PWN Global is a global movement of people working towards gender balanced leadership through professional development and international, cross-industry, online and in-person networking

Learn, connect, share, advance globally

Benefits of membership

PWN offers you a one-stop platform to connect with like-minded professionals from across the world; to develop your skills and competencies, and to share your experience and knowledge. Become a member of the PWN Global community and you can:

  • Access a ready built global professional network that will help you to achieve your career aspirations
  • Learn from diverse sources (local events, mentoring, forums, webinars and dynamic content) how you can advance your career and make a difference to gender balance globally

Become a Corporate Partner and make a difference. We will support you with our corporate services, raise your visibility as a Gender Balanced Organisation and meet your geographical needs with a comprehensive programme. Together we will place gender balance at the very core of your operations.

Connect, share, learn, advance – yourself and the world!

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PWN Geneva-Lausanne

PWN Geneva-Lausanne is the 26th chapter of the vibrant and dynamic global Federation “Professional Women’s Network” which was initially founded in Paris in 2003 and has since expanded across Europe, South America, and the Middle East.  The global objective of the PWN across cities is to provide women with the tools, network and support resources they need to successfully assume leadership positions in business.  At PWN Geneva-Lausanne, we aim to share knowledge across our network, notably through our participation in European, American, and global initiatives.  

On an international scale the PWN combines a sophisticated on-line networking platform (linking thousands of business women and men to our communities), with global social media activities; our local programs offer more than 600 local events for our members each year.

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A Woman's Guide To Networking: How To Cultivate Community

Last weekend I facilitated a workshop at the SheBelieves Summit in New York, which brought together 200+ college-aged students to hear from women in leadership about their journey to achieve their dreams. SheBelieves is a movement begun by the the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team to inspire...

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Head of UN Women: Technology revolution must benefit women

8:03 am In this Friday, March 8, 2019 photo provided by the United Nations, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, third from right, executive director of UN Women, speaks at the United Nations Observance of International Women's Day at the United Nations headquarters. Mlambo-Ngcuka is calling for the...

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What we offer

  • Balanced Leadership
    Balanced Leadership

    It’s no secret that balanced leadership is no longer simply the ‘right’ thing to do ...

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  • Mentoring
    Mentoring

    Become a member and you will be eligible to join our highly regarded mentoring programme. ...

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  • Entrepreneurship
    Entrepreneurship

    Currently, 30% of PWN’s global member base identifies themselves as Entrepreneurs. If yo...

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  • Balanced Boards
    Balanced Boards

    We recognise that the C-suite leaders amongst our members have some very specific needs an...

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  • Networking / Events
    Networking / Events

    Networking is one of the single most powerful ways to boost your career and contributes to...

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  • Knowledge
    Knowledge

    Too much information, not enough time? Let us help you cut though the noise!! We present y...

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Freeing Women – and Men – From Gender Stereotypes

In the corporate world, gender balance – in representation, roles and opportunities – is steadily moving up the list of organisational priorities. There is a growing desire among top leaders to do the right thing for their female colleagues and younger generations of women, as well as for society at large. Furthermore, the tangible benefits that can arise from getting it right – the “business case” for gender balance – are increasingly recognised.

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