Since WIIS relocated to CSIS in 2011, we have been working on our "behind-the-scenes" infrastructure, including creating an interactive platform for our members and supporters. When we left Georgetown University, the database, which has been so essential to members to connect with each other, had to be deactivated. We have heard from many of you that this platform is a fundamental asset to reach out to peers in your expertise areas, facilitate new mentoring relationships, and grow your professional network. We are happy to inform you that we have collaborated with CSIS to create a new tool to continue offering this service. The platform will allow you to create a profile, search the database, and access specific professional development opportunities.
Since this database is new, the membership profiles from our former database had to be deleted and you will be asked to create a new profile detailing your professional background, areas of expertise and interests.
We will be instituting a new subscriber fee of $55 to access this database and receive associated benefits described below. As you are aware, WIIS is responsible for paying for its own operational costs at CSIS and the subscriber fee will offset the costs of providing these services. The fee and any additional donations you make to WIIS are tax-deductible.
The $55 annual fee allows you to:
Be part of a community of peers who value and support women contributions, participation, and gender awareness in the peace and security field.
Create a personalized profile and access a new, customized database of WIIS members to support your virtual networking.
Build mentoring relationships with WIIS experts and peers in our network, conveniently and quickly accessible via the database.
Have the opportunity to be recommended by WIIS as experts for professional opportunities such as public speaking, media appearances, specific positions and consultancies by creating a profile with your expertise in the database.
Be invited to pre-register for select WIIS events and leadership development programs where space is limited.
Receive the WIIS JobsHotline, which includes jobs, internships, fellowships, conferences, and courses.
Receive the WIIS This Week e-newsletter that includes information on WIIS activities, public events, and opportunities of interest to the WIIS community worldwide.
Receive the WIIS Quarterly e-newsletter that highlights WIIS programs, profiles the activities of WIIS groups around the world, and shares news about member accomplishments.
TO BECOME A WIIS SUBSCRIBER, PLEASE GO TO:
WIIS non-subscribers will continue to receive the monthly WIIS director's note and general invitations for events open to the public.