Across the globe, international careers that span several countries are becoming more commonplace. More and more employees are being recruited from outside the country, and they often bring their partners with them. This accelerated mobility of highly-skilled international professionals should generate a response, and be supported by the local “host” environment. Expat Spouses Initiative (ESI) is one such creative outside-of-the-box response that supports international professionals locally. ESI is a bottom-up, communitydriven movement that connects the highly-skilled partners of international employees with local opportunities.