Learn More About PWEN

PWEN started in 2005 as an once a year women's conference, in 2013, PWEN expanded by obtaining our 501c3 non-profit status and becoming a personal and professional development membership organization. In May 2018 PWEN transitioned from a membership model to a global network partnership platform. As of September 2019 we have served just over 15,000 women (since 2013).


PWEN's mission is to strengthen the economic status, leadership, and power of women as they take their success to the next level.

  • EmPOWER - Empower women to own their success. The Initiative will enable women to enhance and develop their quality of life and become architects of their future by presenting opportunities for mental, emotional, spiritual, financial, physical, relational, and professional transformation.

  • Encourage - Provide a non-judgmental space for women to feel safe in sharing their stories while being celebrated for their endurance, achievements, and perseverance.

  • Equip - Training programs to increase the level of knowledge and expertise to sustain and thrive economically, in leadership, owning their power, and living their best lives now.

  • Elevate - A woman’s self-esteem, self-image, and self-confidence are greatly enhanced as she learns her purpose, her various gifts, talents and abilities. Which in turn makes her a better mother, wife, parent, businesswoman, etc. Someone once said that our life reflects our attitudes and therefore having a new attitude will invariably create new results. Thus, it is our goal to help women develop new attitudes toward their circumstances and to help them rise above them.


We believe that women were not created to be perfect but to be whole. When women are operating within their wholeness – authentic, sustainable, success is achievable.  PWEN provides minority women with the access to resources needed to overcome poverty, gender pay gaps, and inadequate educational support. In response to the unmet needs of thousands of women PWEN offers affordable and often free personal and professional development training to help women enter a space of wholeness. Women were not created to be perfect but to be whole, when women are operating within their wholeness authentic sustainable success is achievable.  The aim of personal and professional development is to help women manage their own learning and growth throughout their professional and personal endeavors.


PWEN enjoys serving the entrepreneurial movement through bootcamps, workshops, coaching and mentoring. We have also added specific career training to our development mission and we are now positioned to help women who may be struggling with finding work or a career to become a vibrant business owner while creating their own economy. As of September 2019 we have helped 120 women start businesses.

PWEN uses our foundation of the 7 Pillars of Wholeness to guide our programming:

  1. Mental

  2. Emotional

  3. Spiritual

  4. Financial

  5. Physical

  6. Relational

  7. Professional


Carrie J. Gray Scholarships & Awards Program. The Carrie J. Scholarship Program provides mentoring, training, and financial assistance to underserved young women graduating high school and attending college. PWEN partners with our scholarship recipients for their entire four-year collegiate journey. Please click on our programs page for more details and to learn how you can help.

PWEN Values

  • Transparency

  • No Judgment

  • Accountability

  • Integrity

  • Collaboration

  • Celebration

  • Passion

  • Wellness

  • Resilience


PWEN Affirmations of Belief

I AM a woman, a WOMAN fearfully, and wonderfully created.

I AM a woman of EXTRAORDINARY resources AND capacity to unconditionally support my fellow Sisters.

I AM a woman who BELIEVES in restoration and new beginnings.

I AM a woman who faces adversity as a WARRIOR standing on the firm foundation of my faith.

I AM a woman with a HEART of Servanthood.

I AM a woman who EMBRACES my flaws, CELEBRATES my value, worth, and ABILITY to shine bright.

I AM an ASTUTE business woman CREATING my own economy, IMPACTING my community, the GLOBAL stage, and establishing my LEGACY of great success.

I AM the NURTURING woman of the past, the COURAGEOUS woman of the right now, the FORWARD THINKING woman of the future.

                                                          ------I AM A PHENOM

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