VEP2021 Virtual Entrepreneurship Program Launch

07 April 2021 Language : English

PWN Global Entrepreneurship Committee is pleased to announce the VEP2021 Virtual Entrepreneurship Program’s launch in association with EU Business School and EMCC for women who have launched or who are planning to launch their own business. The program is open to members and non-members of the PWN network and is offered on a part-time, online basis for over nine months.

The program is truly international, with participants expected to come from all 29 PWN city networks and beyond. The participants may already have started their businesses or maybe at the idea stage. The program is flexible and comprises modular, online monthly training sessions, with tailored coaching circles and mentoring support to help participants put the learning into action.

As one of our new partners, EMCC exists to develop, promote, and set the expectation of best practice in mentoring, coaching, and supervision globally to benefit society. This partnership assures that our participants receive the best type of coaching. EMCC provides mentors who care deeply about people andhave incredibly high personal standards and ambitions.


Established in 1973, EU Business School is an international, professionally accredited, high-ranking business school with campuses in Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux, Munich and online. Offering English-taught foundation, bachelor’s, master’s and MBA programs, it is ranked among the top business schools globally and has been awarded four stars for Overall Business Education by QS Stars. Students at EU benefit from an international environment with students and faculty comprising over 100 nationalities. Its programs include state-accredited degrees from the University of Derby, U.K., the University of Roehampton in London, U.K., Dublin Business School, Ireland, and university bachelor’s, master’s and MBA degrees from the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain, (título propio).

Patricia Zeegers, PWN Global’s VP of Entrepreneurship, said: “Women business professionals with a desire or need to start their own business and women entrepreneurs in their first 2 to 3 years who are interested in joining this year’s programme should get in touch now. The COVID-19 pandemic is especially harmful to working women, and it will permanently reshape our world as it continues to unfold. However, some changes will serve women business owners well. Remote work, in some form, is here to stay. And investors are starting to expand their focus and include the impact an organization has into the assessment. It’s time for women to step up and present their solutions to current challenges to the world”.


PWN Global is the largest English-speaking association for accelerating gender-balanced leadership in business and society. With a global community of 60,000 + professionals supported by over 50 corporate partners and 3,500 members, PWN Global is a purpose-driven, not for profit, volunteer-led movement with unparalleled global reach; this provides a thriving environment for potential entrepreneurs.

The network that historically has supported women in their career growth, and more recently is also engaging more men to unite in achieving gender-balanced leadership. The programme’s coaches are men and women from professional, diverse backgrounds crossing cultures, industries, and geographical regions.

PWN Global exists to connect people via our unique global network, inspiring the leaders of today to create exemplary entrepreneurs of tomorrow.


More About PWN Global

PWN Global is a federation of PWN city networks across more than 29 cities worldwide, with over 3500 members representing 90 nationalities. PWN Global exists to advance gender balanced leadership. We believe that better decision making, economic sustainability and a happier society will be realised only by leveraging 100% of the world’s talent. The 'For Purpose’ volunteer association is creating a movement of professional business people and leaders who aspire to accelerate the current pace of change towards gender balanced leadership.  

Members of PWN Global include women and men, corporate partners, collaborative institutions, academic establishments, other networks, forums and supporters of gender balanced leadership. Our COMMUNITY courageously speaks up and proudly puts our values into practice in our own organisations.

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Contact: Emma Olohan,VP of Public Relations, Email: 

Spokesperson for the Virtual Entrepreneurship Programme: Patricia Zeegers, 



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