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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Benefits of membership

We offer you a home, a place to connect, learn, share and advance.

Join the PWN Zug & Zurich community and:

  • access an established, international support network offering diverse experience across multiple industries that will help you achieve your professional aspirations
  • become a mentor or a mentee in our cross-industry mentoring program 
  • tap into the wealth of experience across the PWN Global network active in 18 countries
  • meet like-minded and enthusiastic members in the Zug & Zurich region and expand your local network 
  • let our guest speakers and experts inspire you - at our on-site events in Zug or Zurich or online in one of our webinars

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PWN Zug & Zurich

PWN Zug & Zurich is an association of people working towards gender balanced leadership. We support the professional development of women with an established mentoring programme, face-to-face and online networking and learning opportunities. 

As PWN Global’s first city network in Switzerland, we have more than 80 members representing 25 nationalities and a similarly diverse range of backgrounds, life stories and career journeys sharing their KNOWLEDGE, BEST PRACTICES, TOOLS and TECHNIQUES.



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What we offer

  • Balanced Leadership
    Balanced Leadership

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  • Mentoring

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

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  • 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

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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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