9to5 National Association of Working Women
A national grassroots membership organization that strengthens women's ability to work for economic justice.
Advertising Women of New York (AWNY)
Founded in 1912 as the first women's association in the communications industry. The organization now consists of more than 1,000 dynamic, influential women and men representing the advertising, marketing, media, promotion and public relations fields. AWNY is an active affiliate of the American Advertising Federation.
African Women's Development and Communication Network
Objectives: To strengthen the role and contribution of African NGOs concerned with women's development; To create a channel through which these NGOs can reach each other and share ideas, knowledge and experiences geared towards improving the condition of African Women...
The Akha Women’s Foundation
is a non-profit 501(c3) designated charitable organization founded to empower the Akha women of Thailand by providing them with vocational and primary health care programs. The Foundation provided funds to build a hostel where 25 Akha girls live while attending high school. We are now working to raise money to build a clinic where the Akha women can learn skills to support their families, and where the traditions of Thai/Akha massage and herbal medicine will be taught.
All Women Count
The web site of the International Wages for Housework Campaign which started in 1972, demands recognition and payment for all the unwaged work women and girls do. We are an anti-sexist anti-racist women’s network which is not aligned with any political party, government or religion. We make visible the work that women and girls everywhere contribute – at least 2/3 of the world’s work is done by women and girls, mostly unwaged, the rest for low wages. We demand recognition and payment for all our work – from housework and childcare, to growing and preparing food, taking care of people at home, in schools and hospitals, the burden of the double and triple day and the non-traditional jobs which many of us are doing to get out of the violence of poverty and financial dependence.
Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
An international membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. Our goal is to cause policy, institutional and individual change that will improve the lives of women and girls everywhere.
Business Council for Peace
Inspired by the commitment to peace at the Geneva meeting of more than 500 female religious and spiritual leaders from 75 countries, the small band of 35 businesswomen gave birth to the Business Council for Peace. Now we are businesswomen and men committed to helping women in regions of conflict and post-conflict build businesses to sustain their families.
Business and Professional Women/USA (BPW/PAC)
The leading advocate for working women.
Catalyst ...advancing women in business
A leading US non-profit organization working to advance women in business.
Center for the Child Care Workforce (CCW)
A nonprofit, research, education and advocacy organization committed to improving child care quality.
Center for the Education of Women (CEW)
A commitment to helping women further their educational and employment goals, as well as focusing on research and advocacy for women.
Center for Women's Business Research formerly The National Foundation for Women Business Owners)
The premier source of information on women business owners and their enterprises worldwide.
Center for WorkLife Law [UC California Hastings College of the Law]
is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization. WorkLife Law works with employees, employers, attorneys, legislators, journalists, and researchers to identify and prevent Family Responsibilities Discrimination. WorkLife Law is supported by grants, university funding and private donations. Its mission is to provide information to help shape the public conversation around changing families and their experiences in the workplace.
Coalition of Labor Union Women
CLUW is America's only national organization for union women. Our members are on the frontline, empowering working women to become leaders in their unions and encouraging them to make a difference on the job and, most importantly, in their own lives. Our values are simple: solidarity, involvement, dignity and justice.
Commercial Real Estate Women Network
Advancing the success of women in commercial real estate.
Commission on Women in the Profession--American Bar Association
Was created in 1987 to assess the status of women in the legal profession and to identify barriers to advancement
Direct Action Welfare Group (DAWG)
The group's purpose is to inform people living in poverty of their rights and to inform the general public on issues relating to poverty. As a united group we have a voice in issues that affect our lives and our families.
Financial Women International Foundation
The Financial Women International Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of financial services industry professionals, by providing tools, resources and opportunities that will benefit the individual, the industry, and the community at large.
The George Foundation--Women's Empowerment
Several initiatives are currently under way to empower women through education, cooperative farming, vocational training, savings plan, and business development.
GenderNet--The World Bank Group
This site describes how the Bank seeks to reduce gender disparities and enhance women's participation in economic development through its programs and projects.
It is the aim of GlobeWomen.com to link business and professional women, entrepreneurs and corporate directors worldwide to facilitate cross-border relationships that will increase their ability to be major players in the global market.
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
HACR strives to ensure that there is an equitable participation of the Hispanic community in corporate America commensurate with Hispanic purchasing power. Responsible corporations endeavor to include Hispanics in employment, procurement, philanthropy, and corporate governance.
Isabella Capital LLC
a venture capital firm inspired by Queen Isabella of Castile, Spain, whose investment in Christopher Columbus’ Sailing Venture led to the discovery of the Americas. Her investment is commonly regarded as the most successful one in history. Fund Isabella focuses on early stage, women-led companies or those operating in the women's market. Given that women lead over 30% of all U.S. enterprises while receiving less than 5% of venture capital, this focus provides a high potential market niche.
International Association of Women Police
Mission: To strengthen, unite and raise the profile of women in criminal justice internationally.
Journalism and Women Symposium
Who are we? Hmmm...
Easier experienced than described. But we'll give it a try ...
We are Pulitzer Prize winners and toilers in the most obscure outposts of American journalism. We are just out of college and we are in our seventh decade and still working for truth and justice. We have been celebrated and dismissed, patronized and powerful, out of work and in the most wonderful job in the world.
Kansas Women's Business Center
Committed to providing services to current and aspiring women businss owners to promote economic success and entrepreneurship.
Labor Project for Working Families
A national, nonprofit advocacy and policy organization providing technical assistance, resources, and education to unions and union members on family issues in the workplace including: Childcare, Elder care, Family leave, Work hours, Quality of life.
[France] (in French, English and Spanish)Les Pénélopes believe it is urgent to break barriers of isolation by giving women more consciousness of their know how, empowering them by the awareness of not being alone and by multiplying their potential through mutual network. To respond to this social demand, we need to create new tools for measuring this underestimated know how, new methods to interpret this invisible qualification.
Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC)
A nonprofit, nonpartisan social policy research organization. We are dedicated to learning what works to improve the well-being of low-income people. Through our research and the active communication of our findings, we seek to enhance the effectiveness of policies and programs.
Michigan Women's Marketplace
An online "mall" of women-owned businesses. We also offer listings of women-owned businesses supplying a variety of services, from web design to clothing alterations.
[UK] (Woman-Owned) is a reusable menstrual cup around two inches long and made from soft silicone rubber. It is worn internally like a tampon but collects menstrual fluid rather than absorbing. Unlike tampons the Mooncup is not a disposable product, so you only need to buy one.
National Center For Women and Policing
A division of the Feminist Majority Foundation, the NCWP promotes increasing the numbers of women at all ranks of law enforcement as a strategy to improve police response to violence against women, reduce police brutality and excessive force, and strengthen community policing reforms.
National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
The nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses (up to four employees), providing a broad range of benefits and support to help the smallest businesses succeed.
National Association of Minority Media Executives
NAMME is the premier organization for media managers and executives of color working in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cable and new media.
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
A national coalition of grassroots organizations in 40 states that seeks to advance progressive anti-poverty policies at the state and national levels.
National Association of Women in Construction
Core Purpose: To enhance the success of women in the construction industry.
National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE)
is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all industries. It currently has over 8,000 members in nearly 80 chapters nationwide and is affiliated with Les Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs) in 35 countries.
National Women's Business Council
Advisory panel to the President and Congress on economic issues important to women business owners.
Committed to Women in Business: provides innovative training and consulting to professional women, organizations & associations. We work with women in business to enhance their work and their workplaces..
Networking Women in the Fire Service
Networking the women of today's firefighting world, and providing resources to help build the fire service of the future.
The Next Level
is dedicated to advancing women, valuing diversity, and developing the next wave of leaders to meet the challenge of a changing world and a changing marketplace. We help engines of innovation run at full throttle.
Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots
is an international organization of licensed women pilots from 35 countries - we currently have over 5,500 members throughout the world. Although there are other female pilot organizations in various states and nations, virtually all women of achievement in aviation have been or are members of The Ninety-Nines.
Nontraditional Employment for Women
Since 1978, NEW has helped thousands of unemployed and underemployed women in the New York City area achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment in the skilled blue-collar trades. We are a nonprofit organization providing an integrated program of occupational skills and fitness training, job readiness, counseling and case management, and job placement services in occupations in which women are underrepresented.
The Project on Global Working Families
is a research team founded and directed by Dr. Jody Heymann. The team has studied and documented the experiences of working families in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The Project focuses on how the globalization of the economy affects parental working conditions and social supports, their impact on children’s health and development, and the public and private policy solutions available. In their years studying the conditions of working families worldwide, Dr. Heymann and the Project on Global Working Families staff have developed extensive experience in conducting policy-based research domestically and internationally in this field.
The UK association of organisations and individuals who support women to start and grow businesses.
Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
[India] It is an organisation of poor, self-employed women workers. These are women who earn a living through their own labour or small businesses.
Sex Workers Outreach Project
SWOP focuses on safety, dignity, diversity and the changing needs of sex industry workers, to foster an environment which enables and affirms individual choices and occupational rights.
Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work (SM) program
Girls and boys want and envision a future in which they are able to be involved in all parts of their lives. During the ten years we organized Take Our Daughters To Work Day, we realized how difficult it will be for children to realize those expectations. While we were creating opportunities for girls and women, men were thanking us for creating a day when they could be "public fathers" in the workplace. They reported that if they left early for a parent-teacher conference or to care for an ailing relative, the unspoken rules of the workplace assumed work was not their top priority. Such challenges are even greater for the thousands of adults working multiple, low-wage jobs just to survive. We anticipate the new program will be just an educational experience for all of our nation’s daughters and sons.
Transgender at Work
Web Hosting for the Transgender Community
A nonprofit organization that helps highly-skilled immigrants, refugees and asylees reclaim their careers here in the United States and connects American employers with this hidden talent pool.
U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
The Leading Advocate for Women on Economic and Leadership Issues
U.S. Small Business Administration--Office of Women's Business Ownership
At every stage of developing and expanding a successful business, the Office of Women's Business Ownership is here to counsel, teach, encourage and inspire.
Women@Work Network, LLC
is a rapidly expanding network of exceptionally talented current and returning professional women who are seeking work-life balance and flexibility.
Women Entrepreneurs Inc. is a nonprofit business association that works to improve and enhance the economic climate for women entrepreneurship. By advocating for policy solutions that encourage business ownership by women, and providing information and resources to entrepreneurs at all stages of their business development, WE Inc. aims to increase economic opportunity and financial security for those seeking the risky but rewarding path of entrepreneurship.
WESST Corp, the Women's Economic Self-Sufficiency Team
A non-profit organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Its mission is to facilitate the start-up and growth of women and minority-owned businesses throughout the state of New Mexico.
Wider Opportunities for Women
Works nationally and in its home community of Washington, DC to achieve economic independence and equality of opportunity for women and girls.
This website is organized to target the five specific stages that a woman business owner should go through as she begins to explore whether the federal government is the right customer for her.
Working for Equality & Economic Liberation (WEEL)
[Missoula, MT] A grassroots, economic and social justice non-profit organization. We are made up of people experiencing poverty and our supporters. Through advocacy, action, and education we work together to eradicate the myths, stereotypes, and stigmas that are harmful to low income families. WEEL is dedicated to putting people experiencing poverty first. We encourage leadership and provide opportunities to use our collective voice to effect compassionate social change!
Women in Agriculture (WIA USDA)
Connect to Ideas in Rural America; Lessons Learned and Best Practices
Women and Financial Independence
at Smith College: designed to provide women with the skills and knowledge necessary to address financial matters that may arise in their personal, professional, family and community lives. In establishing this program, Smith recognizes financial literacy as vital to achieving leadership of all kinds in today's complex world.
Women Employed (WE)
A membership organization dedicated to the economic advancement of women through service, education and advocacy.
Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)
To improve business conditions for women entrepreneurs and to promote the acceptance and advancement of women entrepreneurs in all industries.
Women Work! (WW!)
Dedicated to empowering women from diverse backgrounds and helping them achieve economic self-sufficiency — helps women turn their lives around.
This website is organized to target the five specific stages that a woman business owner should go through as she begins to explore whether the federal government is the right customer for her.
While it was certainly true in the past that many more males played computer games than females, the gap has been closing for some time now. Currently, there is only a 7%-15% margin between the number of males who play games versus the number of females. WomenGamers.Com provides high quality, unique content and a strong focus to our core audience.
Women's Agricultural Network
Is a collaborative effort of the University of Vermont Extension System, the Women’s Small Business Program, UVM’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and the United States Department of Agriculture.
Women's Bureau--U.S. Dept. of Labor
We will empower women to enhance their potential for securing more satisfying employment as they seek to balance their work-life needs.
Women's Business Exchange
Our mission is to lead the integration of business and spirit by creating dynamic opportunities for leadership, learning, community and business development.
Women's Institute for Financial Education
The only non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence.
Women’s Technology Cluster
the nation’s first technology-industry business incubator specifically targeted to women entrepreneurs.
WomenENTREPRENEURSHIP in the 21st Century--U.S. Dept. of Labor, Small Business Administration
A premier one-stop federal resource for targeted information, registration for online programs, and networking opportunities to help women entrepreneurs navigate the ever-changing business world and do what they do best: innovate, create jobs, and make a vital contribution to the strength of America.
Women's Venture Fund
A not-for-profit women's organization providing: Entrepreneurial Skills Training, Business Loans, Business Assistance. The Women's Venture Fund works with women entrepreneurs in the urban communities of New York and New Jersey.
aims to end employment discrimination against workers who have family responsibilities. This type of discrimination has a name: Family Responsibilities Discrimination: Pregnant women, mothers and fathers of young children, and employees with aging parents or sick spouses/partners.
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