Become a Member

WIIS Welcomes You

When you become a member of WIIS you become part of a global network of over 15,000 members who are all committed to one ambitious goal: closing the gender equality gap worldwide.

WIIS global membership is an inclusive community where individuals in all career stages come together, collaborate, educate, and mobilize. We encourage anyone who supports gender equality and a diverse, inclusive approach to global peace and security to join our cause.

Join and activate your WIIS membership today!

Membership Types:

Young Professional Membership

$50.00/ Annually

Students can join for a discounted price of $35.00/ year. To receive this discount, sign up through this link. 


  • Access our membership portal to create a profile featuring your publications and accomplishments and to network with other members
  • Seek career advancement through the WIIS Job Board, with employment opportunities, fellowships, grants, and more
  • Learn from and mingle with fellow leaders at events in Washington, D.C., the U.S., and worldwide
  • Elevate your career by publishing op-eds, essays, policy briefs, and articles on the WIIS blog
  • Participate in our mentorship program, to learn from seasoned experts to help pave the way for success
  • Access exclusive professional development resources
  • Explore exclusive discounts offered to WIIS members on events, conferences, books and more

Professional Plus (+) Membership

$100.00 /Annually

All the benefits included in the Young Professional membership and:

  • Submit panel & speakers ideas for WIIS events
  • Gain visibility as an expert by securing media interviews through our Speaker’s Bureau
  • Participate in high-level policy discussions as a panelist
  • Start a WIIS Chapter or Affiliate
  • Support the next generation of leaders by becoming a mentor

Institutional Membership

WIIS offers institutional memberships and partnerships to a number of different organizations dedicated to advancing women’s leadership and supporting research on gender and security. These include Universities, Think-tanks and Non-Profit Organizations. WIIS provides our partner organizations’ staff, faculty, and students unlimited access to WIIS memberships, allowing them to join WIIS at no additional cost to the individual.


All the benefits included in the Professional Plus (+) membership and:

  • Downloadable Student Resources, Guides, and Toolkits
  • Access to Exclusive Partner Content
  • Submit Panel Ideas and Speakers for sponsored WIIS events
  • Submit featured jobs, publications, and events to be shared with the WIIS network

For more information on institutional membership, please contact WIIS’ Senior Manager for Programs and Partnerships, Roksana Verahrami, at [email protected]