ADVOCACY, EDUCATION, AND NETWORKING
With increasing female entrepreneurship, mentorship and networking become even more important. Many national and local organizations help women business owners find mentors, guidance, and expand their networks. Here are 6 of the best we’ve found.
17. Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network: “Empowering women in technology and business”, organized within the LinkedIn Group in Women Powering Business Network, a community of over 5,000 members.
18. Ellevate: A national, membership-based network for women in business. The group offers educational and career-building opportunities to members in the form of content, social network and member directory. Membership fees run between $10 and $100 per month.
19. The Vinetta Project: Supports high-growth tech companies founded by women via the Vinetta Collective, the first talent agency dedicated to the rise of tech’s top female founders. Vinetta offers 7 centers across the US and Canada.
20. SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership: Offers resources like a National Women’s Business Centers Directory and government procurement opportunities and training.
21. National Women’s Business Council: A non-partisan federal advisory council that advocates for policy, holds events in its DC headquarters and online for female entrepreneurs and business owners.
22. We Connect International: A global, membership-based nonprofit that connects women-owned businesses, from suppliers to retailers, across the world. Annual membership fees range from $5,000 to $35,000, depending on the number of seats in the National Advisory Councils as well as access to Global Database.