Each year we convene hundreds women leaders and allies of women’s leadership across the globe at conferences and local gatherings. LINK events provide for the time and space needed to dialogue, think critically about and engage in action that supports and advances women’s leadership.
We need YOU to advance this important effort.
Through our League Information, Networking and Knowledge (LINK) events, we advance our goal of creating a vibrant, safe space for women to share and learn from each other, Networking with colleagues, leaders and advocates of women's leadership is also great way on top of your professional game to reap a number of social benefits. Research shows that greater connectedness leads to better health, happiness and sense of community.
One of the many benefits of membership is to host a LINK event, making you a leader in our award-winning organization, showcasing your skills, deepening your networks, and adding to your portfolio of accomplishments.
In support of our mission and our annual theme of “Amplify,” the League is calling on individuals to host energizing and informal gatherings across the world. LINKs events can be customized with your creative ideas, and can align with the League’s values of innovation, purpose, empowerment, collaboration and positive spirit.
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LINK events are typically no-host, and can include different formats, such as happy hour, lunch or dinner, plenary meetup, coffee talk or even a garden party.
• Local meet-up, primarily social for networking and connecting (recent events include London, St. Louis and Melbourne)
• Event tied to an international education conference, networking and/or invited speaker (EAIE Geneva, NZIEC Auckland, Career
Integration, Washington, DC)
• Regional get-together in conjunction with meeting or conference (NAFSA regionals each autumn)
How much work is involved in hosting?
What information do I need to get started?
LINK event planning is a simple process that you can customize to your own schedule and interests. On average you can expect to spend 5-10 hours in setting the location, promoting and facilitating the event, and following up with attendees and the LINK director.
Can non-members attend or help out with the event?
Yes, the more the merrier! LINK events are open to members and non-members alike. While members only can be the official host, it is very helpful to enlist a colleague or a friend in helping with the event. That way you can share the workload and divide up responsibilities before, during and after.
Initially details include:
I’m excited - how do I sign up to host an event or receive more information?
Members can sign up here to host an event, and will be contacted by a LINK director to begin the planning process. The League will provide a number of resources to help you promote, facilitate and follow up on a great event.