Gender Balance in the PWN Global Presidency Elections

20 June 2017 Language : English

PWN Global takes historic move in appointing joint female and male Co-Presidents to Global Federation Board, meeting balanced leadership in its own organisation, and reflecting the mission towards achieving fully inclusive and balanced organisations worldwide.


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Rob Baker and Sonya Richardson were successfully elected at the Annual General Meeting to propel PWN Global to be one of the foremost global gender balanced networks of the future. 

The network that historically has supported women in their career growth, and more recently is also engaging more and more men to unite in achieving balanced leadership in business and society, believes strongly in men and women joining together in leadership. Co-President Rob Baker commented:

"We are leading the way by bringing balanced leadership to our organisation. Sonya and I have complementary skills and competencies which will help us work together well, sharing this challenging and exciting role". 

Co - President Sonya Richardson commented,

"After serving as PWN Global’s President for the past two years, it was time for PWN to practice what we preach: balanced leadership. I was thrilled that Rob, formerly our board member overseeing our Balanced Leadership activities, agreed to join me as co-President. For the first time in PWN's Global history, we have a male/female co-presidency. We hope that through leading by example, we will illustrate to the world, how serious we are about gender balance. I look forward to working with Rob, in meeting our vision and messaging around gender balanced leadership. PWN Global exists to connect people via our unique global network, inspiring the leaders of today to create exemplary leaders of tomorrow”.

PWN (Professional Womens Network) Global is a federation of PWN city networks across more than 29 cities worldwide, with over 3500 members representing 90 nationalities. 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. The '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. Our COMMUNITY courageously speaks up and proudly puts our values into practice in our own organisations.


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