A community that spans the globe.
WIAN provides members with a unique international environment and the opportunity to connect, collaborate and learn. Members have access to opportunities, information, resources, experts, and most importantly - each other. We are a truly global network of women, of over 200 women from all walks of life, levels of experience, and perspectives - based all over the globe.
School leavers, apprentices and individuals without degrees and/or formal experience.
The network that supports, no matter what.
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.
Become a member
Tailored and relevant content for your personal, professional and career development, regularly to your inbox.
Exclusive job roles, offers and benefits from partners and collaborators, 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.
How it 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.
ABIGAIL (29), UNITED KINGDOM