• Mentoring

    What is mentoring?

    Mentoring is recognised as a cost-effective and impactful way to prepare future business leaders. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to advance your career!


    Mentoring is a voluntary developmental partnership, through which a person with relevant experience (the mentor) shares skills and experience to support someone else (the mentee) in achieving career objectives.

    It is not “training”, but rather the construction of a trusting relationship that helps you navigate your working life.

    Mentoring plays a critical role in the progression of women professionals in all sectors. The lack of mentoring, exclusion from networks, and absence of women role models are cited as key barriers to career advancement for women.


    In the PWN Rome Mentoring Program, the emphasis is on professional development. Mentors are matched with mentees to support specific career or business-related goals. Mentoring relationships are sustained over a period of 6 months. Meetings take place monthly and – depending on the preferences of mentors and mentees – they can be in person or remotely.


    Who will benefit?

    Mentoring provides a huge benefit to the Mentee, the person who is being mentored, by obtaining a fresh perspective on their career status, aspirations & goals from their Mentor.

    But did you know that mentoring also provides a significant benefit to the Mentor as well?

    Many Mentors have commented that their contribution as a Mentor also provided themselves with a positive new way of looking at their own career path, as well as an incentive to reflect on where they themselves were going and how that aligned with their own aspirations & goals.

    It’s really a “win-win” exchange between Mentee & Mentor.



    PWN Rome Mentoring Program is reserved for members.

    To participate in the program, renew your membership or join now! 




    What PWN Rome offers to their members?

    PWN Rome provides an effective mentoring program organization to ensure that you get the most out of your mentoring experience. You can participate to a traditional 1-to-1 mentoring or to International Mentoring for the 2021 edition.


    The Mentoring Program is:


    Being in different organizations can offer a wider and unbiased perspective to participants. Not having hierarchical implications allows both mentors and mentees to be open and sincere.



    Our traditional 1 to 1 mentoring will be available for max 30 couples of members – we will accept up to 30 mentor candidates (taking into consideration PWN Rome membership seniority).


    In order to facilitate both mentors and mentees with the best match, PWN Rome will organize a Speed Dating Event to offer the opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet before the final match is decided, to share motivations/goals/expectations and to provide a list of preferences regarding their mentoring partner.


    During the Mentees Application Period, brief profiles of all the mentors will be available for mentees consultation on PWN Rome website.

    After the Speed Dating Event, PWN Rome Mentoring Team will match the couples, taking into consideration membership seniority and the preferences of mentor/mentee matching. New applicants to the program will be favoured.

    In the matching activity, we will recognize a priority to mentees who will have participated in Speed Dating Event (if you cannot attend, PWN Rome does not ensure matching).




    Claudia Mormino

    Mentoring Program Director

    Email: mentoring@pwnrome.net





    Application Procedure

    1. Mentors - with a regular and active membership for the current year - will candidate themselves online (mentor application form available on this page in March). 

    2. Mentees - with a regular and active membership for the current year - will apply to the program on line (mentee application form available on this page in April). You will find here the link to apply.

    3. We will accept mentee candidacies for participation in the Speed Dating Event taking into consideration: mentors number and availability, timing in filling Mentee Application Form (first applying first matching) and PWN Rome membership seniority.

    4. Selected mentors and potential mentees will participate and meet each other during the Speed Dating Event in  May.

    5. Both mentors and potential mentees will provide a feedback on their potential mentoring partners.

    6. PWN Rome Mentoring team will finalize the match in 1-to-1 mentoring (taking into consideration individual preferences as much as possible).

    The mentor/mentee meetings will take place in the period June-December.


    Application Deadlines and Forms will be posted soon.




  • Empowerment

    What is empowerment?

    In order to support our Members, also for 2020, PWN Rome has developed the Empowerment Agenda.  

    The Empowerment Program is characterized by a rich training offer, integrated with the individual Mentoring program.


    The training will support Members in their individual growth and in the ability to adapt, react to stress and changes, present themselves stronger and more prepared in professional and personal challenges, manage their emotions and relationships with others. 

    Some of our courses are already in their third or fourth edition and boast important testimonials. We have also trained over a hundred members over the previous years and will continue to offer our content, enriched and renewed.


    All of classes, although each one with specific topics, keep attention and are focused on the relevance to reduction on gender gap and the promotion of the diversity. 

    All PWN Trainers are managers and Professionals able to support our Members growth improving their soft skills.


    The Empowerment Program will start at mid of September. Please discover now the courses details HERE.


    Deadlines and Registration:

    kick off date is planned on September 17th,

    from 18th September to 4th October 2020 google form subscription HERE.

    In case you are a Corporation please contact corporate@pwnrome.net. 

    5th October 2020 Subscription end,

    12th October 2020 Courses start,

    19th February 2021 Courses end.


    Don't miss the opportunity to join the Empowerment Program.


    PWN Rome Empowerment Program is reserved for members.

    To participate in the program, renew your membership or join now! 



    Maurizio D’Ascenzo

    Director, Personal & Professional Empowerment
















  • Balance Ladership

    Balanced leadership


    Balanced leadership is no longer simply the 'right' 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 profits.


    With PWN Rome you can access the latest trends and global thinking on balanced leadership, by enrolling in our Program.


    Women often find that in the effort to advance they have developed only a part of what they are, leaving behind vital aspects of themselves. In the midst of substantial results, women often report feeling emptied, tired or invisible.


    Completeness and balance in ourselves are crucial to face the challenges of a modern world and be successful.


    • My leadership in action - 1,5 days full-time workshop
    • Dates: TBC
    • Trainer: Silvia Gollini Daum _ Leadership and Diversity Consultant
    • Fee: Eur 100






  • Networking / Events

    Networking is one of the single most powerful ways to boost your career - our mantra: connect, share, learn, develop, is exactly what networking is about. The more you connect and share, the more you learn and learning always leads to development. Take a more detailed look at the benefits of networking, how to do it, and the amazing list on online and offline events that we run around the world.

  • Entrepreneurship

    Currently, 30% of PWN’s global member base identify themselves as Entrepreneurs. If you are one, or aspire to be one, this strand of our work can give you an excellent insight simply by introducing you to an established network of entrepreneurs. In addition to this niche networking opportunity, we can also provide you with lots of practical advice as you establish and develop your business ideas.


    The Entrepreneurs Journey

    Are you yearning for freedom and independence of realizing your dream and of being your own boss? Being passionate, curious and hungry are the key ingredients to stay on the journey of bringing your vision to life.

    You may have a business idea cocking slowly in the back of your mind or, just a concept you believe could work, and that you are sure to be the right person to bring it to life. Even when savoring the challenge seems exciting and inspiring, the uncharted ocean of entrepreneurship may look as a vast extension of unforeseeable nature. The need for certainty, and the doubts about the eventual success of your business idea may strike you with paralysis. 

    On the other hand, if you are already on the entrepreneurship journey, you may feel lonely at times, and lacking the sense of community — having feedback and sharing ideas with peers. 

    Whether you have a business idea to begin an entrepreneurial journey, but don’t know how to go ahead or, you have a business already running and you want to take it to the next level, this is the right place for you.

    Why the PWN Global Entrepreneurship Program?

    The world needs more entrepreneurs and at PWN Global we want to encourage Professional Women to pursue and achieve their business ideas and professional purpose. 

    Our PWN Global Entrepreneurship Program ‘Developing Business, through Mind, Body and Heart’ is a hands-on resource for you —at any stage of your journey— to enrich your personal, professional and business talents and capacities, develop and foster sustainable goals, build trust and relationships through collaborative efforts, and to discover what’s uniquely yours, to grow into and succeed in it. The original program was created and writted by PWN Global's former VP Entrepreneurship, Betina Mazzarino, PCC,  and certified by the EU Business School. 

    Why is this program different?

    As an entrepreneur the success of the goals you pursue, depend not only on your managerial and business knowledge, but also on the care and protection of your invisible business assets — your core values alignment and own physical wellbeing are part of it.

    Through a comprehensive approach, the PWN Global Entrepreneurship Program ‘Developing Business, through Mind, Body and Heart’ delves into both, the human foundation –your values, your biology— and the business strategic knowledge and competencies development necessary not only for your venture to thrive, also for you to embody the drive to achieve a sustainable growth. 

    A global community of like-minded people

    At PWN we support our members while giving them the opportunity to interact with smart and interesting people who can help them grow their business. We connect people from our global and dynamic community of entrepreneurs across Europe. 

    Through the interaction on the forum’s Program, the peer coaching circles and our PWN Global Entrepreneurs and PWN Global Doing Business Linkedin Groups —all members exclusive—, the PWN Global Entrepreneurship Program offers you, not only the support, resources and network to achieve your goals, but also importantly the stamina to change the conversation from what you can’t do, to what you can.

    This program will cover aspects such as:

    • Your personal needs
    • Your values
    • Your wellbeing and health
    • The impact your work might have on your family and your relationships
    • Moving your idea forward
    • Developing your unique business model – strategies and competencies
    • Running and growing a successful business
    • Managing uncertainty and ambiguity
    • Building trust
    • The art of negotiation
    • Marketing and sales tools and channels
    • Taking the next level and finding the right partner.

    Find out more? 

    Be in contact with our VP Entrepreneurship, Patricia Zeegers.


    Here are just a few testimonials from people who have already taken part in the program:


    PWN Entrepreneurship Program 2016


    PWN Partnership with EU Business School Munich


    "I enrolled in the PWN Virtual Entrepreneurship Program to learn the nitty-gritty of managing ones own small business and because I find PWN Munich a credible community.

    I totally agree with the general holistic approach that covered topics of psychical energy, well-being and personal values gradually narrowing down to the business model canvas. Precious are the networking opportunities with the organizers and peer members.

    I would recommend this program both to entrepreneurs with some experience and to complete novice. It is good value for money and is tailor-made for women who are often multitasking and strive to fit together family/career/personal space.”


    Olga Plyaskina — A Russian living in Rome, is the co-founder of Chameleon. She holds an American MS in Instructional Technology and she has 20 years of academic and professional experience in multicultural contexts.

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