EWG members represent all branches of the federal government, including current employees, those retired from the federal service, current and former political appointees, current and former members of the armed forces of the United States, and former federal employees who are now in the non-profit and corporate sectors.

As an EWG member, you can take advantage of these exciting benefits:

EWG offers a wide variety of scheduled events throughout the year. Many of our events are aimed at providing members with opportunities to learn the skills necessary to succeed in executive level positions, such as our annual professional conference. EWG also prioritizes offering social events for our members, where they can relax and enjoy the company of others.

Mentorship is at the heart of EWG, as we believe it is a great way to give back to the profession and encourage more women to engage in executive level positions. EWG offers unique opportunities to mentor and/or be mentored by others within similar fields. We offer specialized events to provide our members with the necessary relationships and guidance to advance through both their professional and personal goals.

EWG members have access to our personal Career Resources compendium, which includes a large collection of useful tools and advice to help our members progress throughout their careers. EWG also offers events targeted toward improving professional skill sets and career development among our members.

We believe it is important to provide all members with EWG news and events regularly, with an emphasis on ease of access to such information. The EWG website offers members a hub featuring all the information they need to make the most out of their memberships. The website is updated frequently with the latest happenings among EWG members, showcasing their accomplishments. Events are also posted, ensuring that all members are kept well-informed about potential programming that may interest them.

EWG members receive exclusive discounts on meeting registrations, membership renewals, as well as other items through periodic promotions. EWG events also allow members opportunities to personally connect with various vendors and sponsors within related areas of interest.

EWG promotes engagement among members and open dialogue throughout the organization. To create an inclusive atmosphere, we regularly encourage members to take on leadership roles to express what they hope to get from EWG. Members are invited to apply for positions such as serving on a special committee, running for an elected position, or offering testimonial support for certain EWG programs.


  • • Founding members.

Women in the following categories:

  • • Presidential appointees with Senate confirmations, including members of the Federal judiciary;
  • • Holders of elective Federal office;
  • • Senior Executives, GS-15, or their equivalents and above in the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branches of the Federal Government; regulatory agencies; and the Foreign Service;
  • • Officers and senior enlisted members of the armed forces of the UnitedStates.

Membership is authorized for women who departed honorably and who were not members of EWG prior to or at the time of their departure at the level of GS-15 or the equivalent and above in the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branches of the Federal Government; regulatory agencies; foreign service; and armed forces of the United States.

Honorary membership may be granted to individuals by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.


  • • EWG offers membership terms ranging from 1 to 5 years in length. Individuals can take advantage of unique discounts in membership rates and save up to $75 depending on the membership tier they choose.
  • • EWG also offers a lifetime membership, where members are only required to pay a one-time fee at the beginning of their membership. This option not only generates a significant savings in membership dues but is also especially useful to take away the hassle of renewing current memberships yearly. Lifetime members receive special perks in EWG including, but not limited to, special recognition at EWG events and exclusive benefits during event registration and attendance.
1-Year-Membership: $65
2-Year-Membership: $100
$30 savings
5-Year-Membership: $250
$75 savings
Lifetime-Membership: $1000
Receive special recognition at EWG events