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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Benefit from exclusive member discounts and deals from PWN partners

by Melinda Mattei

PWN is always looking for new ways to further enhance the member experience. So we are very excited to remind you of exclusive discounts and deals on partner products and services for PWN members in conjunction with Vistaprint, Europcar, Maiden Voyage and the Rotterdam School of Management.

PWN members will receive a 20% discount on anything, personal or professional, that they order from the Vistaprint web site (print, marketing collateral, gifts etc). Learn more about this offer here.

Vistaprint, a Cimpress company, empowers millions of business owners worldwide to market themselves professionally. Vistaprint’s wide range of quality products at affordable prices, along with design tools suited to every skill level and need, mean everyone can create the customised materials they need to get their message across.

PWN members also receive a 10%-discount on Europcar International rates by visiting their site. Europcar International, a division of the investment firm Eurazeo, is Europe’s leading vehicle rental service and a leading global provider of mobility products with offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia.

In addition, Maiden Voyage, which gives exclusive access to hotel perks such as upgrades, spa treatments, and other amenities at certified female friendly hotels, is offering free membership to all PWN members. Maiden Voyage is a global organisation that makes business travel safe and social for females travelling alone. By registering with Maiden Voyage, PWN members have the opportunity to connect with other PWN members or a wider pool of professional women who may be travelling in the same city. Members can learn more about the PWN partnership with Maiden Voyage here.

And don’t forget to register for the upcoming PWN Women and Money event: “Building Career Confidence – erasing personal barriers to career advancement” on 19 September presented by TEDx speaker Dory Grandia. Dory is also a career success fulfillment coach for the Rotterdam School of Management where PWN members enjoy a 15% discount on courses.

Learn more about our latest activities, events and the additional benefits of joining PWN Amsterdam here.

“Women and Passion” inspires and connects attendees

by Megan Janicke
Karin Parmentier
The “Women and Passion” event by Professional Women Amsterdam held on 10 May, 2016 was an engaging, enlightening, and emotional evening. While the misty eyes may have been from the video clip of Nick Nicolai’s moving performance on Holland’s Got Talent, speaker Karin Parmentier also delivered a clear message of the power of passion in the professional lives of women.

Parmentier is an expert on gender diversity in the workplace. She presented research from her MBA thesis at Nyenrode University, which was focused specifically on how companies can retain women in leadership roles. Through the data she collected and her personal experiences, Parmentier found women leave companies because they are missing opportunity, recognition, and support for growth. As associate partner of The Diversity Company she advises companies that are transforming towards a more diverse workplace on the challenge of attracting, retaining, and advancing women.
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The Power of Negotiation

Monic Buhrs Monic Bührs
Knowing your inner goddess and her powers of negotiation
written by Mandie van der Meer

Are you an Athena? Ambitious, practical and strategic? Or an Artemis – an independent and idealistic pioneer? Perhaps you’re a Persephone, acting light-hearted and girlish? Or are you a natural Aphrodite, a seducer? Maybe you’re all of these goddesses, and more, in the same day.

Monic Bührs, co-founder of In Touch Women Resource Management, says that identifying your inner goddess can help you recognize your strengths and your pitfalls, and help you smartly strategize during negotiations – for a higher position in a company, a better salary, or to close the deal. For if we avoid negotiating, we will lose again and again.

At the kick-off event for the PWN Women and Money series, ‘The Power of Negotiation’, Ms. Bührs did more than help us discover our inner goddesses as a means to better negotiating. She shared the rules of the game that we might not even know we’re playing. Read more about this event here …

Here below, three attendees share their thoughts about the event:

Sangbreeta Moitra speaks about The Power of Negotiation

Jana Schmidtchen also shares her thoughts of our Power of Negotiation event

Claudia Mayer with one of her take-aways from the Power of Negotiation event.