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Women dominate the meetings industry, representing somewhere between 70%-80% of the total workforce. However, women remain a minority in terms of executive leadership and have yet to achieve gender pay equity.

Members of the MPI Women's Community enjoy specialized education designed to help them fulfill their career potential and which is focused on actionable next steps women and their allies can take to raise awareness, and help close the leadership and pay gaps that currently exist.


Community Advisory Board Members: 

Nicole Doebrich
Shannon Ashley


MPI Women

Already a member? Join the online MPI Women Community at MyMPI.

Members of the MPI Women community receive all the benefits of MPI membership, plus so much more.

MPI Academy Webinars

Free community-related educational webinars

Meeting Planner Online Communities

Access to the MPI Women online community


WEC Event Planner Education

Community relevant education at MPI’s  World Education Congress (WEC


Invitations to community meet-ups and other social activities

MPI Academy Certificate Courses

24/7 access to on-demand community-relevant education.
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MPI Academy White Papers

Free access to the Essential Guide to Safety and Security.


Who is Eligible to Join?


Although the education and social activities for the MPI Women’s Community are designed to educate and empower women and women-identifying MPI Members, men and male-identifying MPI Members are welcome to join MPI Women community as allies. MPI Women is an inclusive community because we want to eradicate gender-based crimes, ageism, bias and discrimination in our industry. That means we need cooperation from 100% of the population.

Additional Education and Community Resources

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Women In Leadership

Women In Leadership

Discover the necessary skills to be considered for executive leadership roles.

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CMM Certificate in Meeting Management

Certificate in Meeting Management

Earning your CMM shows the world that you are a strategic thinker ready to assume a leadership role in this industry.

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Inclusive Event Strategist

Inclusive Event Strategist

Discover how to keep a strategy of inclusion at the center of your event’s design and execution. 

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