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Our Story

The Association for Women in Events was founded in 2015 by 5 professional women in the events sector.  The founders wanted the vision of the organization to be centered around a central inclusive place for all women to find resources, mentorship, and career guidance/enhancement.  In summer of 2015 a board of 25 was put in to place to develop and guide the mission of the organization.

Membership opened in January 2016 for men and women in all facets of the event and hospitality community. AWE is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

The Future

AWE Membership is focused on career enhancement. AWE has hosted many in person events around the country in 2016, along with online member only webinars and discussions. AWE is also offering great membership benefits such as the immediate coaching program, sponsorship circle, and access to the member database filled with exceptional men and women. We are always looking for volunteers and to hear from you about what you want to see out of AWE so we can make it great. 

View the 2016-2019 AWE Strategic Plan

Member Benefits

Individual AWE Membership

Access to the immediate coaching program through the AWE website

Participate in and view recorded Member Only Webinars

Membership directory

Events Calendar

Industry events benefitting women

Access to AWE events

Discounted rates from our sponsors for AWE members


Members-only Facebook group

Opportunity to apply for Sponsorship Circle


AWE Founding Supporter

A lifetime membership opportunity. For $2,017 you will have lifetime access to the AWE membership benefits. Be a proud supporter of this moment today. (LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE)



Faculty Membership

Faculty and adjunct faculty (part-time faculty) are welcome to apply to the $149 AWE Faculty rate

Please note: You must provide the Association for Women in Events team, a current link to your university biography with affiliated university. If your university does not create this, please provide your offer letter (that features work dates--but redact any personal information such as salary, or social security number, etc.). 

To be eligible, you must be working in this capacity for the past two "higher education" academic school years.  

A qualification of future faculty will be evaluated on on a case by case basis. Please email your inquiry to (


Student Membership

$40/year for students for 100% of full AWE access as a non-voting member. Individual must be a full or part time student, and be able to show proof of at least 6 credits taken.

This membership can only be renewed for 5 years. After that, the individual will be required to join as a full member.


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