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PWN Global Newsletter Q4 2023

Let's make the rest of 2023 really count

Dear members and supporters of the PWN community, 

We are delighted to introduce you to our new PWN Global Board.  Earlier in October, we had the chance to bring together the team, in person, in Bucharest to build our team dynamic and outline the strategic approach for this mandate of 2023-2025.

We are a group of ten, strong, committed women from very diverse backgrounds. I am sure many of the names will be familiar to you as we are delighted to have former city network Presidents and Board members amongst us. This experience will be invaluable as we seek to build a network that can continue to accelerate our primary mission: Advancing gender-balanced leadership. 

If you would like to actively support our new PWN Global Board as a volunteer or consultant, we encourage you to check out our current Volunteer Opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to refine your existing skills,  and build new compentences in a safe learning environment - safe in the knowlegde that you are working for the greater good. If you have time to spare, we'd love to hear from you

We aim to strengthen our ability to connect members with powerful networking opportunities, which are so fundamental to building strong leadership and supporting the management of a high-level career - whether on a local or international paradigm.

We will achieve this by continually building sustainable links between our PWN city networks and their members. We aim to extend the network into new cities, and we also intend to share impactful local and international programmes across our community. We will also work with our city networks to build a corporate partnership model that will enable our partners to obtain broader visibility and opportunity to influence.

We will be looking at all the strategic partnerships that can give PWN greater openness and visibility to attract more men to our network. Gender balance is not a 'women's' problem - it's a societal issue that requires the perspectives of women and men to create change and achieve our gender balance ambitions.

To this end, we are working hard to create a new platform, combined with a mobile application, that will be an invaluable technological tool to support our progress. We'll keep you informed of what is happening with this transformational project, that our city network leads will be discussion at our EGM on Monday 16 October.

Finally, in light of last weekend's events in Israel and the Gaza Strip, we would like to express our deepest sympathy and solidarity with the families, parents and children of all ages and backgrounds who are suffering in the Middle East today. All our strength goes with them.

We hope you enjoy this edition of the newsletter. If you like the stories we have shared, please feel free to share it with your own networks to help spread the word about the work of PWN Global and the PWN city networks.

Warmest regards from your dedicated Presidents

Virginia and Nadine




Virginia Otel
PWN Global




Nadine Castellani
Co-President, 2021-2023
PWN Global


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