Who we are.
We are a digital membership platform disrupting mainstream narratives about gender, youth equality and career development in the international industry. Our members have access to one-to-one mentorship and industry experts, forums to get answers to their burning career questions and a platform to build lasting connections. We are the number one destination for women in international affairs and have built a powerful community that spans the globe and connects women of all backgrounds, orientations and experiences.
At WIAN, we envision a diverse, inclusive and equitable industry, that nurtures and facilitates gender and youth equity, with women not just represented but also supported, given fair and equal access to opportunities and training throughout their career journey.
For this purpose, we are building the most supportive international career network for women to connect, collaborate, build and learn from each other. We take a holistic approach, and through our community-based approach, equip women with the social capital to successfully build their international careers.
Whether it be development, foreign policy, international business, politics, trade or human rights, our mission is to prepare and equip women with the social capital, industry relevant skill-sets and knowledge to progress their careers and secure international job opportunities. We do this by creating safe, authentic spaces for women to connect, creating engaging and relevant content, hosting insightful events that speak to the experiences of women and providing our members with direct access to the best jobs in the sector. Our goal is to nurture a generation of women professionals, future leaders, advocates, innovators, change and decision-makers.
Equal access to opportunities
We believe that to compete on the international stage and secure decent job opportunities, women need equal access to knowledge, resources and institutions. We want to see more young women and entry level candidates develop and refine their technical and vocational skills, and for training, education, mentorship to continue throughout a woman’s career.
What we stand for.
Our work, mission and values are fundamentally intertwined with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). Our objectives are to:
To create a platform and thriving community for women of all experiences in the international sector to connect, collaborate, mentor and foster long term relationships with one another, from the start of the career and well on into the future.
To facilitate safe spaces for women of all ages, races, experience and abilities to gain relevant insights and have authentic conversations about careers in international affairs.
To make visible and create more opportunities and resources for women in the international affairs sector, particularly for entry level candidates (students, graduates and early career professionals).
To increase the diversity, representation and equity of women and young women globally, and in the top international organisations and institutions.