PWN Vienna - Annual General Meeting

14 May 2018 18:30 - 21:30 Diplomatische Akademie Wien


Women in diplomacy and women in PWN.

Our Annual General Meeting in May has two key focus points: Women in international diplomacy, and women in PWN Vienna.


This is a German saying that translates into "May creates everything new" and is particularly appropriate for this year's May meeting.

Every two years, the PWN Vienna Co-Presidency changes. We will reflect on the highlights and results of the previous year, and then introduce the new candidates for the 2018-2020 term. Get to know them in person and feel free to place your requests and suggestions for topics in the upcoming term. Who are they? Come and find out! And join us in thanking the current Co-Presidents for all their efforts over the past two years, too.


"Women are particularly good at diplomacy. It does require the human touch... women are much better at having peripheral vision and multi-tasking, and having the capability of telling it like it is. Many of the best diplomats are women, although there are men who can do it."  Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. Secretary of State

If someone asks you to think of a diplomat, what image first comes to mind? A man in a suit? Many men in suits? How many female diplomats can you think of? With the world in constant conflict and no end in sight to the seemingly endless political and trade tensions, diplomacy is more important than ever. Is there such a thing as a women’s perspective in diplomacy?

We are delighted to have two distinguished speakers, Heidi Alberta Hulan and Dr Ewa Nowotny, share their experiences and expertise in a discussion panel moderated by Mickela Moore. Come and share your views on diplomacy and whether a woman's approach is different to that of a man? We are interested to hear what you think!

Event details

Diplomatische Akademie Wien
Favoritenstrasse 15A,
1040, Vienna
Member price
€0 per attendee
Non-member price
€15 per attendee
Other details
Diplomatische Akademie Students are welcome to attend for free. Please drop us a line to register your attendance via this email:
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14 May 2018
Annual General Meeting & "Women in Diplomacy"
18:30 - 19:00 Registration and Networking

Check-in at our registration desk for your personalised name-tag.

19:00 - 19:15 Introduction

Speaker: Co-President Simona Beschia

19:15 - 20:15 "Women in Diplomacy" - Panel Discussion

Speakers: Canadian Ambassador Heidi Alberta Hulan and University of Vienna Board Chair Dr Ewa Nowotny

Moderator: PWN Advisory-Board Member Mickela Moore

20:15 - 20:40 A look back on the past PWN year

Review of PWN Vienna 2017 Events by Co-President Gisela Ebermayer Minich

Presentation of Financial Statements and Audit Report by Treasurer and Audit Team, Lenka Moeller, Catherine Tezcan and Michelle Gostony

20.40 - 21:10 Presentation of Candidates for the next Co-Presidency Term 2018-2020
21:10 - 21:30 Networking


  • Ms Dr. Ewa Nowotny
    Board Chair University of Vienna VIEW PROFILE
  • Ms Heidi Alberta Hulan
    Canadian Ambassador to Austria Austrian Embassy VIEW PROFILE

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