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General FAQs

What is The International Association of Women (IAW)?

The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online professional networking platform that provides nearly one million women the forum, education, and services to thrive in an interconnected world.

IAW members have diverse backgrounds, beliefs, perspectives, and lifestyles with one common bond—their ability to succeed. Through 100+ local chapters, in person and virtual events, our community empowers each other to realize their dreams, acquire the connections and knowledge needed to rise, and build better work-life integration and confidence vital to lead.

Founded in Chicago in 2017, IAW is a division of Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPDN), a global network tailored to provide diverse professionals worldwide with access to networking and employment opportunities.

Who can join the IAW?

We welcome all women who are committed to supporting one another for personal and professional success.

Why should I join the IAW?

IAW provides you with the connections, knowledge, and services to thrive in an interconnected world. As a member you will access online and in-person opportunities tailored to your goals, helping you to:

  • Expand your network, when you connect with nearly one million members by attending local chapter, regional, national, and international events. Online you can access social platforms and participate in monthly eChapter meetings, where you will learn from and share experiences with women around the world who are recognized experts in their fields.
  • Ignite your career by applying for exclusive jobs through our job boards, accessing resources to grow in your current role and utilizing tools to elevate your personal brand.
  • Hone your skills by creating an online learning path and participating in seminars and online training sessions, including unlimited access to more than 1,000 on-demand webinars facilitated by our partners Star 12 and Lorman.
  • Build better work life integration practices by attending an eCoaching session connecting you with professional career and life coaches from within your IAW network.
  • Save money with member-only discounts for services to grow your business, evolve in your current role, and live a healthy and positive lifestyle.
  • Promote your brand when you interact with other members, utilize our internal marketing support, get published on one of our channels, or speak at an in-person or virtual event.
  • Stay inspired by reading our Monday Motivation newsletter, learning from other members, and accessing content covering personal and professional topics.

Are you affiliated with any other women's associations?

IAW is affiliated with the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), which is also a brand of Professional Diversity Network, Inc. While IAW and NAPW members currently share many of the same benefits, IAW was created to represent a natural evolution of NAPW, with a global reach and an expanded set of benefits.

I am an NAPW member, does this mean I also receive membership in IAW?

Yes, all current NAPW members are members of IAW. You will continue to renew at the rate you joined NAPW.

How is IAW different from other women’s associations?

IAW is one of the largest women’s organizations with a global reach. We offer a blend of networking, professional development with a dose of motivation to help you realize your dreams, rise and lead. Through our large reach we are able to provide resources that smaller organizations can’t provide. Perhaps more significantly, IAW is one of the only organizations that is part of a publicly-traded global corporation which has as its mission the success of its members. Our publicly-traded status means that we are subject to all of the checks and balances that privately-owned businesses often are not. In addition, over 95% of our IAW employees are women, which means that every decision we make is made by women who respect and understand what you want in an organization like ours.

How much does IAW membership cost?

Can I cancel my IAW membership?

Yes. Depending on the status of your membership and account, certain fees and restrictions may apply. If you have questions about your membership, please e-mail us at You can also call 888-852-1600 to speak with one of our team members.

Privacy and Security FAQs

Who has access to online information about IAW members?

Detailed member information is only available to other IAW members who have obtained a secure user name and password. Basic information is available to the general public in our online membership directory.

How do I obtain a user name and password?

Only paid members may obtain a user name and password to view detailed information about other members.

I’m unable to log in. What do I do?

Please click the "Forgot your password" link below the log-in box, which allows you to submit a request to reset your user name and password. Please be sure to provide your email address. Log in details will be sent to this address. If you did not provide an email address when you registered for membership, please contact us directly so that we may assist you in creating a new password. Simply call 888-852-1600. You can also e-mail us at

How can I update my profile or account information?

Please e-mail changes, revisions, or updates to or call us at 888-852-1600

Where is IAW located?

IAW, Inc.'s headquarters are located at 801 W. ADAMS STREET SUITE 600 CHICAGO, IL 60607

Applicant FAQs

Can I put the IAW logo on my business cards?

Yes. You may download our logo for use on business cards or your Web site.

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