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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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!


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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.




Neste contexto que todos atravessamos, originado pelo novo  Coronavírus (COVID-19), a PWN Lisbon informa que as suas atividades correntes serão provisoriamente canceladas ou, em casos a identificar, reenquadradas em possível participação online, numa medida de prevenção e em total alinhamento com as recomendações da Direção-Geral da Saúde para uma maior contenção face a eventos e encontros sociais. 

A PWN Lisbon propõe-se, através dos seus diferentes programas, eventos e iniciativas de formação, networking e partilha de modelos de excelência, promover a construção de um sentido de liderança servidora; um estilo de gestão agregadora da diversidade; e um quadro de referências para o desenvolvimento da carreira nas suas diferentes etapas. Com esta visão, a PWN Lisbon procura diferenciar-se a partir de um propósito de promoção do desenvolvimento transversal da sociedade, da consolidação da cidadania e da conservação de uma arquitetura de valores.  

É em nome deste propósito que, com especial incidência neste momento, a PWN Lisbon assume todas as diligências como forma de se ajustar e garantir a resposta mais adequada a toda a comunidade.  





Save the Date, Share and Be There! - 

Global Gender Balanced Leadership Awards | 12th November 2020, Dublin, Ireland > POSTPONE


Save the Date to Be There!

PWN Lisbon 9th Annual Conference | 22nd October, Lisbon | 9h00 - 13h00

More details to come!

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What we offer

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    Mentoring is recognised as cost-effective and impactful way to prepare future business lea...

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  • Entrepreneurship

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  • Women on Board
    Women on Board

    A wide research shows that a broad set of business benefit is associated with gender diver...

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  • Networking / Events
    Networking / Events

    Networking is one of the single most powerful ways to boost your career - our mantra: conn...

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When you’re under extreme stress, it’s not always easy to be patient and understanding with your coworkers. But judging them doesn’t help either. So how do you find and show empathy for your colleagues when your cognitive resources are depleted? First, accept that we’re all coping with the crisis differently. You may find it helpful to pay close attention to the news, for example, while your colleague prefers to limit the amount of information they take in.

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