ACADEMIC CIRCLE
altWFPG believes that providing the next generation of women leaders with the tools to succeed is the key to promoting women’s voices in foreign affairs. The organization provides a forum for professionals to connect with one another across sectors and generations. Our roundtable discussions enable future leaders to interact with role models in the foreign policy community.

Join WFPG as a member of our Academic Circle and offer your students the chance to connect with women role models from across the field of international affairs. Academic Circle membership is open to career centers, departments, Washington semester programs, and schools who want to offer their students access to our Young Professional Network mentoring roundtables, online and in-person career programming, global affairs programming, and our network of international affairs professionals. WFPG issue-based programming and professional development programs are open to all students. WFPG's Young Professional Network and 1:1 mentoring programs designed for students and young professionals who identify as women. Academic Circle Memberships are available for the calendar or academic year (January 1–December 31 or June 1–May 31).

ACADEMIC CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
  • Expand your student's network and connect them with women leaders and scholars working in international affairs
  • Access to the WFPG's YP Network events online and in person in NY and DC
  • Complimentary admission for your students to all in-person and online career programming and networking receptions
  • Substantial discounts and ticket raffles for in-person global issues programs
  • Recognition of your school on our website and our online directory, providing a public forum to showcase your school's commitment to advancing women's leadership
  • Priority consideration for co-sponsorship and the opportunity to circulate invitations and information sessions
ACADEMIC CIRCLE LEVELS
$1000 per academic year - Programs with 500 or fewer students
$2000 per academic year - Programs with 1000 or fewer students
$5000 per academic year - Programs with over 1000 students

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ENGAGING AND INSPIRING NEXT GENERATION LEADERS
We believe that mentoring is a two-way street and WFPG encourages our members to engage across generational boundaries and benefit from each other's knowledge. WFPG offers a forum where women of all ages can broaden their networks, mentor those new to the field and be mentored by those who have come before them. Through Mentoring Forums, career forums, and internships, the WFPG provides students and young professionals with the opportunity to meet with international affairs professionals to discuss career experiences and to learn first-hand what tools are needed to excel in their fields. In addition to the organization's hallmark Mentoring Forums, WFPG has organized numerous other activities over the years including career panels, a big sister program, career fairs and seminars. WFPG also offers discounted student and young professional memberships and competitive and substantive internships which equip young women with the skills needed to excel in the field of international affairs.
alt BUILD YOUR CAREER events are career-driven programs held throughout the year that focus on entering the field of international affairs, how to succeed in your position, and what different career paths look like. Programs include skills-focused and career-specific discussions as well as larger panel discussions and workshops on public speaking, salary negotiation, and virtual networking.
alt WFPG's Young Professional Network is a member-led discussion group open to students and young professionals who identify as women. The Network hosts professional development, mentoring and smaller substantive issues discussions--as well as networking happy hours and social events. During our virtual and in-person roundtables, mid and senior-level professionals join the Network for informal conversations on career paths, current projects, and experiences in the field. 
alt Mentoring Forums encourage and promote the next generation of leaders by providing students and young professionals the opportunity to meet with international affairs professionals to discuss career experiences and to learn firsthand what tools are needed to excel in their fields. Annual mentoring forums are held in Washington, DC and New York City.
alt GLOBAL ISSUES Events encourage and promote the next generation of leaders by providing students and young professionals the opportunity to meet with international affairs professionals to discuss career experiences and to learn firsthand what tools are needed to excel in their fields. Annual mentoring forums are held in Washington, DC and New York City.