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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.

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PWG Ambassadors & volunteers

Ann Michelle Mondragon

PWG Storyteller Ambassador

“Mabuhay!” from Ann Michelle, PWG Storyteller Ambassador. Ann Michelle is known to spice things up. Growing up in the beautiful islands of the Philippines, the young but seasoned HR Communications expert has been working for Givaudan, a world leading flavours and fragrance company for the past 6 years. Ann Michelle is a recipient of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women™ (FWN100) Emerging Leader award, recognizing Filipina women below age 35 who are making their mark in a leadership role.

Kelly Baader

PWG Community Ambassador

Kelly Baader is a renowned Digital Sales and Marketing Strategist, Certified Business Coach, Mentor to emerging entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, Host of Christian CEO Podcast, author of an Amazon Bestseller - A Little Girl Called Grace, and the founder of The Christian CEO University. Kelly has coached and consulted purpose-driven entrepreneurs and organisation leaders over 5 continents to design profitable businesses that make impactful changes over four continents since 2008. Kelly is happily married, has two lovely children, and after traveling the globe, she and her family have now settled in Switzerland.

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Natalie von Harscher

PWG Photographer partner

If you enjoy seeing photos and videos of PWG Events, that’s all thanks to Natalie - the lady behind the camera.  Full of energy, creativity and an eye for detail, Natalie is a full-time photographer and her work focuses on timeless portraits (glamor, family, business), Natural Business Portraits & Personal Branding, wedding and event photography, as well as image editing.

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Barbara Stupp

PWG Think Tank Leader - "Communication with Impact" Series
Barbara works with individuals and teams to improve how they relate to themselves and to others. After more than a decade in international management positions in a Fortune 50 company, Barbara redirected her career to reflect her interest in the human dimension of management. Since 2003 she works with companies and individuals to recognize the patterns of interaction in teams. This strengthens genuine “thinking and working together”. The increased acceptance of different communication and working styles is fundamental for driving collaboration, innovation and growth. She holds a MSc in Business Administration, is a PCM™ certified trainer and a CTI® trained coach. A Swiss national of German origin she is married and has one daughter.
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Jane Piper

PWG Think Tank Leader - "Idea Generator" Series
Jane Piper is an expert on digital wellbeing and improving team productivity. She combines a strong background in psychology with 20 years of practical experience in HR and has a Masters in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. After 10 years working in businesses around the world, she completed on an Executive MBA to gain better understanding of business. Four years ago she set up her own company, Pipsy, and consults to organisations on people management and digital wellbeing. She is the author of Focus in the Age of Distraction a book with 35 tips on how to focus more and work less.
Maria Mazza

Maria Mazza

PWG Auditor
Maria Mazza is a Swiss certified fiduciary. She has many years of trusteeship experience as account manager and extensive experience as a fiduciary in tax, management consulting, accounting and payroll environments. She was also Senior Tax Consultant at Deloitte Ltd and PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd in Zurich for individual clients (Expatriates). Drawing upon her solid and broad background, to ideally meet your needs she deploys her strong analytical skills and ability to negotiate with all stakeholders to arrive at optimal solutions, catalyse change and achieve objectives.
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Aurelie Litynski

PWG Special Events Manager
Aurelie aspires to increase awareness on happiness at work in companies and help leaders and employees being successful by creating more work-related happiness in their teams. She learnt about the topic of happiness@work from experts worldwide, became a Chief Happiness Officer in 2017 and created an approach which tackles crucial topics such as behavior, communication, empathy and trust within companies. Aurelie is originally from the south of France, married, mother of 2 and has been in Switzerland for more than 10 years after living and working in various positions in France, UK and Canada.  Aurelie supports PWG with the coordination of special and complex events, such as the Rise of Diversity Conference in March 2019 and Women's Expo 2018/2017
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Giada Varvello

PWG Special Events Manager

Giada is a project management professional, a coach, blogger, dreamer and serial laugher, committed to support expat to live a fulfilling life everywhere. As an Expat Career & Transition Coach, her mission is to help clients to have a purpose in their transition in a new country, gently rediscover their authentic self (as opposed as to who the world thinks they should be), and, based on this new awareness, to create and deeply enjoy a life and a job on their own terms. Giada has been supporting PWG with the coordination of special and complex events, such as the Charity Auction in September 2018.

Joanne Bergin

Joanne Bergin

PWG Taster Workshop Leader
Joanne is the Founder & Business Marketing Consultant of BrandSpace, a company with the mission of giving small businesses and creative entrepreneurs the chance to develop an effective brand platform, which simply and efficiently tells the story of their product or service and leads to success. Joanne has a passion for marketing, design, and travel. With over 15 years experience in marketing, events and managing creative agencies, she has plenty of ideas to share. Joanne will be able to provide you with the right formula to achieve your business goals and objectives. PWG  in partnership with BrandSpace, is hosting a series of eight engaging workshops throughout 2019. These workshops have been designed for creative entrepreneurs, small businesses and the personal branding of individuals, and will provide you with the essential toolkit for branding and marketing your business, service or personal brand.
Justine Miller

Justine Miller

PWG Taster Workshop Leader
Justine is the Associate Creative Designer of BrandSpace, a company with the mission of giving small businesses and creative entrepreneurs the chance to develop an effective brand platform, which simply and efficiently tells the story of their product or service and leads to success. With an international design career spanning 20 years, Justine’s strengths are having eye for detail combined with an ability to see the big picture. Known for wearing sunglasses on top of her head, whatever the weather, Justine will always find a solution that balances practicality with aesthetic beauty. PWG  in partnership with BrandSpace, is hosting a series of eight engaging workshops throughout 2019. These workshops have been designed for creative entrepreneurs, small businesses and the personal branding of individuals, and will provide you with the essential toolkit for branding and marketing your business, service or personal brand.
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Cécile Bastien Remy

PWG Networking Expert
Cécile is a Public Speaking Jedi , Trainer & Keynote Speaker on Resilience. After a near two-decade career in international sales and marketing as well as publishing two books, she became passionate about the Art of Public Speaking. After years of training, she won “Best Speaker” in Switzerland in 2015 which led her to compete internationally. Following from this, she set up her own company to help professionals to take their leadership and capacity for success to the next level. Clients say that she is enthusiastic, energetic and quick thinking - one even called me a Jedi! These are in fact the attributes she use to help leaders like you develop skills you did not realize you had and become great speakers! Cécile has shared her expertise as a speaker in previous PWG events and keeps inspiring our community with monthly tips on networking through our social media channels.
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Elodie Caucigh

PWG Yoga & Wellbeing Expert

Corporate Wellbeing Officer & Founder of REAL EASE, Elodie left her career in advertising to educate companies and demonstrate why investing in Corporate Wellbeing is key to reaching business goals while reducing turnover, stress and health-related costs. Having witnessed and overcome acute phases of stress, she knows how crucial it is for professionals to develop wellbeing and stress management skills if they want to perform and succeed at work. Her vision is to make these skills accessible to every employee worldwide, directly at their desk, when and where they need it most. Elodie has shared her expertise as a speaker in previous PWG events and keeps inspiring our community with monthly tips on stress management and well being through our social media channels.

Previous Events

Monthly Event : Work-Life Integration Monthly Event : Work-Life Integration

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Monthly Event: PWG Summer Party! Monthly Event: PWG Summer Party!

  PWG Summer Party at   Join us to our annual summer networking event! This year we are going to enjoy the summer in the garden of Fork&
Monthly Event: Christmas Celebration Monthly Event: Christmas Celebration

  PWG  Christmas Celebration Sparkling Wine Tasting! This year’s Pop, Pop, Fizz, Fizz! sparkling wine tasting event features a select
Monthly Event: Women empowering themselves! Monthly Event: Women empowering themselves!

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Monthly meeting: Women investing in Women Monthly meeting: Women investing in Women

Investing with a Gender Lens   RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. Its mission is
Monthly Event: Do Dare it, dearest! Women Entreprenuership Monthly Event: Do Dare it, dearest! Women Entreprenuership

  Do Dare it! ************ Women Entrepreneurship   Dare you become an entrepreneur? Or you already dared to start your own business venture – n
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 Event: Speed Networking Monthly Event: Speed Networking

All the Interesting Women are in the Room.   Ever wish you had more time to network at a PWG event? Then this is the event for you. Speed networking
PWG Annual General Meeting PWG Annual General Meeting

Professional Women’s Group  Annual General Meeting  Be part of the PWG future! ******* Join us at our annual general meeting to celebrate 2019 s
Monthly PWG Event: Summer celebration at Commi Halle Monthly PWG Event: Summer celebration at Commi Halle

Join us to the summer networking event at Commi Halle! The annual Summer Soiree is a great opportunity to meet new women and build your network in a

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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