Organizations supporting women: leadership, networking & advancement

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American Association of University Women (AAUW)   
Promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change.

American Business Women’s Association (ABWA)       
Dedicated to the promotion of women through leadership, networking support, education and national recognition.

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)                    
Dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for supporting women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

Catalyst is an excellent source for research on issues related to women and work. Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business.

Center for Women’s Business Research (CFWBR)    
A go-to source on the trends, characteristics, achievements, and challenges of women business owners and their enterprises. Their research enables America’s corporations, government policymakers, associations, and advocacy organizations to make informed, progressive decisions about programs and policies designed to reach and benefit women entrepreneurs.

Dress for Success                                                     
A not-for-profit organization that offers services to help women enter the workforce and stay employed. Women can purchase quality interview and business clothing/accessories at reasonable prices.

Forbes Woman (                            
Female writers writing about women, for women, to help women.

Kenosha Women’s Network (KWN)                        

A nonprofit organization which actively promotes the advancement of its members individually and as a whole.  Since 1980, KWN has provided networking support to our diverse membership.  Most members are women who want to do business with other women.  Many are in the business, professional and political community.  Some are home-based entrepreneurs or in education or retail.

National Association of Women (NOW)                             
Feminist advocacy group whose purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in society – sharing equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination.

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
The National Association of Women Business Owners propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power worldwide.

Wisconsin Women Business Initiative  Corp  (WWBIC)            WWBIC is a statewide organization supporting women and men’s dreams of owning a business, growing a business, or creating jobs for yourself and others.  They offer expertise in business planning, financing, and accessing resources that will assist you in making that dream a reality. For Wisconsin residents

If you are a member of another women’s organization locally or nationally, we’d love to hear from you on our Contact Us Page.  Please include the website and a brief description of the organization’s mission.

We look forward to serving women everywhere with organizations that can support their personal and professional self-development.