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PWN Paris Newsletter February 2019

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

Just ahead of International Women’s Day, we would like to highlight a survey by Accenture saying that company culture and programs are crucial to fostering diversity and filling in wage gaps. Are we finally reaching the goal in France? Unfortunately not! There are still differences in terms of salaries, and retirement; the stereotypes of inequality remain prevalent. Much remains to be done, even if the French government is now committed to equal pay. The recent law proposed by Muriel Penicaud, French Minister of Labour, aims to enforce actions and check achievements. However, we are just at the beginning of the journey, even though we see some progress regarding women’s access to management positions. Let’s not give up! 

At the dawn of the third millennium, is it fair? is it healthy to neglect such potential? The fight against discrimination is primarily a matter of justice and equality. Significant advances have recently emerged, a change in attitudes among business leaders is undeniable and we see a real awareness. However, we must now take action, promoting programs and concrete actions for diversity, making gender diversity a reality in the French economy. As Mae Jemison said, "It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it and make it the life you want to live." 

Entrepreneuship:  It is quite simply obvious that we need to develop our entrepreneurial spirit, as only 30% of start-ups are created by women. So, spread the word that our Prix de l’Entrepreuneure Responsable is an opportunity to dare to be your own boss. The application deadline is March 15, 2019. What is our ambition for entrepreneurship? Change the world through a sustainable project. 

Mentoring:  As the first French women's multicultural and multi-sector professional network, we at PWN believe that we can be the agents for change. In this spirit, we are launching, on February 20, the first pilot gathering men as mentees and women as mentors. Together, we will see and understand where we need to evolve, what the attitudes and programs to be initiated are, in order to beat the stereotypes and break the glass ceiling to achieve a real balance, that will be beneficial for both competitiveness and innovation. 

Congress 2019 – “Talent, Value yours” will take place on June 12, and reflects our theme of the year, “Talents and Jobs of Tomorrow”. During this special day, you will meet experts, understand the challenges of tomorrow, as well as imagine and accelerate your own professional career, build your strategy, collect gold nuggets and reveal your talents. Book your seat now. 

Keep in mind that networking is key to professional life. To accelerate your career, PWN Paris offers numerous opportunities, bringing together multi-talented women, across sectors, in an international community of more than 30 nationalities. Take a look at all the planned events and book your calendar.

At PWN we believe that the success is in our hands. "You become what you believe." a very good piece of advice from Oprah Winfrey.

With our warm regards,

Françoise & Cécile

Françoise Derolez & Cécile Bernheim
PWN Paris Presidents

  

Lady Of The Month

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Prix Entrepreneure Responsable 2019

Toutes ensemble !

 

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Back On Our Latest Events

“Dare knocking at the door”, a mantra shared by Gabriela Ramos at PWN Paris last Speaker dinner

 

Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of staff and Sherpa to the G20, participated as guest of honour at PWN Paris Speaker dinner on 4th Decembre 2018. Held at the prestigious Restaurant of the French...

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Exploring our Vulnerability !

 

For those who missed this great moment here are the highlights of the workshop“Exploring our Vulnerability !”, brought to us by Nathalie Colin and Marylyne Declercq on January 15th 2019 at the INC...

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PWN Paris Galette des Reines 2019

 

La Galette des Reines was the first 2019 PWN major afterwork event, and took place on January 23rd. This year, Kenzo hosted us in its beautiful Raspail boutique located in the 7th...

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"Innovators' DNA" ou comment développer des habitudes créatives pour réussir

 

Le 4 Février 2019, le Club Entrepreneurship a accueilli Petronela Zrinuddin et Catherine Bourlier Masson de Good Morning Creativity pour un atelier sur le thème de la créativité.

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Je me fais tirer le portrait !

 

Dimanche 10 Fevrier 2018, 30 d’entre nous se sont retrouvées à l’espace Personal Shopper du Printemps pour se faire « tirer le portrait ». 

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Our Members

Welcome to our new members!

 

Even though it snowed, the weather was not an obstacle for our new members and non- members to join us at the Welcome Cocktail on January 31st, hosted at the Hôtel de l’Industrie, located at the...

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Our Partners

Projection du film de PWN Paris« Femmes & argent. Parlons-en, cartes sur table ! » organisé par le réseau féminin de la CASDEN

 

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Follow us and you will be able to keep updated about what are we doing, our next events, values and stories. Follow us by clicking here. And also on LinkedinFacebook and Twitter  

 

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