How to Join the HERS Network

Access the HERS Network platform any time by clicking the Member Login tab in the top right corner of HERS website. To activate your subscription, complete the two steps outlined below.


STEP 1:  Log into the HERS Network Portal

  • For HERS Leadership Institute alums from the Denver/June 2017 cohort forward, your log-in credentials are the same as your Leadership Institute login. If you are from a cohort prior to Denver/June 2017, are a graduate of a HERS workshop or seminar, or simply don’t remember your credentials, please complete the steps below to reset your password.
  • To reset your password on the login page, click on forgot your password?
    1. For your username, enter the email address where you receive communication from HERS
    2. If you do not receive an email from Salesforce to reset your password within 10 minutes, please check your spam/junk folder(s), or contact Lauren Inman at for assistance.

Once you are logged in, you will be prompted to update your profile contact info. Please make sure this is up-to-date so HERS members can stay in touch with you.

STEP 2: Activate the Free Trial of HERS Network Membership

To unlock your subscription access, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the Store tab in the top navigation
  2. Within the store, select your subscription
  3. Add the free trial to your order and proceed to checkout
  4. Confirm your order!

You must activate your subscripytion to gain exclusive access to the following resources:

  • Access to the HERS Network Directory
  • Access to exclusive HERS Network events
  • Private messaging groups for your cohort
  • Library of free HERSconnect webinar recordings
  • Discounted alum pricing for future HERSconnect Webinars.

How to Use the HERS Network Benefits

 Explore Your Exclusive Resources After Your  Subscription is Activated 

Accessing and Using the HERS Network Directory
Using Groups
Being Active in Your Groups
My Profile
Coming Soon

Accessing and Using the HERS Network Directory

To access the HERS Alum directory, go back to your main profile page by hovering over the icon of the person in the top right-hand corner and clicking ‘Profile’ from the dropdown

  • Click on HERS Alum Directory in the left navigation of your profile.
  • Once the list populates, you can use the search bar to narrow your search. Searchable fields include name, institute location, institute year, city, state, and school. You can also select your institute location by clicking on the box associated with the location in the left column.
  • If you would like to contact an alum, click on their name and then select the “Contact Me” button.

Using Groups

To join your private cohort group or one of the public groups open to all HERS Network subscribers, follow the steps below:

  • Click on Groups in the upper right of the screen to be brought to the Groups landing page
  • On the Groups landing page, in the ‘My Groups’ dropdown menu, select Active Groups
  • Select or search for your HERS Leadership Institute cohort group. These groups are organized by year, month, and location – so we suggest you search for the year you attended/graduated, then select the group that best fits your attendance.
  • Once you have found your Leadership Institute cohort group, click on the group name and then click the “Ask to Join” button. You will be notified when you have been added to the group.

Being Active in Your Groups

Once you are a member of the group, you can pose questions to the group, share announcements and good news, or even add a file for other group members to access. The Groups are confidential and only accessible to HERS Network members.  You can also manage how frequently you receive notifications of group activities. Your choices include every post, daily, weekly, or limited (which will turn off email notifications).


Upcoming HERS program offerings are found in the Events tab in the top navigation. If you have navigated to Events through an email, please log in prior to registering to receive the HERS Alum pricing option.


Additional resources, such as free HERSconnect webinar recordings or bookmarked articles and toolkits, will be housed in the Resources tab in the top navigation. Resources will be added to the list as we continue to make the HERS Network your go-to place for leadership learning and support.

My Profile

When you are on your My Profile page, you can update your contact information, view your membership subscription, submit a job posting, securely save payment methods, view your orders and membership badges, and access the HERS Alum Directory.

Coming Soon

We will continue to add content and tools to the HERS Network platform. Future additions will include:

  • Job Board – the place to find your next role or find your next colleague
  • More Events – additional opportunities for leadership and career development
  • More Resources – such as research, articles, and exclusive online HERS learning materials

For a PDF version of these instructions and screenshots please download this ‘How To’ PDF.