About AWE

The Association for Women in Events is an inclusive community dedicated to the professional advancement of women in all facets of the events industry.

In 2015, we started a movement that was built by and for our inaugural members and board of directors. Since inception, our mission has received global support, spanning four continents. AWE aims to be a community and resource aggregator, an organization that is inclusive and welcoming, collaborative and all-encompassing. We created the Women in Events Hall of Fame and co-developed the Events Industry Sexual Harassment Task Force.

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Membership at AWE is focused on advocacy and career enhancement. We host hundreds of events across the globe, from Frankfurt, Germany, to Washington, D.C., USA, to Wellington, New Zealand. We partner with industry organizations such as IMEX and MPI to ensure that women are properly represented and provided opportunities for unique networking and content. AWE’s membership benefits include access to in-person events and members-only webinars, as well as an immediate coaching program, the membership directory, a Facebook group built with intentional discussion and connection, discounted rates from our sponsors and more than 40 volunteer and committee opportunities. Individual, faculty, student and lifetime memberships are available!

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AWE Member Benefits

  • Immediate Coaching Program to connect and mentor one another based on specific experience and needs

  • Educational webinars every month to learn from industry leaders and trailblazers

  • Membership directory listing and access to hundreds of like-minded women and men

  • Events calendar that includes networking opportunities tailored to the professional advancement of women

  • Quarterly eNewsletter that includes unique, aggregated material and resources for women, as well as important member updates

  • Facebook group to discuss, collaborate and connect with fellow members

  • Discounted rates on events, products, organizations and more from our sponsors, when applicable

  • Job board to search and share opportunities within the industry (coming soon)

  • Speaker database of experts in relevant topics to collaborate and connect with (coming soon)