Continuing the celebration of Internationals Women’s Day, we’ve decided to share some of the most influential organizations helping women entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.
Forbes Women designated Women Entrepreneur.com (the female arm of Entrepreneur.com) as one of the 10 Best Career Sites for Women, calling it “a resource for current and aspiring women business owners” that features in-depth profiles and success stories as well as up-to-date advice on funding.
The Women’s Conference organization has sought to directly empower women 365 days a year. Under the leadership of Maria Shriver and the guidance of Board of Directors, The Women’s Conference has formed partnerships with established and respected organizations in the U.S. and abroad to develop ongoing and far-reaching women’s empowerment programs.
This community for women business owners offers career resources, webinars, blogs and a network for female entrepreneurs. CEO Nell Merlino imparts her workplace wisdom on her blog and runs an annual entrepreneurial contest, called M3 (Forbes)
BOSS stands for “Bringing Out Successful Sisters,” and its mission is to promote and encourage the small business spirit in women. The Boss Network is a community of entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online and event-based networking.
Astia is a global not-for-profit organization built on a community of men and women dedicated to the success of women-led, high-growth ventures and to the eradication of the need for the organization within the decade. Designed for high-growth companies at all stages, the Astia offering is implemented by more than 1,200 volunteer members of the Astia Advisor Network that includes more than 300 former and current CEOs and 300 investors.
The voice for women in business in our nation’s capital, Women Impacting Public Policy, Inc. (WIPP) is a national nonpartisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women-owned businesses in the legislative processes of our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other business organizations.
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of women entrepreneurs across all industries; and boasts over 7000 members and 70 chapters across the country. The organization prides itself on being a global beacon for influence, ingenuity and action and is uniquely positioned to provide incisive commentary on issues of importance to women business owners.
Savor the Success is is a PR co-op and a niche social media network for women entrepreneurs both online and offline. Members get PR opportunities, connect through the community, and increase business via networking.
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