Professional Women’s Network (PWN) is a global movement of people working to advance the careers of ‘high potential’ women.
With branches across 30 cities, PWN members engage in peer to peer learning via other members and dedicated seminars.
Carina Furlong, President of PWN’s Dublin branch, speaks to The Daily Slog about the benefits of a global network of connections, and what makes PWN stand out from other business networks.
What is PWN?
PWN Dublin is one of the City Networks of PWN Global, which is a global network of people accelerating gender balanced leadership in business and society through professional development and international, cross industry, online and in-person networking.
To support that mission PWN Dublin brings together, inspires and supports females in their professional lives, while also engaging male advocates to actively support gender balanced leadership.
Who makes up your membership?
We currently have 300 members in Ireland, made up of Corporate Partners and individual members. Our Corporate partners include State Street, ESB, Eirgrid, Hays Recruitment, Grant Thornton, Survey Monkey, Mercer, Beauchamp’s Solicitors.
Our individual member’s come from a range of industries from IT, FMCG, Engineering, Financial & Professional services.
It is a ready built global professional network where you can learn from diverse sources.
What can someone expect from membership?
PWN Dublin offers you a one-stop platform to connect with like-minded professionals from across the world; to develop your skills and competencies, and to share your experience and knowledge.
Membership of the Dublin network includes admission to seven in person events per annum and access to our exclusive members online platform where you can globally network across 30 city networks. It is a ready built global professional network where you can learn from diverse sources.
You can expect access to 18+ webinars per year, a webinar library where you can listen back to any previous webinars by leading experts, receive our global event mailer and newsletter and have access to discussion forums.
You can also expect to meet with like-minded professional women who want to connect, learn and share resources as we in Dublin pride ourselves on being a community of women working towards developing our career progression.
We’ve been described by our members as delivering a pragmatic approach to networking and peer to peer mentoring, and nurturing a positive, proactive approach to engaging men.
The individual annual membership investment is €130.00 for all of the above.
We in Dublin pride ourselves on being a community of women working towards developing our career progression.
How does PWN differ from other Networks out there, such as Network Ireland and WXN?
The Dublin network is different in the cross fertilization of networking opportunities that our members engage with, and the opportunity to network and learn with a global online community. Our events are practical and based on the research from our members as to what they are looking for.
We do like to see how we can work with other networks and leverage our differences and come together to support the balanced leadership agenda in Ireland.
Which events should we look out for this year?
We are delighted to announce the launch of our next in person event with our corporate partners Citi, ‘Communicating for High Impact’.
Enjoy an evening of networking and a powerful talk by Citi’s own Adela Radulescu, Managing Director and Head of Operations & Technology for Europe and Turkey, who will share her insights on how to communicate more effectively, understanding the key elements of a successful presentation, while also being mindful of significant differences arising from gender styles and cultural differences.
Date: May 24th, 2017
Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: Citi, 1 North Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin
Connect with PWN Dublin Community:
Join as a member: https://pwndublin.net/join-us/individual-member.html
F: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pwndublinconnect/ (members only)
You might also be interested in: https://www.thedailyslog.com/a-guide-to-womens-networking-groups-in-ireland/