At PWN Copenhagen, we offer monthly speaker events that focus on professional (and personal) development. Information about upcoming events is listed on our main page.
Some of our upcoming events for Autumn 2017 are:
PWN Copenhagen offers networking/social events, as well as monthly speaker events.
We offer social networking events during the year, which are usually for PWN Copenhagen members only. Networking is one of the single most powerful ways to boost your career. The more you connect and share, the more you learn... and learning always leads to development.
Our speaker events focus on different topics and also offer an opportunity to network with the other event attendees (both PWN members and other guests). View the events calendar on our main page and mark your calendar! We hope to see you at one of our events in 2017!
By becoming a member of PWN Copenhagen, you will be eligible to join our highly regarded Mentoring Program. Mentoring is recognized as a cost-effective and impactful way to prepare future business leaders. Women who achieve professional success often state that mentoring relationships during their professional journey—both formal and informal—are instrumental to that success. Research from McKinsey, Catalyst, and PWN confirms that mentoring is a key ingredient to professional progress up the leadership pipeline.
The Spring 2018 program will commence in March with the Mentor Kick-off event on Wednesday, 7 March. Register for this event HERE if you want to learn more about mentoring or plan to participate in the program.
Dates for the Spring 2018 program:
5-25 February 2018 Application period to register as mentee and/or mentor
4 March 2018 Communication of the matched pairs
7 March 2018 Kick-off workshop
March-June 2018 Mentors and mentees have 4-5 mentoring sessions
PWN Copenhagen offers a mentoring program to our members, bi-annually. Our goal is to provide female professionals with an opportunity to get support for their professional growth from an experienced professional. The support can be in the areas of professional or personal development. Individual targets are set by each mentor-mentee pair.
Elements of the Mentoring Program:
• A joint training workshop (for both mentees and mentors) to launch the program
• 2-3 group mentoring sessions to deepen the learning and create a network among mentees and mentors
• The option to participate in a peer coaching circle (please indicate your interest in the mentee application)
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is a relationship between an expert (mentor) and another person willing to learn from the expert's experience (mentee), therefore the mentor helps the mentee to achieve her development goals by sharing his/her personal knowledge and reflecting together.
Who can be a mentee in PWN Copenhagen Program?
The requirement to join the program is membership of PWN Copenhagen. Hence, if you want to apply to the program you have to register for PWN and pay the yearly membership fee of DKK 750. A PWN mentee can be anyone who is interested in professional or personal development.
Who are the Mentors?
We invite experienced professionals - both men and women - to serve in the role of a mentor and share their knowledge for the benefit of professional women. Past and current mentors from the PWN Copenhagen Mentoring Program have had a variety of professional backgrounds and provided mentoring on many topics - including leadership, work-life balance, entrepreneurship, presentation skills, self-development, wholehearted professional living, and personal fullfilment. Mentors commit to 5 sessions of mentoring during the program. Mentors also receive training and support from the VP Mentoring during the program and a certified coach who runs the training workshop. Mentors are welcome to participate without PWN membership.
How does mentoring happen?
The mentoring can take place in person or over the phone/Skype, according to the mutual agreement between the mentor and mentee. Details of mentoring discussions are confidential.
Are you interested in becoming a Mentee or Mentor in Spring 2018?
For questions, contact Franziska Luxhøj, VP Mentoring & Career Development, +4552708198 or Franziska@lighthill-coaching.com
Feedback from a repeat Mentor:
"I am always amazed at learning about another person, their drivers, perspectives and viewpoints. My mentoring drive comes from sharing a new perspective and potentially helping someone else to understand themselves better and to make sustainable steps toward change. This was again a fulfilling session, as I can visibly see the joy and change in my mentee."
PWN Copenhagen developed Women’s Entrepreneurship Group (WEG) at the end of 2014 and it was launched for the first time in Spring 2015. WEG has been running every Spring since then. The 2018 WEG Program runs from March 1 to June 14 2018, and will consist of 5 sessions (plus a final dinner).
The PWN Copenhagen WEG program offers a 4-month workshop series for women entrepreneurs and women who are simply interested in entrepreneurship. WEG furthers the PWN mission—providing women with the tools, networks, and support resources they need to assume leadership positions. We want to strengthen women's empowerment by improving their skills and knowledge about the exciting and interesting world of entrepreneurs.
The WEG Program is built around 5 content-specific workshops (3 hours each), linked thematically, plus an introductory and concluding meeting. Each workshop aims to introduce and reinforce essential “know-how and tools” and provides a space for working on specific challenges—both independently and in dialogue with other participants. An expert with sector-specific knowledge is invited to present at each session.
Only PWN Copenhagen members may participate in the WEG program (there is no cost for our members). Members may attend all, or just some, of the 5 workshops (though we recommend committing to all the WEG workshops in the series, if possible, for maximum benefit).
If there are non-PWN members that want to participate in the WEG program, they must first join PWN Copenhagen as members.
It’s no secret that balanced leadership is no longer simply the ‘right’ thing to do. Major research has shown, time and time again, that it’s the profitable thing to do. Forward-thinking companies and professionals know that putting balanced leadership at the heart of their business strategies will lead to sustainable growth and profit. On this PWN website, you can read about the latest trends and global thinking on the topic of balanced leadership. Understand what role you can play to boost your own career and that of others in a sustainable and balanced environment.
PWN Copenhagen will be hosting the next balanced leadership event on 11 October, 2017. Please check back for details of the event.
This PWN website offers you a variety of curated content, selected by PWN Global—relevant, up-to-date news and research.
For our members, there is also a series of informational webinars available to our members on this website (18+ webinars annually!), on a variety of topics). Access recordings of past PWN webinars by following the steps below (once you've signed into the portal).
• Knowledge Hub
• PWN Publications