Professional Women's Network (PWN) Barcelona is part of 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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Welcome to PWN Barcelona!

 

PWN Barcelona is one of 29 City networks of PWN Global, also including the City Networks PWN Madrid and PWN Bilbao. We welcome you to our network of highly skilled professionals. Check out our events and everything else we offer from one of the most vibrant cities in Europe.

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

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PWN Barcelona offers you a one-stop platform to connect with like-minded professionals in the Barcelona area as well as across the world; to develop your skills and competencies, and to share your experience and knowledge.

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What's Hot #01

Why Diversity May Be About to Have a Watershed Moment

Today is International Diversity Day, and the right way to celebrate seems like a multilingual chorus of “Hooray!” It’s also the ideal time to re-examine diversity in light of many new workplace realities and to consider whether a shift to remote work might create an opportunity to build a more...

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What's Hot #02

COVID-19: A Turning Point for Inequality?

Question: What do Comoros, Micronesia, Tajikistan and Tuvalu have in common? Answer: They are among the very few – 18, to be exact – countries with no officially reported cases of the novel coronavirus (as of this writing). Indeed, one would have to reach far back in living memory to find an...

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What we offer

  • Networking Drinks
    Networking Drinks

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

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  • Events
    Events

    PWN Barcelona events mainly focus on learning and advancing your career.  These events of...

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  • Mentoring
    Mentoring

    Mentoring Programme 2020  Mentoring is recognised as cost-effective and impactful way to...

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  • Entrepreneurship
    Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurship Programme 2019 Whether you have a great idea you want to launch, or a bu...

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  • Corporate Partnership
    Corporate Partnership

    It is time to get serious about gender balance. Did you know that gender diverse teams are...

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  • Knowledge base
    Knowledge base

    Too much information, not enough time? Let us help you cut though the noise!! We present y...

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  • Balanced Leadership
    Balanced Leadership

    It’s no secret that balanced leadership is no longer simply the ‘right’ thing to do ...

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  • Balanced Boards
    Balanced Boards

    We recognise that the C-suite leaders amongst our members need have some very specific nee...

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Are Women Better at Managing the CoVid19 Pandemic?

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, several reports suggested that banks led by a higher proportion of women, as well as countries that enjoyed a higher representation of women in leadership, particularly in the financial sector, suffered less from the global economic crisis. Not unexpectedly, this prompted calls for a more balanced gender ratio in leadership, and at least in Europe governance changes post 2008 increased female board representation in big banks from 15% to 33%. Most famously, Christine Lagarde, then head of the IMF, stated that “If Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Sisters, today’s economic crisis clearly would look quite different.”

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