PWN Global announces 2019 Gender Balanced Leadership Awards finalists

03 September 2019 Language : English

PWN Global Gender Balanced Leadership AwardsPWN Global, the leading network of professionals accelerating gender balanced leadership in the workplace and in society at large is bringing their inaugural global award ceremony to Dublin in October 2019. 

The PWN Global Gender Balanced Leadership Awards are produced by PWN Global’s elected Federation Board. The awards recognise the efforts of, and bring together, international business leaders from all over the world to celebrate best practice in gender balanced leadership. 

To give you a flavor of the calibre of organisations who have made the finalists lists: 

Boston Consulting Group, Citi Bank, ESB, Grant Thornton, INSEAD, Kuehne + Nagel, Mercer, Nissan, Oracle, PwC, and Roche to name but a few. A veritable ‘who’s who’ in gender balanced leadership thought leadership today. In addition to these finalists, we have also seen the ‘Davids’ go head to head with ‘Goliaths’ – with a number of entrepreneurs and SMEs taking the stage amongst these big names – independent law firms and coaching establishments are giving the big corporates a run for their money, and we will only find out on the night itself who will win the top prizes. 






This year’s winners will be announced at a gala dinner and networking event that takes place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, in Dublin, on 10th October. More than 360 global leaders who are passionate about gender balanced leadership are expected to attend the ceremony, which will share award winners’ names in real time, across all digital channels, as they are announced on the night.

The Awards ceremony is open to all, and tickets are now on sale via

The PWN Global Gender Balanced Leadership Awards will be complemented by a half-day educational Diversity Lab that takes place on 11th October, in the stunning premises of William Fry.  The Diversity Lab is an exclusive, invite only event, where industry leaders will brainstorm the most prominent issues surrounding gender balanced leadership with a view to creating sustainable and systemic solutions for change.  If you wish to be involved, please make your application for an invite, with a brief note on why you wish to attend, to

In its inaugural year, award entries were received by more than 100 organisations and individuals around the world. Award categories include: Best Company; Best CEO; Best Employee Network; Excellence in Women’s Empowerment; Young Gender Balanced Leader of the Year; Manbassador of the Year. The highlight of the night will be the Lifelong Achievement Award. Nominations came in from over 20 different countries including Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Visit the PWN Global Gender Balanced Leadership Awards microsite for a complete list of Finalists by category. 

PWN Global understands that gender balanced leadership is no longer simply the ‘right’ thing to do – major research projects have shown, time and time again, that it’s the profitable thing to do. Forward thinking companies and professionals know that putting balanced leadership at the heart of their business strategies will lead to sustainable growth and profit. For this reason, PWN Global wants to encourage us all to celebrate some of the important work being done by thought-leaders across many different industries who are really making a difference to our future, and our children’s futures. 

The awards are supported by Failte Ireland, Julie Sinnamon of Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Times. 

For more information on the PWN Global ‘Gender Balanced Leadership Awards’ go to


About PWN Global 

PWN Global is a federation of PWN city networks across more than 30 cities worldwide, with over 3,500 members representing 90 nationalities and a community of 60,000+. PWN Global exists to advance gender balanced leadership. We believe that better decision making, economic sustainability and a happier society will be realised only by leveraging 100% of the world’s talent. 

Our 'For Purpose’ volunteer association is creating a movement of professional business people and leaders who aspire to accelerate the current pace of change towards gender balanced leadership.  Members of PWN Global include women and men, corporate partners, collaborative institutions, academic establishments, other networks, forums and supporters of gender balanced leadership. The awards are one event used to raise essential funding for the organization to operate as it is not a state funded organization. 


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