Supporting women in business

Developing women's careers

Connecting professional women

Support at every stage

No matter whether you are at the beginning of your career or at the height of it, Professionelle offers professional development for working women at all stages of their careers.

Thoroughly research-based, what we offer is action-oriented and affordable.

Connecting you to like minded people

Since 2007, our professional development events have been attended by thousands of career-oriented women who tell us that we offer a safe environment in which to discuss issues, share insights, and gain pragmatic advice that materially benefits them at work.

Becoming a member gives you access to all of our workshops and events at a discounted rate.

Best of all, membership is free. Join Professionelle to get instant access and discounts.

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