The AIM of PWN Amsterdam: Grow your potential – connect, share and learn. MISSION: PWN Amsterdam believes in a stronger leadership role for women in business and society. Unlocking the potential of professional women by supporting their leadership development, through connecting, sharing, learning and supporting, is core to everything we do. PWN is unique as a global [...] read more

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PWN Amsterdam AGM June 2014

The Board of PWN Amsterdam enjoy celebrating the achievements of our great network and members each year at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). On June 24th this year, we hosted our AGM at The Rosarium in Amsterdam, celebrated with our members and guests, enjoyed the culinary delights of The Rosarium and were entertained by the great Boom Chicago! They consolidated the best of PWN Amsterdam in a hilarious, high energy performance. The AGM is a true example of the great connection, sharing and inspiration we aim for, and we'd like to share this clip with you...

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Inclusion. Is it really working? – A RBS and PWN Amsterdam collaboration

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RBS and PWN Amsterdam members and guests came together on Thursday,November 6th 2014 to discover if inclusion is actually working.

Our guest panellists Chris Sullivan, Deputy CEO RBS; Heather Melville, Director Strategic Partnership RBS; Shawn der Kinderen, Partner Freshfields; and Nicole Edelenbos, Partner EdelenbosHessels shared their personal stories, inspiring lessons and the challenges of inclusion being an integral thread in business.

Our inspirational panelists shared how inclusion is tackled in RBS London, in South Africa and within Feyenoord Rotterdam. As much as gender or skin color is said to not determine women’s career choices today, we still need to raise more voice and awareness to it. Experts from the panellist and audience agreed that inclusion policies in companies or organizations have to be better sustained. Inclusion does matter and brings clear benefits directly to the business but let’s spread more the word about it and about advantages of diversity.

Please click here for more information about this thought provoking event.

Member Spotlight: Ingeborg Kuyvenhoven, Legal and Business Services Director, TAQA Iraq

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by Nwamaka Okany, Previous Board Member, PWN Amsterdam

Among the great resources PWN Amsterdam has to offer its members and partners is its exciting pool of professionals who continue to inspire with their achievements. Periodically we’ll interview and profile the enterprising, ambitious, and visionary professionals who form the pillars of PWN’s Amsterdam network.

In this PWN Amsterdam interview, the spotlight is on Ingeborg Kuyvenhoven, a lawyer and Dutch national, educated in the Netherlands and the UK. Since October 2013, she has been Legal and Business Services Director at TAQA Iraq. TAQA is the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA). Prior to taking up her current position at TAQA, Ingeborg held various positions at TAQA and beyond. In 2012, she was finalist for the Legal Woman of the Year Award, The Netherlands. Alongside her work as a lawyer, Ingeborg is active in the non-profit organization Toastmasters that empowers its members in public speaking and leadership. Ingeborg is a guest lecturer on gas storage at Groningen University.

Here are some of her thoughts shared earlier this year in a conversation with Nwamaka. Read more…

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PWN Amsterdam brings you happiness. Do we just say it? No, we do it!

On October 8th we learned why Thriving versus Surviving is so important to our well-being. Rens ter Weide, owner of Energy Strategy, shared with us the ‘science of happiness’ in an interactive session hosted by THNK School for Creative Leadership in Amsterdam.

With the combination of Rens’ energetic smile and his happiness message, PWN Amsterdam guests and members experienced positivity soon after he took the floor. Questions abounded and his parting advice – show our gratefulness to those who count in our life – resonated with all.

Check the event pictures to see how much inspiration was in the air.


If you’d like to know how you can be happier but you missed this event, you can still follow Rens’ happiness tips here: Thriving vs Surviving Tips.

Our thanks go again to Rens ter Weijde from Energy Strategy and THNK School of Creative Leadership