Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ellevate?

Ellevate is a global professional women's network, and we are dedicated to the economic engagement and advancement of women worldwide. To learn more about how we invest in women, head over to our About Us page. Or, you can explore different membership levels and options for joining our community here.

What’s so great about networking?

Networking has been cited as the No. 1 "unwritten rule of success" in business. And when it comes to connecting our members with experts and leaders in their fields, our organization is second to none. If you believe, like we do, that networking is key to professional success—and that it is a skill that can unlock countless of foreseen and unforeseen opportunities—then you are a natural fit for Ellevate. We look forward to connecting.

I know someone who should be part of Ellevate. How can I invite her?

We are always looking to expand our community. If you know someone who is a great fit for our network, contact us! Or, if you are already a member, simply send your friend, colleague, mentor or other acquaintance an invitation via your member dashboard.

Where are your chapters located?

As a global network, Ellevate has chapters all over the world. Click here for a comprehensive list of regional chapters near you.

What industries are your members in?

One of the biggest strengths of our network is our reach. Ellevate’s network of professional women span all industries—from fashion to finance—and stages of their professional careers. They are thought leaders. They are innovators. They are board members and CEOs. They are women at the tops of their fields and women working their way there. No matter what business you’re in, Ellevate can add value. Connect with us today and get started.

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

We strongly believe that networking and lifelong learning are the most important ingredients in the recipe for success. Our benefits reflect this ideal and include one-of-a-kind opportunities to attend in-person events; get advice from members on smart ways to manage your life and career; establish relationships with other like-minded women; and raise your professional profile. Higher-level memberships offer access to exclusive events, featured content opportunities, VIP conferences and more.

Our network is made up of an accomplished, diverse and inspiring community of amazing women. We bet you’re one of them. Explore our membership levels and apply for the one that best fits your professional needs.

I used to be a member. How can I rejoin?

That’s great! We can’t wait to cross paths again. First, explore our membership levels . Then, apply for the one that best fits you and your professional needs. When you join, our system will recognize that you are a previous member. Have questions? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Ok, you stumped me. I get the newsletter. But am I a member?

Both members and non-members receive our newsletter, so if there is any confusion, we recommend that you contact us to find out. Know you’re not a member and thinking of joining Ellevate? Take a look at our membership levels , and apply for the one that best fits you and your professional needs.

Will my company pay for my membership?

Ellevate is proud to partner with many organizations around the world that are committed to the advancement of their women employees. Contact your HR department to find out whether sponsorship opportunities are currently available.

I’d like to meet with someone at Ellevate.

Interested in speaking with a member of the Ellevate team? To request a meeting with headquarters, please contact us.

How can I stay up to date on Ellevate news?

Keeping up with Ellevate is easy! Sign up for The Morning Boost our ultra-personalized newsletter, to get more women's news, career inspiration, and upcoming Ellevate events delivered right to your inbox.

I’m interested in starting a chapter

Our Chapters are at the core of our global community. Click here to learn more about launching an Ellevate Chapter. We can’t wait to learn all about you and the professional women in your community.

Do you offer discounted or complimentary memberships?

While we do not offer discounted or complimentary memberships, many of our corporate partners are willing to invest in their employees by purchasing memberships on their behalf. If you believe that your company values the professional and economic advancement of women, we encourage you to tell your employer about Ellevate by sharing this link:

What topics do you cover in your events and articles?

Ellevate members create content on and host events around an array of topics and themes—personal branding, reinvention, business skills, global women’s issues, personal finances and taxes, entrepreneurship, work-life balance, new developments in business, leadership and philanthropy, to name a few. When it comes to knowledge and insights, the sky’s the limit. For a list of upcoming events, click here.

Can non-members attend an event?

Sometimes. A limited number of events are open to non-members who are interested in joining the network – think of it as our chance to woo you. Browse upcoming events in your community here.

Can I attend an event without registering?

Unfortunately, we do not take walk-ins. Please review the list of upcoming events here and be sure to plan ahead! Register for any event you are interested in attending before showing up. We can’t wait to see you!

How do I become a member?

Congratulations! We are thrilled that you are interested in joining our growing network of professional women around the world! Getting started is easy. Apply to join Ellevate here .

I’m interested in partnering with Ellevate.

If your organization recognizes the power of investing in women, we’d love to connect. To learn more about how Ellevate works with employers, media partners, advertisers and non-profits, please take a look at our Partner With Us page.

Who are your current partners?

At Ellevate, we are committed to establishing strategic partnerships with top organizations and institutions around the world – ones that invest in women in order to hire, promote and retain the best employees. For a full list of our corporate relationships, you can scan our full Partners List here.

I’m interested in interviewing someone at Ellevate.

Thanks for your interest in our team. For all press inquiries, please fill out the Contact Us form.

What is the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund?

The fund invests in the highest-rated 400-plus companies in the world for advancing women, while providing broad global equity exposure. It is the first and only fund of its kind. Learn more about the fund here.

How do I invest in the Pax Ellevate Global Woman’s Index Fund?

The Ellevate network already is!

A portion of the network’s revenues will be invested in the fund. So by investing in yourself by joining the network, you are helping us invest in other women. Together we are directing investment capital to those companies that do the best jobs in advancing women.

Want to invest directly? As a member of the network, you have the opportunity to invest in the institutional share class of the fund. (In English, that means you pay lower fees.)

For modern investors, it’s no longer about earning a fair investment return OR having an impact; it’s about a fair return AND an impact. This fund represents a market-based solution to the business opportunity and challenge of diversity, a topic all of us at Ellevate care about.

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Does Ellevate own the Pax Ellevate Global Woman’s Index Fund?

The principals of Ellevate Network also own Ellevate Asset Management, which is a stakeholder in the Pax Ellevate Global Woman’s Index Fund. Ellevate Asset Management is not legally connected to Ellevate Network.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Effective June 4, 2014, the Pax World Global Women’s Equality Fund has reorganized into the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund.

An investment in the funds involves risk, including loss of principal. You should consider Pax Ellevate Global Women's Index Fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. For this and other important information, please download a fund prospectus. Please read it carefully before investing.

RISKS: Investment in mutual funds involves risk, including possible loss of principal invested. You could lose money on your investment in the Fund or the Fund could underperform because of the following risks: the market prices of stocks held by the Fund may fall; individual investments of the Fund may not perform as expected; the Fund’s portfolio management practices may not achieve the desired result. The Fund does not attempt to outperform the Index or take defensive positions in declining markets. Accordingly, the Fund’s performance would likely be adversely affected by a decline in the Index. Funds focusing on small/medium companies generally experience greater price volatility. Investments in emerging markets and non-US Securities are generally less liquid and less efficient than investments in developed markets and are subject to additional risks, such as risks of adverse governmental regulation, intervention and political developments. As this Fund can have a high concentration in some issuers the Fund can be adversely impacted by changes affecting issuers. There is no guarantee that the objective will be met and diversification does not eliminate risk.

Fund objective: Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund (the “Fund”) seeks investment returns that closely correspond to or exceed the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Pax Global Women’s Leadership Index* (the “Index”), while maintaining risk characteristics that Pax Ellevate Management LLC (the “Adviser”) believes are generally similar to those of the Index.

Total annual Pax Ellevate Global Women's Index Fund expenses, gross of any fee waivers or reimbursements for Individual Investor Class and Institutional Class are 0.99% and 0.74% respectively as of 5/21/2014 prospectus.

*A custom index calculated by MSCI. One cannot invest directly in an index.

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