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PWN Global Newsletter Q1 2024

New year, exciting new offers

Dear members and supporters of the PWN community, 

2024 is upon us and we're excited to start with so many great plans afoot. 

In just the first quarter of 2024 we have many great things to report on: the launch of our International Mentoring Programme; progress on our Women on Boards Programme; a great selection of leadership and development webinars; and, the PWN Global Summit. 

There are two things that are critical to our success....

Our Technology

We are a collection of local networks that are able to collaborate thanks to the technology platforms we use. We realise that our once state-of-the-art website and member platform is ready for an overhaul. we want to provide you with the best user experience possible so that you can benefit from everything we have to offer in an easy, hassle-free environment. 

We have a team that is currently working to build, test, and roll out our new website, member platform, and app in 2024. 

This is a big job to undertake in a fully resourced corporate organisation, so imagine the complexity of such a project in a multi-city, multi-currency operating model, supported by volunteers? And yet, we're doing it - and doing on time and to budget! Stay tuned for the first screen shots showing what you have to look forward to.

Our Volunteers

2023 was an election year for PWN Global. We were re-elected as your co-Presidents, and have been delighted to get to know the new Board members, all of whom have bought a fresh perspective to our thinking and this two-year mandate. 

Each of our new Board members has been working hard to build a volunteer team around their functional areas, and our Volunteer push at the end of 2023 reaped some great rewards. Learn more about the volunteer talent that has joined us for this exciting phase of PWN Global development. 

World Economic Forum 2024 in Davos

As always, at this time of year, the world's great and good (and some not so good) descend on the picturesque ski resort that is Davos. It's estimated that attending the WEF costs an eye-watering expense of around €40,000 - so unfortunately, we're not there! However, we are delighted that Gender Equality remains high on their list of discussion points. Check out het link down below that gives you all the latest on the discussion point of gender inequality.


Registrations for the PWN Global Summit (Strasbourg) 2024, have hit the ground running. We already have over 100 sign ups to join us in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on International Women's Day (8th March 2024). The importance of this event is illustrated by the building in which it will be held and we sincerely hope that as many of you as possible make the journey to join us (everybody is welcome - members and non-members, women and men).

The Summit will be a true cornerstone in the history of our network and something that our entire community can be proud to be part of. To accommodate as many people as possible, we have been able to extend our Early Bird offer until midnight on 21st January. After this date, ticket prices will increase - so if you've been waivering, there's no time like the present to make the committment to attend.

We were interviewed by a member of the hard-working Summit Team, on our aspirations for the event - you can read more in the article below.

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, 2021-2025
PWN Global


PWN Global: Events

Virginia and Nadine, tell us more about the PWN Global Summit!


We thought it would be fun to interview the PWN Global Co-Presidents, Virginia Otel and Nadine Castellani, on their thoughts about the upcoming PWN Global Summit in Strasbourg. Here's what they...


PWN Global: Summit 2024 (Strasbourg) - Early Bird Pricing Extended to 21st January 2024

March 8 2024
European Parliament

We've been approached by several people who are just returning to work and want to benefit from our Early Bird offer, to attend the PWN Global Summit 2024, so we've extended the date to 21st...


PWN Global Programmes in 2024

Do you aspire to a Board role? Or, are you already there?


PWN Global is setting up a specific Women On Boards programme, in line with the network's ambition to create significant, positive impact on gender-balanced leadership at Board-level. 


International Mentoring Programme 2024


We are delighted to launch the International Mentoring Programme 2024. The Application process will open on 1st February and you have until 23rd February to express your interest.

You may already...


Meet our Volunteers

PWN Global's New Recruits


Without them, PWN Global and its city networks would simply not exist. Who are we talking about? Our wonderful volunteers!

A staggering 10% of the PWN membership community, serve as volunteers in...


Corporate Partner News

Iberdrola Commits to Gender-Balanced Leadership in Europe


Another great example of how our PWN Global community works: Originally a corporate partner with PWN Rome, we’re delighted to announce that Iberdrola has extended its partnership to Madrid, Paris...


Expert's Corner

Lee Roebeck: The Last of Human Freedoms


This Quarter, we're publishing a heartfelt article by International Mindset Coach, Lee Roebeck, who will join us in April for a webinar, entitled, Face Your Fears:

On the 13th of January 2019, I...


Recommended for You!

Act Before You OverThink, Lison Mage


In July of last year, Lison Mage joined our webinar programme with a session asking 'Are You An Over-Thinker?'. We had an unprecedented number of participants, so we know the topic resonated with...


Latest News in Gender Balanced Leadership

WEF 2024 in Davos: What are they saying about gender balance?


How employers can help women be less burned out at work - and less likely to leave


Global Study Issues Wake-Up Call for Women's Health


Three Singapore women leaders recognised on Forbes 50 Over 50: Asia 2024 list


5 Ways To Create Sustainable Diversity And Inclusion In The New Year


Thank you to all our PWN Global Corporate Partners:

Mercer, Michael Page, Marina Rinaldi, Iberdrola, and Clasquin 


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