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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. We've designed several categories of membership to help you get where you want to be. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 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 balance 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. Those interested in becoming part of IAW can enroll directly at iawomen.com/join or if you want to learn more or have any questions, one of our member specialists will be happy to assist you. Please call  888.852.1600 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday. 
  • 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 members by attending local chapter, regional, national, and international events. Online you can access social platforms and participate in monthly regional networking 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 access to more than on-demand webinars and training facilitated by our partners LinkedIn Learning and Lorman.
    • Build better work life balance practices by attending a Leadership Lab 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 Weekly Insider newsletter, learning from other members, and accessing content covering personal and professional topics. 
  • Are you affiliated with any other women's associations?

    IAW has absorbed the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), which was also a brand of Professional Diversity Network, Inc. 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. 
  • How is IAW different from other women’s associations?

    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?

    There are several membership options offering different levels of access to benefits. Click here to review the packages. 
  • Can I cancel my IAW membership?

     Yes. Depending on the status of your membership and account, certain fees and restrictions may apply. For details, please view our FAQs. If you have questions about your membership, please e-mail us at memberservices@Iawomen.com. You can also call 888-852-1600 to speak with one of our team members. 
  • Who has access to online information about IAW members?

    Detailed member information is only available to other IAW members who have obtained a secure username and password. Basic information is available to the general public in our online membership directory.
  • How do I obtain a username 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 email us at memberservices@iawomen.com
  • How can I update my profile or account information?

     Please email changes, revisions, or updates to memberservices@Iawomen.com or call us at 888-852-1600 
  • Where is IAW located?

    IAW, Inc.'s headquarters are located at 55 E. Monroe St. Suite 2120 Chicago, IL 60603