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  • Step Up Your Career Coaching Program

    6 January 2021

    Step Up Your Career Coaching Program has been organised by PWN Milan in cooperation with 3 professional Coaches of Cloconsulting, Lauretta Filangieri, Antonella Villa, Rossana Andreotti.  

    The program targets managers who want to acquire higher self awareness and understand how to growth professionally, bearing in mind what does it mean the personal and professional success for them. A lot of work of the program is centred on managers to acquire instruments that allow them to decide what is better for them and how to compare with their work environments. 

    The program is an experiential path that allows managers to:

    1. Increase self awareness, including own targets.
    2. Understand the work environment and own role within it.
    3. Understand opportunities generated by networking and its value added.
    4. Acquire instruments aimed at building own growth strategy that include both personal and professional objectives. 

    The program is intended as group work and it has been developed through 4 meetings of 3 hours each, managed by professional coaches. Topics of the meetings have been the following ones:

    1. Dimension of the self: me and myself, my identity;
    2. Dimension of the company/organization: values and objectives, internal career policies, cultural environment.
    3. Dimension of the external market: roles, competencies and attitudes required for executives profiles.
    4. Synthesis: where I am and where I want to be through (re-)discovered values. 

    Stay tuned for the new edition of the program!

  • Own Your Career Program

    6 January 2021

    Il programma di PWN Milan Own Your Career è un percorso di crescita personale e professionale dedicato a studentesse universitarie degli atenei milanesi.

    Il programma, giunto alla sua 5 edizione, ha riscosso un grande successo e interesse ed ha coinvolto fino ad oggi oltre 200 studentesse talentuose e motivate, 12 aziende partner, 26 donne role model, 10 trainer del network di PWN Milan per un totale di oltre 60 ore di formazione.

     L'obiettivo del programma è quello di creare una sinergia tra studentesse e mondo del lavoro, valorizzando il momento della scelta professionale, del ”cosa vorrei fare da grande”, un momento delicato fatto di desideri, ma anche di punti interrogativi e di incertezze.

    Attraverso una serie di incontri nelle diverse aziende partecipanti, le studentesse hanno la possibilità di trovare ispirazione ascoltando le storie professionali e personali delle donne role model; di imparare grazie alla partecipazione ai mini workshop condotti da trainer di PWN Milan sul soft skills che bisogna avere per accedere al mondo del lavoro; e di confrontarsi con altre studentesse e arricchire il proprio network di relazioni professionali.

    Il programma ha riscosso un crescente successo sia tra le giovanissime sia tra le aziende partner: oltre ai benefici diretti per le partecipanti - che si sentono più forti e preparate per il loro ingresso nel mondo del lavoro – e si vedono già gli effetti indiretti nelle comunità di appartenenza delle nuove professioniste che hanno partecipato alle prime edizioni e che sono diventate a loro volta portavoce e promotrici dei messaggi di PWN Milan.

    Per tutte le Aziende interessate a diventare partner del programma Own Your Career, è aperta la fase di selezione delle nuove aziende che prenderanno parte all'edizione 2021.

    Per ogni tipo di informazione potete prendere contatto con il team del programma all'indirizzo 

    Per approfondire visita il sito web dedicato al programma.

  • PWN Milan - 2020 Board Elections

    6 September 2020

    During the 2020 General Assembly which will take place on Wednesday 30th September 2020 PWN Milan Members will have the chance to elect new Board members.

    Here is the link to register to the General Assembly and here are the  candidate's biographies by each Board Position. Please, take a look at them before voting at the General Assembly.


    Vice President


    Membership Experience Director

    Corporate Partnership Director

    Professional Development Programs Director

    Networking Aperitifs Director

    Marketing Director

    Operations Director

  • For those who missed PWN Milan | Empowering Talk Event & Networking Cocktail | Dialogue Makes Equality |20 November 2019 @ Boston Consulting Group

    5 January 2020

    The PWN Milan Gender Balanced Leadership Event on 20th November brought together organisations that promote new male models, leaders who overcome stereotypes, professionals and content expert who are passionately working to accelerate gender balanced leadership.

    Hosted by Laura Villani, BCG Italy, we had a super engaging panel discussion moderated by the journalist Cristina Lazzati, Editor in chief for Mark UP and Gdoweek. The panelists were:

    • Filippo Agnello, VP & Country Manager Italy, Spain, Portugal – Mattel
    • Riccardo Calvi, Responsabile Comunicazione – Procter & Gamble Italia
    • Sonia Malaspina, Direttore HR Sud Europa – Danone
    • Marco Pedroni, Presidente – COOP Italia
    • Vanessa ten Hoff, Senior Director Brands and Digital, Whirlpool EMEA

    They all agreed that progress in achieving gender parity is still slow. At the end of 2016, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report estimated that, at the current pace, it would take another 170 years for the gender gap to be closed. This calls for immediate action. 

    Everyone, from individuals and households to organisations and policy makers, needs to commit to accelerating gender equality and ensure that half of the world’s population gets an equal chance to realise their full potential. In addition to being a moral imperative, gender equality is bound to have a great impact on economies.

    According to FAO studied, if women had the same access to production resources as men, they could increase their farm yields by 20–30%. This could reduce the number of people suffering from hunger by 12–17% globally. 

    A research showed that rising women’s income by $10 has the same positive effects on children’s health and nutrition as a $110 increase in men’s income.

    So how do we go about achieving such an ambitious goal? As this year’s International Women’s Day theme urges us. 

    If we all do our bit, in an action-oriented, pragmatic way, starting small but thinking big, we can move closer to achieving gender equality.

    We already talked about gender equality in our previous events or workshop. This has been actually a completely different night from others, and trough the evening we had the chance to see the firms’ point of views on gender gap and to see and understand (and why not, to evaluate and to argue) some firms’ initiatives to close this gap.

    But, after flows of worlds and videos and speakers’ contributes, what really stayed impressed in the memory of all participants is that winning the gender gap - the gap that still limits girls belief in their potential -is an effort that has to involve all of us, “it’s up to all of us”!

    Let’s continue in talking about dream gap and gender difference, then. Let’s move on in inspiring women to feel they are important as men, both in personal and in professional life.

    Get all women and men involved and see how world can be better in this way!

    Text edited by Alissia Molteni

  • For those who missed Mini-Workshop & Networking Light Break | Business English … what else? | 30 October 2019 

    5 January 2020


    Our longtime member and Business English Communication Trainer, Louise Goodman, shared some insights about how business communication in English has changed and therefore what you can do to become more self-confident and reach your business aim more effectively.

    People often choose to start a course in Business English as a mean to improve their career and educational prospects. The English language itself estimated as the 3rd largest mother tongue in the world. This further enhance the importance of Business English as the global marketplace, a prerequisite to modern international cooperation.

    The fastest-spreading language in human history, English is spoken at a useful level by some 1.75 billion people worldwide—that’s one in every four of us. There are close to 385 million native speakers in countries like the U.S. and Australia, about a billion fluent speakers in formerly colonized nations such as India and Nigeria, and millions of people around the world who’ve studied it as a second language. An estimated 565 million people use it on the internet.

    Why is Business English so important?

    Studying Business English teaches you the vocabulary that you would use in business and in the working world. As well as learning corporate-speak, you also learn how to do business related tasks that would be the norm in general working settings. These include things like business writing and reports, how to deliver presentations, put forth opinions and conduct meetings.

    Other aspects of learning Business English can include writing letters and emails, applying for roles and understanding job profiles. Some Business English courses can also prepare you for life in a corporate, office environment.

    English has developed to become the universal language for business around the world. English unites people and companies from different backgrounds, countries and languages and allows them to communicate in a clear and effective way. That’s why Business English is so important; having a good grasp of English that you can apply to business, will be an attractive asset to employers.

    But courses are not only the only way to be successful at work and during the night, we learn and share some insights about how business communication in English has changed and therefore what you can do to become more self-confident and reach your business aim more effectively.

    Although the Internet came into existence in the second half of the twentieth century, its influence on language began to escalate in 1990 onwards. It has drastically changed the way people communicate and use English both in writing and speaking.

    Consequently, the world has become increasingly interconnected through synchronous and asynchronous communicational scripts, such as SMS, online chat, Yahoo messengers, emails, blogs, and wikis,

    The arrival of Web 2.0 tools and applications, such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype, WhatsApp, and Viber, can likewise reveal changes that English has recently undergone. The Internet has given rise to what is arguably a new variety of English that differs from standard varieties. The pervasiveness of the Internet has led to new changes in form and usage described as Internet English.

    Text edited by Alissia Molteni

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