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PWN Global Newsletter Q1 2018

Welcome to the New Year

Dear PWN Community,

2018 has gotten off to a powerful start for women across the globe. Be it for Oprah’s historical Golden Globe Award speech or the latest insights on the significant impact of having more women in leadership positions, understandably this year’s International Women’s Day theme for March 8th is #PressForProgress. We have momentum so wherever you are, make sure to ‘press for progress’ now. 

How? As Oprah says: “…it will be because of a lot of magnificent women…and some pretty phenomenal men who are fighting hard to take us to the time when nobody has to say ‘MeToo’ again…”. Or as the latest McKinsey research shows that articulating and cascading CEO commitment galvanizes the organization, we at PWN are once again confirmed in our commitment to inspiring women ánd men to accelerate our mission of achieving gender balanced leadership.

You yourself may be a ‘magnificent woman’ or ‘a pretty phenomenal man’ who is constantly making sure your workplace and your social environment is becoming more inclusive. With the digital era changing our daily patterns and way of life, the time is now for more women to take the helm.

After all, leadership roles matter. According to the latest McKinsey insights, companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 21% more likely to outperform on profitability and 27% more likely to have superior value creation. Again, the business case has been made more robust, so now the task at hand is to make it happen.

At PWN we will support you in doing so through our outstanding network of professionals, our inspirational events, our top of the class mentoring and entrepreneurship program, our leading webinar series among many other great initiatives at local level

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

Q1 2018 newsletter introduction note authored by Sonya Richardson. 


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Thank you to all our PWN Global Corporate Partners:

Mercer, Amazon, Europcar, Lafarge Holcim, INSEAD and OC&C Strategy Consultants


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