Other Women & Work/Life Organizations

November 10, 2006

Advancing Women's Business Center—This site offers information to women entrepreneurs.  

American Bar Association: Commission on the Profession—This commission addresses women's issues as they relate to the law profession.

American Business Women's Association—ABWA's mission is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow.

American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA)—This organization enables women in all fields of accounting to achieve their personal, professional, and economic potential. The society's purposes include continuing education, obtaining further professional certification, and informing the public of the achievements of women in accounting. ASWA serves more than 7,000 members (women and men) throughout the U.S., offering networking opportunities and aids for professional development.

American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA)—This organization provides resources, training, and support for the personal and professional development of its members; provides opportunities for leadership participation, networking, and mentoring; and provides visibility and recognition for the organization and its members through a positive national presence. AWSCPA has thousands of active members and more than 45 local affiliates throughout the country.

Association of Women Professionals—AWP assists women in networking, finding opportunities, developing skills and more.

Business and Professional Women's Foundation—This is the educational arm of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women/USA, the nonpartisan voice of working women since 1919. With more than 2,000 local organizations and 80,000 members, BPW/USA promotes full participation, equity, and economic self-sufficiency for working women. The BPW Foundation, established in 1956, works to improve the status of women through community awareness, educational assistance, research, training, and personal and professional development.

Catalyst—This research and advisory organization works with business to effect change for women. Conferences, publications, and services are designed to help senior management, human resources professionals, and the media address the issues created by the accelerating entry of women into management. Catalyst features an information center (similar to the AICPA resource clearinghouse) which contains articles, studies, and other materials on women and family issues.

Center for Business Research—Founded as the National Foundation for Women Business Owners, the center is the premier source of knowledge about women business owners and their enterprises.

Digital Women—Provides the resources and tools women require to fill their business needs and become successful entrepreneurs.

Distinguished Women Past and Present—Business and Finance Biographies of influential women, with search engines.

Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting

Executive Women International—EWI offers a forum for professional development and lifelong learning with chapter and international activities.

National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)—This is the largest women's professional association and the largest women business owners' organization in the country. NAFE provides resources and services-through education, networking and public advocacy-to empower its members to achieve career success and financial security.

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs—The association's mission is to promote and protect the interest of African American business and professional women; to serve as a bridge for young people; to improve the quality of life; and to foster good fellowship.

The National Women's Business Council—The council is a bipartisan federal government council created to serve as an independent source of counsel to the president, Congress, U.S. Small Business Administration and Interagency Committee on Women's Business.

Online Women's Business Center (OWBC)—promotes the growth of women-owned businesses through training and technical assistance, and provides access to credit and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities.

Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)—a nonprofit professional organization designed to promote women doing business in international trade.

SBA Office of Women's Business Ownership—SBA has a network of women's business owners in every SBA district office, more than 80 women's business centers, 160 mentoring roundtables and several women-owned venture capital companies.

US Women's Chamber of Commerce—The chamber creates economic and leadership opportunities for women by building a strong voice, lobbying and providing programs and benefits.

Women's Institute for Financial Education (WIFE)—The oldest non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence.

Woman Owned—Resources for starting and owning a business

Women's Bureau—An agency of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of the Secretary, the Women's Bureau develops policies and procedures on balancing work and family responsibilities, and initiates and supports research on women in the work force, among other things. The organization features a work and family clearinghouse (similar to the AICPA resource clearinghouse), a computerized database which suggests options employers might consider helping workers resolve work/family conflicts.

Women's Business Centers—Each center provides assistance and/or training in finance, management, marketing, procurement and the Internet, as well as addressing topics such as home businesses, downsizing and welfare-to-work.

Women in Business and Industry—An online and off line publication, strives to present readers with rich content pertinent to today's working woman. Whether a seasoned executive or a recent college graduate, our readers will find the information they need to succeed.

Women's Research and Education Institute—This organization identifies issues affecting women and their roles in the family, workplace, and public arena, and informs and helps shape public policy debate in these issues. Among its many products is The American Woman, a comprehensive report on the current social, economic, and political status of U.S. women.

Women's Work—For women who own and operate businesses.

9 to 5, National Association of Working Women—This is a research and advocacy group that has been proposing and supporting the implementation of effective corporate and public policies to advance the role of women in the workplace for more than 20 years. The organization operates a toll-free job problem hotline offering counseling on a wide range of topics. Dial the hotline  (800) 522-0925  (800) 522-0925 or e-mail hotline9to5@igc.org for assistance.

Work/Life Balance Organizations

Alliance for Work-Life Progress—A membership organization which provides premier professional membership services to individuals and organizations that are focused on creating healthy work environments that value people and support personal life and family issues.

Families and Work Institute—This nonprofit research and planning organization researches work-family issues and works with companies to do strategic work-family planning. Numerous publications are available through its information clearinghouse.