Why We Exist...Why Get Involved?


  • We believe that better decision making, economic sustainability and a happier society will exist by leveraging 100% of the world’s talent. 
  • We are creating a movement of people who aspire to accelerate the current pace of change towards gender balanced leadership.  
  • We exist to connect people via our unique global network, inspiring the leaders of today to create exemplary leaders of tomorrow.
  • We create an environment where you, the members of the PWN Global community can support one another, embrace new skills, learn to speak out on the topic and create sustainable action plans. Why? Ethically – we know it’s the ‘right’ thing to do, and Financially – it’s the profitable thing to do. Remain competitive, be better. Join us!
  • Leveraging 100% of the world’s talent will result in better decision making and a economically sustainable, happier society. We aspire to accelerate the pace of change and to inspire our community to embrace new skills, support one another and put reforms into action.


YOU - women and men, your families; corporate PARTNERS, and their partners; collaborative institutions, academic establishments; other networks, forums and supporters of gender balanced leadership. Our COMMUNITY courageously speaks up and proudly puts our values into practice in their own organisations. 


We are a social catalyst focused on positive change via sharing KNOWLEDGE, BEST PRACTICES, TOOLS and TECHNIQUES through networking, learning events, instructive webinars and mentoring programs.

What We Believe In

RESPECT: Our volunteers, our partners and all who contribute to the advancement of gender balanced leadership

COURAGE: It takes bravery to advance real change

GRATITUDE: We are thankful for the contribution of every one of you, our supporters

COLLABORATIVE INTELLIGENCE: We work together to achieve great things

EXCELLENCE: We do the best we can – and love to exceed expectations

TALENT: We nurture talent to build a brighter future

PROGRESS: We make it happen!

What We Do

Create Safe Networking Environments

  • Meet and share ideas with people from a diverse range of industries, seniority levels and geographical locations – via our online member platform, or at local face-to-face events
  • Build alliances and do business together in a non-threatening, professional situations

Help You Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

  • Thought leadership webinars - helping you to understand the latest concepts and theories
  • Self-development webinars – building and refining your practical skills and competences
  • 600+ physical events, around the world, every year
  • Dynamic content on the latest and greatest insights to help you advance your career
  • Interactive Forums for you to discuss and debate with our global members
  • Advanced global online networking as well as face-to-face local networking
  • Offer volunteer opportunities – a great way for you to build your skills in a safe environment

Give You Access to Excellent Mentoring Programs

  • Bespoke local mentoring program – one to one or group mentoring
  • International virtual mentoring programs for senior leaders
  • Invovlement in EU funded projects, such as the ME-ToTEM Mentoring project

Inform You on Gender Balanced Leadership

  • Give you access to the latest research on gender balanced leadership
  • Collaborate, develop and share best practices to help organizations engage men in women’s development
  • Set up a network of male allies who are passionate about working together with women on collaborative leadership

Provide Exclusive Services for Executive Leaders

  • We recognise that our senior, C-Suite members have very specific needs and so we offer them a global, customized programme that helps them to network with professionals of a similar seniority and boost their visibility

Spread the Word

  • Continue to take PWN Global to the world by identifying the cities in which we can best serve potential members
  • Build a truly global presence - working closely with our corporate sponsors to have a presence in the areas they need us to be
  • Strategic partnerships with other networks and events including Women’s Forum, SAIS, WIN, JUMP, WiL, NASEBA, Global Summit, GWALS

What is PWN Lisbon?

PWN Lisbon is a portuguese branch of PWN Global. PWN Global is a unique off-line and online networking and learning community for women and companies seeking to promote and encourage the professional progress of women.




 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 8th Edition of PWN Lisbon Mentoring Program

More information about the program (2019):  


To go directly to application form click HERE!



October 2018

PWN Lisbon brought together prestigios national and International personalities, whom, with theire charisma and theire professionalism experience, promoted credible discussion for the organizations present and Portuguease society on global, this year’s theme, “How To Get Women On Board – a Global Vision”.

You can see here PWN Lisbon 7th annul event best moments!  Click here!





We offer you a home, place to learn from like-minded individuals; develop new skills (via our tried and tested volunteering programme), air your professional concerns and frustrations and find solutions! Become a member of the PWN Global community and you can:

  • Access a ready-built support network that will help you achieve your professional aspirations
  • Learn from a wealth of practical advice on how to deal with inequality in the workplace

Become a Corporate Partner and access in-depth knowledge that will support your organisation in putting gender balance at the very core of your operations.

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

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

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