GWPR Empower programme

Empower is an exclusive programme developed by Global Women in PR for a carefully selected group of 25 mid-career women, which will be a combination of cross-border mentoring, learning and profile building.

The current programme will run throughout 2022 and 25 of the most successful global female leaders in PR and Communications have signed up to be mentors (see below).

GWPR’s 24-hour global speed mentoring initiative in 2021, involving 300 women on International Women’s Day, served as the springboard for this programme. Many GWPR national groups already run their own mentoring programmes for PR women in their own countries, but until now there was no opportunity to be mentored cross-border.

The monthly mentoring sessions will be virtual and involve women from 20 countries around the world from New York to Singapore, London to Moscow and Mexico to Mumbai.

The learning element of the EMPOWER programme will involve regular masterclasses given by industry experts on topics such as leadership skills, managing a business and career planning. GWPR will also provide opportunities for the mentees to participate in panel discussions, a thought leadership project and international networking.

Regular virtual networking meet-ups for mentees and active social media engagement will help create a sense of community.

The goal for the programme is to grow Empower and create a talent pool of sought-after and empowered global women leaders.”

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Empower sponsors

Empower partners

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Empower news and Masterclass reports

GWPR EMPOWER Masterclass Session three – Plot your International Career with Sabia Schwarzer, Global Head of Communications, Brand and Corporate Affairs at Merck Group

“It is all about your life goals. Keep them at the centre of every career move. Push for them!” was the central message Sabia Schwarzer provided as a GWPR Empower Mentor in her session on plotting an international career

GWPR EMPOWER Masterclass Session two – Leadership in Times of Crisis with Clarissa Haller, Senior Partner at Dynamics Group in Zurich, Switzerland

Summary of the session by Arina Flyugova, Corporate Affairs Manager, HEINEKEN and GWPR Empower programme mentee

GWPR EMPOWER Masterclass Session one – Insights on Agency Leadership by Nancy Ruscheinski

Blog post by EMPOWER mentee Caroline York, Head of Corp Comms, Aqumon, Hong Kong