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Enhance your career

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Build your international
network

of professional women

connecting and inspiring women 

in Zurich since 1983

PWG is an international career networking platform for women in Zurich founded in 1983. We connect women with a mutual interest in developing professional connections, climbing the career ladder, exchanging cultural experiences and learning latest trends in the professional environment

PWG Community


CORPORATE WOMEN


  • Build a strong network of career women

  • Meet women in similar fields in other companies

  • Get inspired with speakers and members from diverse backgrounds


ENTREPRENEURS


  • Share ideas and challenges with other entrepreneurs

  • Network with professional women from diverse backgrounds

  • Learn from inspired speakers and fellow members


IN TRANSITION


  • Build your network in Zürich

  • Open your mind to possibilities in Zürich

  • Meet new people in a supportive community

Our partners and sponsors

We’d like to recognize and thank our wonderful sponsors and partners. Together we share the success of developing the professional careers of women in the Zurich region.

We’d like to recognize and thank our wonderful sponsors and partners. Together we share the success of developing the professional careers of women in the Zurich region.

We’d like to recognize and thank our wonderful sponsors and partners. Together we share the success of developing the professional careers of women in the Zurich region.

We’d like to recognize and thank our wonderful sponsors and partners. Together we share the success of developing the professional careers of women in the Zurich region.

We’d like to recognize and thank our wonderful sponsors and partners. Together we share the success of developing the professional careers of women in the Zurich region.

We’d like to recognize and thank our wonderful sponsors and partners. Together we share the success of developing the professional careers of women in the Zurich region.

We’d like to recognize and thank our wonderful sponsors and partners. Together we share the success of developing the professional careers of women in the Zurich region.

We’d like to recognize and thank our wonderful sponsors and partners. Together we share the success of developing the professional careers of women in the Zurich region.

We’d like to recognize and thank our wonderful sponsors and partners. Together we share the success of developing the professional careers of women in the Zurich region.

We’d like to recognize and thank our wonderful sponsors and partners. Together we share the success of developing the professional careers of women in the Zurich region.

What our members say

I joined PWG about a year ago and I’ve been quite active within the network despite how busy I am lately. However, I really enjoy the sense of belonging and understanding I receive every time I go to their events or workshops. I’ve had many meaningful conversations with some members, which have nothing to do with the sole purpose to hand your biz card and move on.  Another thing I really like about PWG is that here I find exactly my kind of crowd: purpose-driven, dynamic, forward thinking, open-minded women, who genuinely celebrate and support each other.   I am also grateful for the constant support I get from the women within the network, who have encouraged me to speak and share my expertise and journey as a mumpreneur several times. As much as I like being on the stage speaking, I enjoy being in the audience too, because every topic the network chooses for their events feels close to my heart and life at the moment. You can tell that everything they doing reflects what is going on in our lives today as modern women, biz owners, career women and mums.  Including the fun events I’ve been to! I can feel this network is listening to their members and whatever they organize or do resonates deeply with the women living here, but also outside of Switzreland!

Tsitaliya Mircheva, Brand Strategist and Creative Director
Founder of Mums in Heels https://mums-in-heels.com/

Being a member of PWG opened a lot of new doors for me. I always meet very interesting women and make new connections. I still remember the first time I attended a monthly event, I came back home so energized and had so many ideas to start my project faster than expected! Attending the Think Tanks helped me as well a lot to develop my business and get constructive feedbacks from other members. I am now an active volunteer for the organization of the yearly PWG Conference and love to support the club whenever I can. I would recommend PWG to any business woman who wants to boost her current carrier or explore new opportunities.

Aurelie Litynski,  Chief Happiness Officer and Founder of Happitude at work.
www.happitudeatwork.com

I’ve joined the PWG after I moved to Zürich to create my new professional network. PWG is a place where you can connect and meet women with so many different stories. You will find Corporations passionate, brave entrepreneurs, women willing to make a career change. The atmosphere is always welcoming and stimulating at the same time. I would suggest everyone to join the Club!

What I really value about the PWG, and have since its creation in 1983, is this: the group may be about business, but it isn’t a business.
That may sound trite yet it is also what keeps the group grounded: every woman in the PWG is welcome and can engage with anyone in the group. That is no small achievement in the world of business. It further allows and encourages individuals to express their own ideas to create events that enrich the group and themselves as they create. Short term it can be a bit unpredictable, perhaps even scary, but long term it keeps the group flexible and resilient and has so for the past 35 years.
A toast to the women of the PWG!

Lisa Belser

The exchange of knowledge and experiences with other women had a strong impact on my business environment and career. PWG was decisive for me, finding more inspiration, self-confidence and capacity to succeed in my business. Women respond different to the business world !

Maria Mazza

Why join PWG? Because it is a group of amazing and motivated women that are driven to create an environment of collaboration between professional women.  After each event, I leave with awareness of a new subject, having learnt a new skill or with a newly acquired curiosity to know more.  This group of wonderful women inspires me to be the best version of myself.  The members of the group are generous at exchanging ideas, motivation and it is an environment rich with opportunities and possibilities.  I love the connections I have made along the way. 

Monste Mendez

Joining PWG Zurich in 2015 has been such a great decision! I have been pleasantly surprised to find a group of women, who are so supportive and kind to one another. The group feels like family to me and I always look forward to the events. Every event is very interesting and I have learned so much through the Think Tanks and special monthly events! From creative events at Google to charity events, we always have so much fun with the group! I also really like the mix between both corporate / entrepreneurial women in the group. Personally, I have also been very lucky to have won a brand make-over from PWG that included consultancy from a wonderful brand strategist (Tsitaliya Mircheva-Petrova) and a full photoshoot with the talented photographer (Natalie von Harscher) at the Schminkbar at Modissa in Zurich! This experience was one of a kind and so much fun! I am grateful to PWG and all of its members for the many memories we have created and I cherish! I am excited to be part of such a lovely club and highly recommend other women in / around Zurich to join this fun and empowering club! 

Sabine van T Hart, Founder of Puricious
https://www.puricious.com/

Our Team

Jackie Michelleto

Marketing & Strategy Manager

"Sejam bem-vindas" from Jackie Michelleto, our Marketing & Strategy Manager from Brazil.  Jackie is adept in building relationships and a shared sense of purpose on everything she engages herself into. With over 12 years of experience in International Relations and Corporate Finance, she developed her career at the Kuehne-Nagel Group implementing several cross-functional international projects. She is passionate about leading multi-cultural teams and advocating for diversity. She truly believes in PWG’s philosophy and has seen the group’s values reflected in inspiring events, so promoting it just feels natural.

Ana Paula Tediosi

President
"Ciao" from Ana, the PWG President. Ana is originally from Ticino with Brazilian roots. She is a strong advocate of gender equality and leads the PWG executive committee with passion and commitment. Ana works for Bristol Meyers Squibb, has several years experience in the pharmaceutical industry in different roles, and has a personal blog (anajustana.com), where she shares stories, experiences and reflections about working moms lives in Switzerland.

Valentina Piffer

Social Media Manager

"Ciao!" from Valentina Piffer, our Social Media Manager. Valentina is originally from Italy but has lived a good part of her life in Austria and Canada. In Switzerland since September 2018, she is working in communication and project management. In PWG, she has found a very positive and welcoming environment, a supportive and friendly network and a great team to work with.

Valérie Cabello-Bérard

Membership Experience

"Bonjour" from Valérie Cabello-Bérard, Membership Experience Manager. Valérie is originally from Sion in Valais and has been living in Zurich for the last 6 years. She has been working in wealth management for the last 8 years and has a great eye for details and maintaining fruitful relationships. At PWG, her role is to improve even more the members’ interactions in order to create new professional opportunities. She is looking forward to meeting all of you soon.  

Julia Safronova

Event Manager

“Tere” and "Privet" from Julia Safronova, Event Manager, from Estonia. After moving to Switzerland in 2018, she decided to get knowing Zurich through meeting its citizens and continuing advocating for gender equality. PWG serves this  purpose perfectly. Julia is an EMBA graduate from Business School Lausanne with thirteen years of experience in Group Financial Management and Stakeholders Relationship Management across a variety of industries, family offices and locations, such as Tallinn, Luxembourg, Geneva, London and Boston. 

Angela Freyre

Treasurer
"Salut" from Angela Freyre, the Treasurer of the club. Angela is Romanian and has lived in Switzerland for almost 7 years. She has a banking background and is specialized in the area of Forex Operations & Risk Management, with working experience in a large Swiss insurance company. Finance is her ‘thing’, where she really finds herseld and feels happy to maintain PWG's cash flow, manage the financial and banking operations and support the group to accomplish its mission and pursue its philosophy.

Newsletter

Previous Events

PWG Annual General Meeting PWG Annual General Meeting

Professional Women’s Group  Annual General Meeting    Your PWG Executive Committee Joanne, Ana, Kathrin, Karina, Alena, Jane   Be pa
Monthly meeting: A Woman’s Place is in the Boardroom Monthly meeting: A Woman’s Place is in the Boardroom

A Woman’s Place is in the Boardroom We need more women in the C-suite and on Boards How to we achieve that? Why is it important? We all know
Monthly Event: Cocoa Life – empowering women in a sustainability program Monthly Event: Cocoa Life – empowering women in a sustainability program

Cocoa Life Empowering women in a sustainability program   ************ With Margreet Groot   Without cocoa there is no chocolate, but without th
Monthly meeting: Christmas celebration with Diccon Bewes Monthly meeting: Christmas celebration with Diccon Bewes

Christmas event with entertaining insights into Swiss life and culture from Diccon Bewes author of “Swiss Watching” Exceptionall
Monthly Event: The Future of Work Monthly Event: The Future of Work
Monthly Event: Flughafen Zurich Monthly Event: Flughafen Zurich

  Flughafen Zurich ************ Behind the Scenes at the Airport With just under 300,000 flights a year and 27 million passengers the Flughafen Z
PWG Annual General Meeting PWG Annual General Meeting

Professional Women’s Group  Annual General Meeting    Your PWG Executive Committee Joanne, Ana, Kathrin, Karina, Alena, Jane   Be pa
Monthly Event: Modissa – How to combine tradition with trends and customer experience Monthly Event: Modissa – How to combine tradition with trends and customer experience

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. WAITING LIST FOR MEMBERS ONLY.   Modissa How to combine tradition with trends and customer experience    
Monthly Event: Life-changing empowerment secrets – Mindful vs. Mind full Monthly Event: Life-changing empowerment secrets – Mindful vs. Mind full

Life-changing empowerment secrets Do you wish you had some simple, yet effective ways to deal with work stress and feeling overwhelmed with your to
Monthly Meeting: Wine Tasting in the heart of Zurich Monthly Meeting: Wine Tasting in the heart of Zurich

Join us to the annual PWG wine tasting! This year’s event features wines from women winemakers around the world in an informal, interactive n

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General questions and inquiries

President
Ana Paula Tediosi

anapaula@pwg-zh.com

Marketing Manager
Jackie Michelleto

jackie@pwg-zh.com

Treasurer
Angela Freyre

angela@pwg-zh.com

Social Media
Valentina Piffer

valentina@pwg-zh.com

Events Manager
Julia Safronova

julia@pwg-zh.com

Membership Experience
Valerie Berald

valerie@pwg-zh.com