan Companies, Mercer, Europcar, Lafarge Holcim, INSEAD and OC&C Strategy Consultants


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