Chapters & Affiliates

Chapters and Affilates

To maximize its outreach, WIIS encourages the creation of U.S. Chapters and International Affiliates. Chapters and Affiliates enhance WIIS’s efforts to advance the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international security. WIIS Chapters and Affiliates operate independently but in close contact with WIIS Global. Currently, WIIS has a network of nine U.S. Chapters and 25 International Affiliates.


Name of Chapter or AffiliateWIIS Italy
Type of UpdateGeneral Update
TitleWIIS Italy Mentoring Program

WIIS Italy has launched its first edition of the mentoring program to encourage professional development for women working in International Affairs. This program allows women to strengthen themselves and partner with other women to share their knowledge and experiences in the field. The program is aimed at providing direct relationships and contacts for networking to women working towards progress. The mentoring program has many facets as well. While some meetings are focused on specific topics, such as Women in Diplomacy, other meetings are trainings for women to develop in their fields of expertise. These meetings are also combined with one-to-one meetings between mentees and mentors.

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The WIIS Chapters and International Affiliates operate independently, but under the guidance of WIIS Global, to fulfill the mission of WIIS, promoting and advocating for women leaders in the international peace and security field with their programming and activities. Legally, U.S. Chapters work as part of WIIS Global.

WIIS has members- women and men -in 47 countries and on six continents. WIIS members work in international organizations, government, NGOs, think tanks, universities, corporations, and media outlets around the world.