Our leadership team are inspiring, international women who donate their time to creating memorable networking opportunities and events for our members. Recognition also goes to our wonderful Interest Group Leaders and volunteers who also give their time and energy to helping to organise opportunities for you to learn and network. Learn more about each of our leadership team: Ana Paula, Joanne, Jane, Alena, Jackie and Alejandra.

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. Click here for Ana’s Linkedin profile.

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. You can see Jane’s Linkedin profile here.

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. For more about Joanne’s background see her Linkedin profile.

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). Learn more about Anna-Lena by reading her Linkedin profile.

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. Get to know Alejandra better through her Linkedin profile

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. Learn more about Jackie by accessing her LinkedIn profile.