PWI Brussels is a member of PWN Global. As such, all PWI members are eligible to stand for election not just in Brussels, but also at Global level. The PWN Global Board is elected every 2 years: the next election is 2019-2021. Please see below for more details.

In addition, there are other Global volunteer opportunities which arise from time to time and which can be found here. Remember: if you are interested in a Global role, the best way is to show volunteer experience in your local city network first! 


The PWN Global Nominations Committee is delighted to invite you to submit your applications to be part of the PWN Global Federation Board. If you’re already volunteering in your local Board, or in another volunteer Board role outside of PWN, and you’re ready to take that step to a global role, we’d love to hear from you!

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way for you to develop your own skills and learn many new ones, in a safe and supportive environment. 

“Volunteering for PWN Global is rewarding in many different ways. We have shared two wonderful years in a co-Presidency and want to convey to you why we think everyone should jump at the opportunity to volunteer for a PWN Federation Board role (or any PWN city network volunteer role for that matter!).

Volunteering for the Federation Board is exciting and fulfilling. Why? Two reasons. Firstly, right now, PWN Global is in a really interesting phase, experiencing exponential growth in our geographical coverage, and with online members who do not have a city network ‘family’ close by. Our member platform is transforming the way we engage with members, and that raises questions around sustainability, governance and our ongoing platform improvement to create a solid member experience. Secondly, the professional growth that you achieve in a volunteer role is meaningful and will tangibly help you hone your skills in areas that will support you in your own career. 

If you’re passionate about achieving Gender Balance; helping people to develop and achieve their potential; and your own personal development, then you should be applying for one of these roles!”

Sonya Richardson and Robert Baker
Co-Presidents, PWN Global

Roles available

PWN Global Board Roles, for the term of June 2019 – June 2020. You can find the full Job Descriptions on the PWN Global Nominations Committee Forum in the Member Platform. (You need to be logged into the PWN Global website first via - all members of PWI Brussels are Premium Members of PWN Global.) 

  • President/Co-President
  • Secretary General
  • Treasurer
  • VP Corporate Partners
  • VP Engaging Men
  • VP Executive Forum
  • VP Mentoring
  • VP Network Strategy
  • VP New Networks
  • VP Public Relations
  • VP Technology

Application process

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR ANY ROLE AS A CO-LEAD, please submit your application letter and video as a duo. All Federation Board Members who are coming to the end of their first term, who wish to apply for a second term, will also be required to follow the same application process. 

To apply, please record your answers to the following questions using your smart phone. 

  1. What is your motivation for applying for a role as a voluntary Board Member with PWN Global?
  2. What knowledge, talents or experience will contribute to you being successful in the role you are applying for? Which professional experiences are particularly relevant?
  3. What are the personal and professional values that resonate most with you?

Your video should be uploaded to YouTube and the link submitted to the Nominations Committee along with your CV and written letter of motivation. Not sure how to do this? There are some easy to follow instructions here.

If you prefer for your video not to be public, please send it directly to

The submission deadline for application is 05 April. 

Candidates who pass this first of a two-part process will be interviewed on 16, 17 or 18 April – please state your availability on these dates in your covering note. 

Getting your company on board

We encourage you to get your companies, organizations, clients, offices, and bosses on board with this opportunity for you to serve in a volunteer leadership role. Serving as a Board Member is not only a good opportunity for you but for them as well. 

In exchange from your commitment as a PWN Volunteer, you get the opportunity to develop leadership skills, increase your personal visibility and that of your organization with potential clients and, on the topic of gender balance, garner external wisdom on best practices. 

Importantly, volunteering demonstrates a commitment to gender balance as a business cause, not only by you but also by the organization that supports you in serving as a volunteer.    

More information

For more information, consult the PWN Global Board Nominations Forum where you will find Job Descriptions and be able to post any questions that you have (to access this link, you must first be logged into the PWN Global member platform with your username and login).

We look forward to hearing from you,


Rebecca Fountain
Head of Marketing and Communications, PWN Global

on behalf of Carme Micu, VP Membership Experience, PWN Romania and Chair of the Nominations Committee 2019

Rue Abbé Cuypers 3, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

PWI Brussels is a member of PWN Global.

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