Whether you’re a female just beginning your entrepreneurial journey or have years of experience it’s important to know the resources available to you. As female entrepreneurs, it is essential to join a community that will inspire, teach and allow you to grow. Here are 5 associations and online resources all female entrepreneurs should be taking advantage of:
Founded in 1975 as the Association of Women Business Owner, the National Association for Women changed their name a year later. This organization has over 5,000 female members with 60 chapters across the country. Once a year they bring everyone together for the Annual Women’s Business Conference. As the voice for female entrepreneurs, NAWBO has led the way in creating change for all female entrepreneurs. They have done a phenomenal job in creating a large group of female entrepreneurs to connect and network.
The American Business Women’s Association hosts over 5,000 networking events each year in more than 300 cities across the country. The ABWA has a chapter in most areas in the U.S. and each chapter hosts their own meetings and conferences. This allows female entrepreneurs to meet other female entrepreneurs and form connects that will help them and their business. The association also host annual events for all of the chapters to come together. If there isn’t a chapter in your area, you can call ABWA to start a new chapter.
The Female Entrepreneur Association is an international online community for women entrepreneurs which host a wide range of informative content. The association hosts a wide range of content including weekly videos, daily blogs, a Members’ club, frequent live, online classes, a free magazine, inspiring stories, and free worksheets. They are constantly putting out fresh, new content and connecting women to each other daily.
The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs hosts several programs and events online designed to support, inspire and connect women at all stages along their entrepreneurial journey. The Forum supports over 1,500 women each year and is a great way to learn and network.
The Catalyst is another online resource for women which produces daily content aiming to help women in any business field. With the Catalyst, you’ll become more involved in female entrepreneurship and business using one of the many resources they offer. Ranging from workshops, events, consulting and a community in which creating change for female entrepreneurship is the main focus Catalyst has something to offer all female entrepreneurs.
It’s important for all female entrepreneurs to be apart of a community which empowers, supports, and encourages them. There are plenty of local organizations and online communities with informative resources for you to take advantage of. Don’t wait any longer, join a community today and begin to grow.