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.

The dedication to the professional advancement of women in our industry is evident with hundreds of shoutouts in national and international publications, including a handful of cover stories.

AWE and our leaders have been recognized via Smart Meetings Magazine’s Smart Women of the Year, a Diversity in Executive Leadership Program Scholar, Connect’s 40 Under 40, Bizzabo’s 60 Most Influential Event Professionals, BizBash’s Collaborate America’s Collaboration Artist Award, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, Women World Awards Startup of the Year, Meetings Today’s Movers + Shakers List, PCMA’s Visionary Awards, Meetings Today’s Meeting Trendsetters and Northstar Meetings Group’s 25 Most Influential People.

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!

History & Mission of AWE

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)



AWE Member Types

Individual AWE Membership ($195/year)
Renewed annually from the date of membership registration and available to any individual (planner or supplier of any gender) in the events, hospitality or travel/tourism industry.

Faculty Membership ($149/year)
Renewed annually from the date of membership registration and available for faculty and adjunct faculty. Please note: You must provide the Association for Women in Events team a current link to your biography with affiliated university. If your university does not supply this, please provide your offer letter featuring your work dates (remove any personal information such as salary, social security number, etc.). To be eligible, you must be working in this capacity for the past two "higher education" academic school years. Qualification for faculty membership will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please email your inquiry to admin@womeninevents.org.

Student Membership ($40/year)
Renewed annually from the date of membership registration and available for full-time or part-time students as non-voting members. Must be able to show proof that you are currently enrolled with at least six credits. This membership can be renewed for up to five years, upon which, you will be required to join as an individual member.

AWE Lifetime Membership ($2,018 one-time fee)
Support AWE on a larger scale and earn lifetime AWE membership. Limited availability per year.



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