Where women in international affairs meet.

A global community for women, by women.

Building an international career is hard, but the right social capital - your network, access to opportunities and supportive contacts - make all the difference. WIAN is a unique environment that provides members with a safe space to connect and collaborate on a global scale. Members have access to opportunities, resources, expertise, and most importantly - each other. Whether you are a senior executive mid-level professional angling for a promotion, or a recent graduate applying for your first job, WIAN is a curated community hub of over 3000 women from all walk of life and perspectives, sharing real-time advice, resources, and international job opportunities.

Community. Connection.
The best things in life are free.

Claim your space in the network, free to cancel at any time. You'll receive:

  • Your own profile in WIAN's online community and professional network of women.

  • Tailored content for your personal, professional and career development.

  • Exclusive job roles, offers and benefits from industry partners, directly to your inbox.

  • Priority access to our member's only annual mentorship programme. 

  • Exclusive membership only events with professionals in the international affairs industry.

    • ​PLUS early bird access AND discounted tickets to WIAN and partner events.

Personal and professional support at all stages.

A common misconception is that WIAN is just for young, entry-level women. Wrong! While we place special attention on the issues that early career women, graduates and students face - we are a platform for women of all ages, experience and capabilities. Whether you are an experienced woman professional, a recent graduate on an entry-level scheme, an entrepreneur or looking to switch careers, you can find a home for yourself here and get the support, knowledge and skills you need. 

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C-Suite, Directors and Executive management professionals.

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Career changers looking to get into international sector.

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Freelancers, entrepreneurs and other non-traditional professions

How membership works.

While membership is free, WIAN's Community and Engagement team vet each and every application. This is to ensure that each member is the right fit for the network, understands the community guidelines and will participate respectfully and professionally with their peers. 

Fill in the membership application, which should take 5-10 minutes. You application will be reviewed within 3 working days, and you will receive a notification to the email address you signed up with, if your application has been successful. You will also receive your initiation documents, and can start connecting, engaging and networking with the other women in the community. 

What is the Women in International Affairs Network?

WIAN is a community platform and curated global ecosystem for a generation of women future leaders, policy-makers, legislators, entrepreneurs and innovators using their careers to make the world a better place. From international development, foreign policy, international trade, human rights, technology, and social entrepreneurship, we have created a safe and authentic digital space for women at all levels and backgrounds to have community, conversations and career support through our membership.

What do I get as a member?

Membership to our network means exclusive access to our curated community hub, priority access to our public and exclusive event programming, as well as a members-only content, resources and services. Members can live-chat one another, respond in real time to community posts, have access to our dilemma service as well as life-time discounts to our resource guides, toolkits and workbooks. We are always looking for ways to deliver more to our members, so don't hesitate any longer - sign up now!

How long do I have to be a member for?

For as long as you want! We've made a commitment to offering our basic membership package for free, but will offer other, paid options for members who want a more intimate expericne. All our plans are offered on a rolling monthly or yearly basis - and you can cancel your subscription at any time.

Do I need to be a member to receive the newsletter?

You don't have to be a member to receive WIAN's monthly round-up newsletter, but you won't have access to the member's only zine, which is a weekly download of career and industry relevant content, features, priority discounts and access to our programming and services, and other exclusive membership perks.


WIAN is the only space that provided me with a space for open dialogue on a global scale. I'd recommend it to any woman, at any stage, seeking support and a place to call home.