Women Who Advance celebrates the remarkable achievements of unique leaders worldwide, and promotes an association sector where diversity and inclusion are taken as necessary prerequisites for change. This initiative would not be possible without a strong network of partners – all dedicated to excellence in association management. In addition to the organisations listed below, we also thank the countless men and women who nominated their female colleagues and peers for WWAA 23.

DGA Association Management
DGA offers a robust suite of services to advance your organization’s interests. We help strategize and tackle the challenges that you face, allowing you to focus on what you do best, affecting change for a better tomorrow.
ZN was founded on an idea 25 years ago, that digital would deeply transform communication and campaigning. Since then, we have been a true pioneer of using innovative tools and strategies and helping organisations, individuals and leaders meet their objectives using out-of-the-box thinking. Over the years, we have explored ways to reach our clients’ goals with creative methods, moving beyond the use of old communication paradigms. We are constantly exploring how trends, technology, and a changing environment are generating new opportunities for our clients to engage most effectively with their audiences and be #OneStepAhead.
Boardroom Magazine
Driving the conversation on the most important topics on association management, Boardroom is considered the global reference point both for the world of associations and within the meetings industry at large. The articles are written by the sector’s most-experienced professionals and the magazine is endorsed and supported by the members of its Association Advisory Board. Additionally, Boardroom offers journalistic services to convention bureaus, congress centres, and business event organizes to help them highlight their key assets and reach highly-qualified leaders of associations through both online and print channels. The goal is to establish connections with the readership of Boardroom.
As part of' mission to promote and reinforce the image of Brussels as the capital of 500 million Europeans, we focus on its unique ecosystem of international associations. With more than 2,400 international associations based in Brussels, this sector is of strategic importance for the number 1 international organisation city in the world (UIA 2019). In our pursuit to strengthen its role as an international capital and a unique gateway to Europe, we have set up a variety of free resources and services addressed to your specific needs, to help you establish, manage and develop your association in Brussels. #Brusselscares4Associations
Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP)
The world’s leading cities for international associations – Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington, D.C. – teamed up to create the Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP) at the end of 2015. This initiative by the official promotion organisations of the four cities –, Dubai Association Centre, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau, and Destination DC – cements the position of the four partner cities as the leading global hubs for international associations and creates synergistic relationships which provides decisive advantages for international associations.
ASSOCIATIONWORLD’s mission is to help build excellence in association business management and to deliver accessible, affordable but premium education to association and non-profit professionals and their organizations.
ESAE - European Society of Association Executives
he European Society of Association Executives is the leading organisation in Europe for bringing together association professionals. We facilitate the exchange of best practices among peers and ensure that current and future leaders understand the association business and strategy. ​ ESAE's resources and networks enable members to grow by offering a platform to exchange best practices and advance their professional development. ESAE members enjoy varied opportunities to learn and swap insights with other association executives across the continent, through a range of events, seminars, networking initiatives and educational activities.
Kadrant is a specialist Brussels-based independent law firm, active in the areas of corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, GDPR and data protection and EU, regulatory and international trade law.