All about WSWE membership

Thinking about joining? Come to our next open meeting.

Attending one of our regular meetings is the perfect way to see if WSWE is right for you. Most meetings are open to prospective members, so feel free to join us. Guest tickets for our regular monthly meetings are $35 – and we make it easy for you to register and pay online. View our upcoming meetings here.

Ready to sign up? Here’s how our flexible memberships work.

All women business owners in Chicago’s west suburbs are eligible to apply for WSWE membership. View and complete our online application here.

As a member, you’ll save on meeting costs. For example, first-year dues for regular members are $240, or just $20 per monthly meeting, as compared with our $35 monthly guest ticket. (See below for membership options.)

Our pro-rated dues make it easy for you to join anytime and pay only for the months remaining in the membership year, which ends on June 30.

You’ll also enjoy the many member benefits we offer exclusively for women entrepreneurs who are part of our community.

Questions? Email our Membership Chair.

A membership for every type of woman entrepreneur.

Regular Membership

If you’ve been in business for at least one year and your company is more than 50% woman-owned, you are eligible for regular membership in WSWE. Franchise owners and independent contractors qualify for regular membership.

$240 Annual Dues | New Regular Member
$295 Annual Dues | Returning Regular Member


Affiliate Membership

If you are a professional woman who is not a business owner, but you fulfill a senior leadership role within an independently owned small business or association, you are eligible for this level of membership.

$360 Annual Dues | Affiliate Membership


Corporate Affiliate Membership

A local business that is less than 50% woman-owned may apply to join WSWE as a corporate affiliate. Member companies can choose up to two professional women on staff to attend our monthly meetings.

$750 Annual Dues | Corporate Affiliate Membership

Current members: we make it easy for you to renew.

If you’re currently a member of WSWE, you will receive a renewal notice via email just before the membership year ends on June 30. The email will confirm the amount of your renewal dues and give you the option to pay online with a credit or debit card. If you prefer to pay by check, just bring your payment to the July meeting or mail it to the WSWE Treasurer at the address shown in your renewal email.

Questions about renewal payments? Contact our Treasurer.