PINK’s Favorite Women’s Business Organizations
Because we can achieve so much more together
One reason PINK has caught on so quickly and so well is because of the support of women’s organizations, which have distributed the magazine at events, told their friends and provided us with information to keep you in the know. And they can help you, too.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Advertising Women of New York
AWNY was founded in 1912 as the first women’s association in the communications industry. Now consisting of over 1,300 employees, this organization hosts 35 events per year. Their goals are to enhance career skills and to focus on current industry trends and strategies.
American Women in Radio and Television
American Women in Radio and Television is the national nonprofit organization that extends membership to professionals in the electronic media and partnering fields. They strive to advance the impact of women in this field by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to their members and surrounding community.
Association of Women in Communications
The Association of Women in Communications is an organization that enables women in communications the ability to network with others in their profession. By positioning its members at the forefront of the ever-evolving communications field, they are opening up access to smart career moves and important contacts.
eWomenNetwork is the No. 1 resource for promoting and connecting women worldwide.
Marketing Executives Networking Group
MENG is a national network of top marketing executives. The organization is devoted to enhancing its members’ professional skills, relationships and knowledge. With a number of special interest groups and local chapters, MENG caters to a large and diverse community.
Women in Cable Telecommunications
WICT was founded in 1967 and has since become the leading organization serving professional women in cable and telecommunications. Their aim is to develop outstanding women leaders in their field and to create more professional opportunities for them.
Biennial Conference for Women
The longest-running women’s conference in the country, this gathering is designed to inspire women in all stages of life. For the past 24 years, women have gathered to renew their spirit as well as their resolve in whatever role they play in life.
Business and Professional Women
The mission of BPW is to achieve equality for all women in the workplace through education, advocacy and information. The BPW monitors federal legislation affecting working women and educates its members on how to get involved in all levels of government.
Business Women’s Network
The Business Women’s Network serves as an umbrella organization to unite, network and promote 1,200 women’s businesses and professional organizations, representing nearly 8 million women.
Downtown Women’s Club
Why should getting ahead in business be anything but fun and exciting? Since 1998, the Downtown Women’s Club has been bringing together talented and dynamic women who connect, share ideas and propel each other toward success. Their mission is to empower women through access to information and opportunities for collaboration.
Executive Women’s Golf Association
The Executive Women’s Golf Association exists to provide opportunities for women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for life.
FertilityAuthority is the only web portal dedicated to fertility. It encourages women and men to be proactive regarding their fertility and provides the tools and information to do so: best-of-breed content, a robust interactive community of bloggers, columnists and message boards, a growing video library of patient testimonials, breaking fertility news, and a database connecting you to fertility specialists. Our founding females are media professionals who are experienced and driven and, what makes us more even more qualified than our MBAs, is the fact that many of us are or have been infertility patients. We are a passionate team and we understand the need for one, comprehensive source of fertility information.
The Forté Foundation is a powerful coalition of major corporations, top business schools and influential nonprofit organizations that works to substantially increase the number of women business leaders. Through education programs, information forums and financial support of MBA students, Forté motivates professional women to prepare for and enhance their careers with impact.
Foundation for Women’s Resources
Emerging and established women leaders work together toward a common goal through the Foundation for Women’s Resources – to advance the personal, economic and professional status of women. This organization is headquartered in Dallas at the Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future.
National Association for Female Executives
With 250,000 members and 400 local networks, NAFE is the largest businesswomen’s organization in the United States. They are dedicated to advancing women in the workplace through education, networking and public advocacy.
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club
The NANBPWC provides opportunities for women to enhance leadership skills and educational awareness of issues impacting the Black community. Founded in 1935, it materialized as a national nonprofit organization that promoted and protected the interests of women business owners and professionals.
The National Association of Women in Construction
The NAWIC has a membership of 5,500 with more than 179 chapters. This organization advances the causes of the almost 900,000 women in construction today whose careers range from business ownership to the skilled trades. They offer several educational opportunities for children and adults interested in any of the construction fields.
National Association of Women MBAs
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering women MBAs in order to propel more women into leadership positions in corporate America and to enhance the diversity of the nation’s workforce. In order to accomplish its mission, NAWMBA focuses its efforts in four key areas: education; professional development; networking; collaboration.
National Council of Women’s Organizations
The National Council of Women’s Organizations represents over 11 million women in the United States. Through both policy work and activism, they address several issues of concern for women such as family and work, education, women and technology, and reproductive freedom.
National Hook-Up of Black Women
With about 400 members in 10 chapters, Hook-Up is supported by membership dues and chapter donations only. It provides a strong support system for all black women who serve in political office and organizational leadership.
Third Wave Foundation
Young women and transgender youth have a voice through the Third Wave Foundation, a feminist, activist institution fighting for social justice. They work to empower young people fighting for gender, racial, economic and social justice.
Women Impacting Public Policy
Women Impacting Public Policy is a national bipartisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women in business.
Women in Management Inc.
Founded in 1976, Women in Management brings together women professionals in order to foster long-term, mutually beneficial relationships and collaborative ideas and resources.
Younger Women’s Task Force
The YWTF is a nationwide movement dedicated to organizing younger women in their 20s and 30s to take action on issues that matter to them. Featuring women who have asserted themselves in their community and at work, they encourage this young generation to continue to break the glass ceiling and promote their own unique agenda.
Marketing to Women
Did you know that women control over 80 percent of all consumer purchasing across every brand category? M2W gives you the know-how you need to increase your brand’s emotional, cognitive and financial share of the largest, most lucrative, most active market of all – women!
The Mom Corps
The Mom Corps is a revolutionary concept in professional staffing solutions. They place highly qualified and experienced professionals into temporary contract and special-project positions with some of the nation’s leading firms in a way that no other company does. By turning to The Mom Corps, clients gain access to a unique talent pool of credentialed, highly educated and experienced professionals they can trust.
Mom’s in Business Network
Mothers influence everything – from what we eat to the way we dress to what we drive. Of the 82 million moms in the U.S., 74 percent work and 80 percent control household purchasing decisions for an average of three or more people – and spend nearly $2 trillion annually. That’s the same purchasing power as Great Britain! Today’s mom drives our economy, and the Moms in Business Network is the association that represents her.
New Economics for Women
Committed to reducing poverty by increasing wealth opportunities for women and children, NEW measures their impact by the specific impacts they make on families. From finding someone a safe place to live to helping start a business, NEW provides women with hope for the future.
Possible Woman Foundation
The purpose of the Possible Woman Foundation is to support the development of an academic scholarship program for women. Through education and strong mentoring, they give women the ability to provide for themselves and their families.
Trendsight is a leading marketing company geared toward the female buyer’s mind. By focusing on the differences between men and women, they motivate women consumers and help companies gain a competitive edge.
U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Representing the economic development interests of more than 23 million small business owners and 450,000 members across the country, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce works to open the doors to economic and leadership opportunities.
Women for Hire
Women for Hire is a booming organization that provides a collection of recruitment services for women. From career expos to online job boards to a popular magazine, this company uses several avenues to get top women candidates in touch with select Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC, pronounced wee-bank) is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for women’s business enterprises in America’s major business markets.
Women’s Edge Coalition
Women’s Edge Coalition, also known as Women Thrive Worldwide, is the leading nonprofit organization shaping U.S. policy to help women in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty.
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates for women’s economic security through policies, programs and partnerships. WW has helped more than 10 million women successfully enter, re-enter and advance in the workforce.
The Center for Women’s Leadership, Babson College
The Center for Women’s Leadership’s mission is to distinguish the best practices for women’s entrepreneurial leadership. They target women at all professional levels, stressing educational excellence, innovative professional development, outreach and research.
The Commonwealth Institute
The Commonwealth Institute’s mission is to support women CEOs, entrepreneurs and senior corporate executives by helping them grow their businesses and careers. They strive toward this goal by focusing on peer mentoring and support.
The Joy of Connecting
Headquartered in Atlanta, The Joy of Connecting supports women entrepreneurs, business owners and professional women in initiating and maintaining key business relationships.
Simmons School of Management
Since 1973, the award-winning Simmons School of Management has prepared young women and future entrepreneurs for a bright career in business. Women are prepped to be exceptional leaders and exit the school ready to lead in Fortune 500 corporations, entrepreneurial ventures, governmental agencies or nonprofit organizations.
Women Presidents’ Organization
All members of WPO, an international nonprofit organization whose members are a diverse group of entrepreneurial women presidents, have guided their businesses to a minimum of $1 million in annual sales.
Federally Employed Women
Federally Employed Women is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing over 1 million women who work for the federal government throughout the world. They work to eliminate sex discrimination and to enhance career potential for these women on a national, state and local level.
National Women’s Business Council
The National Women’s Business Council is a bipartisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the president, Congress and the U.S. Small Business Administration on vital economic issues to women business owners. It is designed to support women’s business enterprises at all stages of development in the public and private sector marketplaces – from startup to success to significance.
National Women’s Political Caucus
The National Women’s Political Caucus is designed to increase women’s participation in the political arena and create a political base to continue working toward equality for all women. They pride themselves on increasing the number of pro-choice women in political office each year and strive to break the glass ceiling, one crack at a time.
Women in Government Relations Inc.
Women in Government Relations Inc. is among the most active and respected nonprofit, nonpartisan government relations associations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. WGR provides professional and educational programs and networking opportunities for over 600 members at various career levels who represent major corporations, trade associations, law firms, public interest groups, and federal, state and local government.
ATHENA International honors women leaders who significantly contribute to their respective community. ATHENA identifies women role models, putting a face and a voice to the idea of leader. In honoring these often-overlooked women leaders, they continue to support and inspire women to achieve their full potential.
The Business Council for Peace
BPeace helps women in international regions of conflict to build businesses so they may provide for their families and strengthen their ability to foster peace. When women are stronger economically, they have a stronger voice for peace in their local communities and societies. With over 200 volunteers, BPeace selects and assists the businesswomen who are most likely to succeed and who possess a real commitment to creating jobs for others in their country.
Global Exec Women
The top women in business today build relationships and exchange ideas through interactive forums and networking activities.
The International Alliance for Women
TIAW prides itself on its commitment to improving the economic status of all women all over the world: from senior-level executive and professional women to impoverished women in developing countries. Founded in 1980, TIAW has evolved to have a greater focus on outreach. This universal focus – without regard to culture, politics, race or religion – is strictly economic. Connected through TIAW, their members further economic empowerment and positive change in the world.
National Latina Business Women Association
Founded in 2003, the NLBWA exists to promote, develop and support the growth of Latina business owners and professionals. They are working to increase representation, networking and mentoring opportunities for Latinas in the business world.
Soroptimist, the name, means “best for women,” and that is what the organization strives to achieve. With almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories, this organization aids professional women in helping other women and girls by volunteering or getting involved in community-based programs.
The Women’s Mosaic
Diverse voices come together to encourage intercultural understanding and personal growth through the nonprofit organization called The Women’s Mosaic. Dynamic women come together through educational activities and events that improve the lives of women nationally and abroad.
Atlanta Women’s Foundation
The Atlanta Women’s Foundation is Georgia’s only public foundation that focuses on the issues of women and girls. Their main initiatives are to increase self-sufficiency and perpetuate positive social change. The Atlanta Women’s Foundation has granted more than $9 million to 250 nonprofit organizations.
The Boston Club
The Boston Club is an organization of top women executives and professional women committed to developing, promoting and recognizing women leaders.
Boston Women in Finance
Formerly known as The Financial Women’s Association of Boston, Boston Women in Finance was started by a group of eight Wall Street women. They encourage women to seek career opportunities in finance and business while representing women from across the business spectrum, including retail and investment banks, brokerage houses, biotech, high-tech, mutual fund and insurance companies, accounting and consulting firms, and academic institutions.
Chicago Foundation for Women
For the last 20 years, the Foundation has fought to advance opportunities for women through unique leadership development programs and public education. Awarding more than 2,600 grants totaling almost $16 million to hundreds of organizations around Chicago, they are making waves for women and girls in the metropolitan area. Their focus is rooted in three main principles: economic security, freedom from violence, and health.
The Chicago Network
Top women executives and professionals in Chicago make up the Chicago Network. Representing the arts, government, the professions and academia, these women are established leaders in the community, but their voice is able to reach further across the nation though their exceptional work and leadership.
Empowering Women Network
Empowering Women Network is the largest professional women’s organization in the Midwest. Focusing on the advancement of professional women, they believe that truly successful women focus first on their health, relationships and personal growth.
Executive Women of Goizueta
This organization, based at Emory University in Atlanta (home of the Goizueta Business School), holds the motto of “Women Empowering Women.” EWG carries this out by holding regular events including informal discussion forums, an annual conference and breakfast meetings with business leaders.
Greater Women’s Business Council
The GWBC was started in 2000 and caters to women’s business organizations within the state that aim to promote their company and maintain relationships with other companies. Partnering with WBENC, it also provides the most nationally recognized certification for WBEs (Women’s Business Enterprises).
New York Women’s Agenda
The NYWA consists of women professionals and activists who work to promote the interests of New York women on economic, political and social issues.
The New York Women’s Foundation
This foundation thrives by combining hands-on philanthropy with community-driven projects to address the needs of low-income women and girls. Their volunteers and supporters fund women-generated projects serving low-income communities and continually work toward establishing economic security for women and girls.
Professional Women’s Club of Chicago
Chicago-based professional women can get names and numbers through this networking organization. Almost one-third of the members are self-employed or own their own businesses.
South Shore Women’s Business Network
The SSWBN strives to make personal connections for women in different professional fields.
Women’s City Club of New York Inc.
Since its founding in 1915, this nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has influenced and shaped public policy through education and advocacy. Through citizen participation, the WCCNY works to achieve equality and inclusion for all New Yorkers.
Women’s Foundation of California
The Women’s Foundation of California has invested over $22 million in grant money to over 1,200 communities in the state. This money goes to community organizations, education and advocacy within these regions, nurturing young and emerging leaders in these areas.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Established in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest Greek-lettered organization founded by college-educated African-American women. This organization keeps its focus with two major themes: the importance of the individual and the strength of an organization of women with ability and courage. They continue to execute their initiatives through empowering public service programs on both national and international levels.
Kappa Delta Sorority
KD is committed to providing opportunities and experiences that inspire women to greatness. Founded in 1897, the sorority has nearly 200,000 members, 206 chartered collegiate chapters and 489 chartered alumnae associations nationwide. KD provides its members opportunities for community service, active leadership and responsible citizenship. KD’s national headquarters is in Memphis, Tenn.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
A public service Sorority: notable Deltas past and present include, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Dorothy Height, Patricia Roberts Harris, Alexis Herman, Fannie Lou Hamer, Mary McLeod Bethune, Betty Shabazz, Carrie Meeks, Stephanie Tubbs-Jones and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge.
Attitudes and Attire
Promoting self-support and autonomy among women, Attitudes and Attire provides the tools that enable women to achieve the confidence necessary to succeed in the workplace. They offer workshops focusing on personal worth, effective communication skills, business attire and developing consistent work ethics. Attitudes and Attire focuses on developing the whole self and transforms women – from the inside out.
Dress for Success
Dress for Success is an international nonprofit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and personal support in helping women not only find jobs but also thrive in the workforce. Each year, they reach more than 40,000 women in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the Netherlands.
Catalyst is the leading research and advisory organization working with businesses and professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work. An independent, nonprofit membership organization, Catalyst conducts research on all aspects of women’s career advancement and provides strategic and Web-based consulting services globally.
Center for Women’s Business Research
The Center for Women’s Business Research, originally known as the National Foundation for Women Business Owners, is a foremost source of knowledge about women business owners and their enterprises worldwide.
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research does exactly what its name implies. They conduct rigorous research to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue and strengthen communities. This nonprofit research organization is also in affiliation with the graduate programs in public policy and women’s studies at The George Washington University.
Invent Your Future Enterprises
Invent Your Future Enterprises is a professional development company that is accelerating the success of corporate and entrepreneurial women leaders. Based on extensive research on the training needs of corporate managers and high-potential leaders, the company offers many tools that can help assure the success of future women employees.
Women in Technology International
WITI is a global organization that allows tech-savvy women access to each other, enhancing communication and support across all sectors of technology-related fields. It is not limited to the corporate world only but also provides benefits to women in academia or government-related fields.
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