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“Employees who are 'engaged and thriving' are 59% less likely to look for a job with a different organization in the next 12 months.” Keeping a strong workplace culture is important regardless of the size or nature of your organization. - Bonusly

“Because diversity in leadership breeds innovation”. There are countless examples of the value women bring to leadership. - Take the Lead

“93% of global citizens will have a more positive image of an organization that supports social issues (like gender equality in the workplace)”. - Sustainable Brands

Is your organization invested in the future of leadership in international education?

The Global Leadership League was started by a group of women in international education for the purposes of advancing women’s leadership skills, knowledge and connections.

The League is focused on innovative content and universal delivery methods to engage and empower women leaders. Specifically, the League aims to provide unique content and opportunities, often bringing in speakers from other industries or in partnership with other impactful women’s organizations around the world in both an online and in-person environment.

The League activities include but are not limited to:

  • Signature networking events held in conjunction with conferences or more local LINK events held in regions/towns throughout the world;
  • Webinars featuring timely and relevant topics designed to provide tangible outcomes for all education abroad professionals.
  • Mentoring Circlesand Career Coaching opportunities for women at all professional levels;
  • Substantive professional development opportunities to work in the League to help women gain new skills or contribute their expertise;
  • Monthly newsletters and members-only web content featuring relevant articles from inside and outside the field of international and higher education; and
  • Limelight interviews with trendsetters and iconic women from the field.

How can your organization or institution be involved?

The League is for everyone…women in international education and their peers of any gender!

There are two tiers of organizational membership: 

Advocate Program

Group Membership 

Compare the Advocate program and the Group Membership program 


Invoices are auto generated when you sign up for any of the membership categories and can be paid with credit card using the paypal portal. You do NOT need a paypal account. If you need to send a check or receive a different invoice, please contact the League at info@globalleadershipleague.com. Membership is not accepted until the invoice is paid in full. Membership is based on your sign-up anniversary and renewal notices are sent out appx. 30 days prior to the membership expiring.

For more information contact us at info@globalleadershipleague.com.


Becoming a League Advocate demonstrates your organization’s commitment to equity and professional development, and offers you access to a high-profile partner in supporting the next generation of women leaders in international education.

The League Advocates program goals include:

  • Assist participating organizations and institutions in supporting, developing, and mentoring staff of all levels
  • Provide a means for organizations and institutions to demonstrate their commitment to supporting women’s leadership and engagement in international education
  • Engage Advocates in the League mission and planning
  • Increase number of organizational and institutional partners of the League

As part of the benefits of participation, Advocates receive:

  • Unlimited individual memberships for staff directly employed in the international programs department with the Advocate organization;
  • Unlimited access to content and training resources;
  • Reduced registration rates for workshops and League events;
  • Logo listing on Global Leadership League Website and materials;
  • Listing as a League Advocate at events;
  • Priority opportunity for high profile event sponsorship;
  • Permission to display the League logo on own websites as appropriate and link to the League information and events;
  • Involvement in setting training and professional development priorities and programs; and
  • An organizational profile in the League newsletter once per year.

Your investment as an Advocate on behalf of your organization and entire staff is an annual cost of $3000. Compare this to other organizational memberships, or, more likely paying for individual membership for all your staff, where your investment could equate to over $10,000/year.

For more information about the Advocate program, please contact our Executive Team Members: Martha Johnson, Assoc. Dean University of Minnesota Twin Cities marthaj@umn.edu or Cynthia Banks, Executive Director, The Global Leadership League, info@globalleadershipleague.com.


If an organization is not able to be in the Advocate program, we offer a tiered membership scheme for groups.  Your organization will need to appoint a membership administrator. The administrator will enter the basic name and email of their members and then each member can complete their application once they log in using their unique login/password. You control who is in your membership bundle each year.

In 2017, we offered a unique introductory group rate for organizations who wanted to help us build the organization.  We thank our Founding Circle Supporters for their generosity in helping us launch the League!

Starting in January 2018, the regular group membership rates are as follow.  These rates apply also to membership renewals.  Rates are subject to change. 

Level 1 - $325 USD (includes 2-5 members)

Level 2 - $650 USD (includes 6-10 members)

Level 3 - $975 USD (includes 11-15 members)

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