Types of membership

You can become a member of IWA either as a Mentor or a Mentee but these categories are not mutually exclusive.

Mentor: Primary motives are to provide educational or professional advice to young women.

Mentee: Primary motives are to seek advice for further enhancement of academic or professional future.


To be eligible for a membership of the IWA you must be a woman who meets one of the following criteria:

  • Have been born in Iran
  • Have an Iranian mother or father
  • Be married to an Iranian
  • Have a genuine interest in Iran and be proposed and seconded by two members of the IWA in writing

Benefits of becoming a member

  • Personal introductions by arrangement to highly accomplished women
  • Exclusive access to IWA’s strategic partner events
  • Priority booking for private events
  • Exclusive access to VIP networking sessions
  • Reduced fees for selected events

Application forms

Please send an e-mail to stating “Mentor Application” or “Mentee Application” in the subject line to receive the appropriate application form. Accepted applicants will be notified within two weeks.

Annual Membership fees

Iranian Residents: £0*

Student Members: £10

Other Members: £20

*All members of the IWA except those who are residing more than 6 months a year in Iran must pay the annual membership fees.