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in Zurich since 1983

Partner Event: WeSpace - Bahnhofstrasse Christmas lighting

November 22, 2018 5:00 pm

We would like to invite you to the Christmas lighting event at WeSpace and in collaboration with: Female Founder Summit, PWG, WEConnect International, SheEO, 100 women in Finance, DrivenWomen and more.

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.

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 Manager
Sejam bem-vindas’ from Jackie Michelleto, our Marketing Manager. Jackie is Brazilian, has also Italian roots and lives in Switzerland since 2011. With over 10 years of professional experience in Corporate Treasury, her background includes working with International Relations, relocation management and handling multi-cultural teams. 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 year’s 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.

Jane Piper

Vice President
A warm Kia Ora from Jane Piper our Vice President. Jane is from New Zealand, has now been living and working in Switzerland for just over 10 years (time flies when you are having fun). She is a Psychologist and Career Coach with her own company Pipsy GmbH, and the author of ‘Focus in the Age of Distraction’. She works with organisations to help them create change and innovation, and coaches people to develop a meaningful career. What is important for her about PWG is that it is a warm, friendly network where people also can learn new skills.

Joanne Spörri

Treasurer
Gruezi and Hi from Joanne Spörri a dual Swiss and American citizen having lived half her life in both countries. Joanne is the Treasurer of the Club and believes in keeping all the behind the scenes processes running smoothly so that the real purpose of the club, networking, happens smoothly at the events. Joanne is an experienced finance and controlling professional. Her previous role was with the famous Swiss chocolatier Lindt and Sprüngli.

Alena Schonert

Partnerships Manager
“Hallihallo” from Anna-Lena Schonert, Partnership Manager, from western Germany. With more than 5 years in Switzerland she joined PWG to keep up her international connections after living in UAE, Hong Kong and France where she was studying and executing multicultural projects. Anna-Lena works in business development, international sales and business planning and currently implements cross-functional projects and works on the strategy with OLMeRO (Tamedia Group).

Alejandra Geissmann-Castedo

Event Manager
Hola!” from Alejandra, our Event Manager. Born in Bolivia and raised in the US, she considers every conversation to be the beginning of a golden opportunity, a new friendship, a Eureka! moment for your Start-Up, curiosity to explore the wonders of your neighborhood… the options are endless! That is why she strongly supports the PWG’s mission to empower women by giving them the space to create opportunities and see their potential. Alejandra is a project manager/design thinker and has worked in +5 countries.

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General questions and inquiries

President
Ana Paula Tediosi

anapaula@pwg-zh.com

Vice President
Jane Piper

jane@pwg-zh.com

Treasurer
Joanne Spörri

joanne@pwg-zh.com

Partnerships Manager
Alena Schonert

alena@pwg-zh.com

Events Manager
Alejandra Geissmann-Castedo

alejandra@pwg-zh.com

Marketing Manager
Jackie Michelleto

jackie@pwg-zh.com