Wanting professional and personal development?

Join the AWCS for only £22 per year.

Welcome to the Association of Women Chartered Secretaries (AWCS)

As a not-for-profit organisation, run by industry volunteers, we have been supporting the personal and professional development of Women Chartered Secretaries for nearly 100 years.

We support development by offering:

Regular Events – a schedule of professional and personal development topics with the chance to socialise and build your network.

Mentoring scheme – for those new to our profession to draw on the knowledge of more experienced members and those looking to progress further.

Benefits of membership

Becoming a member is just £22 per year, which affords reduced event fees, invites to free member-only events such as our summer party, as well as access to our mentoring scheme.

Non-members are also welcome to join us at the majority of our events at a standard fee rate.

Whilst the AWCS was established to support women in our industry, given the progression seen over the years, we certainly encourage men in our profession to also attend our events as non-members which adds to the diversity of thought and makes us an inclusive organisation.

Upcoming Events

The Committee organises events, at least monthly, ranging from technical, personal development and social events.

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Our sponsors

Robert Walters is one of the world’s leading global specialist professional recruitment and recruitment process outsourcing consultancies, including company secretarial roles.

EY are committed to delivering exceptional client service across four service lines – Assurance, Tax, Advisory and Transaction Advisory Services.

AWCS is a not-for-profit organisation, so relies on the support of key sponsors. The companies above are kindly sponsoring us on an annual basis, allowing us to offer greater benefits to our members.