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: Joanne, Jane, Karina, Alena, Kathrin and Ana Paula.

Karina Storinggaard


Hej og velkommen from Karina Storinggaard, President of PWG. Karina was brought up in Denmark and has been living in Switzerland for over 10 years. She believes women can develop themselves further by helping each other. That’s why she supports the PWG network. Karina is the Managing Director of SHAPE Apps GmbH, a digital mobile studio. She has a strong marketing background with extensive experience in the sporting goods industry. For more information see Karina’s Linkedin profile

Joanne Spörri


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.

Jane Piper

Marketing Manager

A warm Kia Ora from Jane Piper our Marketing Manager. 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. She works with organisations to help them create change and innovation. She 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.

Ana Paula Rocha

Event Manager

Ciao from Ana Paula, the PWG event manager. Ana is originally from Ticino and also has Brazilian roots. She supports the organisation events and firmly believes a warm and friendly atmosphere is key to our members building a good network. Ana Paula works for Bristol Meyers Squibbs as Access Operations Manager, with several years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Click here for Ana’s Linkedin profile.

Alena Schonert

Development Manager

“Hallihallo” from Anna-Lena Schonert, PWG Development 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.

Kathrin Puhan-Henz

Strategic Partnerships

“Hallo” from Kathrin Puhan, PWG Partnership Responsible from Germany. Kathrin has been living in Switzerland for the last 20 years and joined PWG 8 years ago.
She is the owner of a training boutique in Zurich and gives entrepreneurial advice globally. Kathrin believes in cooperation and networking and that’s why she loves to invest her time and energy in the PWG network in order to grow the club and make an impact. Get to know Kathrin better on her Linkedin profile.