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

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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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Welcome to PWN Lisbon!

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.


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When people are asked to draw what a leader looks like, almost everyone draws the same thing — and it's a disturbing picture of how little progress we've made


  • When people are asked to draw an effective leader, they almost always draw a man.
  • Researchers say this pattern is a prime example of gendered stereotypes about leadership. We tend to associate leadership roles and traits more with men than with women.
  • There's some evidence that our definition of leadership is expanding to include more stereotypically "feminine" traits, but change is slow.

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