QUESTION: NAME ONE ORGANIZATION THAT SPECIFICALLY HELPS FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS FIND SUCCESS AND EXPLAIN WHY THEY DO SUCH AN AMAZING JOB.
1. THE CRAVE COMPANY
“I believe The Crave Company is great because it brings women entrepreneurs together in cities all over the world. The women who participate tend to range from work-at-home moms to small local business owners, all the way to startup founders. It’s amazing to see the cross section of ideas spreading in such a group.”
2. WIE NETWORK
“I am a huge fan of the WIE Network, a next generation media company that aims to empower a new generation of women leaders through its online magazine, social network and annual women’s conferences (New York and London). WIE guides young women to awaken to their purpose and, as a result, spawns many new entrepreneurial ventures.”
3. E WOMEN NETWORK
“Founded in 2000 by Sandra and Kym Yancey in 2000, the eWomenNetwork puts on over 2,000 women’s entrepreneurial events annually in the U.S. and Canada. They offer terrific professional development programs, a robust online networking community and an annual conference with fierce female entrepreneurs, and they also give millions to charities around the world.”
4. SPARK & HUSTLE
“Founded by Tory Johnson, Spark & Hustle is a conference for women entrepreneurs based on several books she’s written. The community also has advice for women business owners, recordings of teleclasses by Tory, and free reports.”
5. WOMEN WHO TECH
“Women Who Tech has a number of initiatives that help women entrepreneurs, especially in tech. One of the nearest and dearest to my heart is the organization’s work to showcase women as experts and speakers in the tech community. Considering how difficult it is to find female speakers at conferences and in other expertise roles, Women Who Tech fulfills a real need.”
6. WOMEN 2.0
“Women 2.0 is an amazing resource for women entrepreneurs, with their mission being to increase the number of female-run startups. They are extremely helpful, providing opportunities for their network and the ladies they attract to the website are amazing. The site is so full of information and, if you are a woman entrepreneur, it is a must-have in your RSS feed reader!”
7. IN GOOD COMPANY
“In Good Company is an in-person community, learning center, co-working and office space dedicated specifically to women entrepreneurs in Manhattan. They support 300 women business owners who are not only diverse with regard to industry, but also of age and age of business. It is a supportive community that has been credited with helping to significantly improve the businesses of its members.”
8. YOUNG FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
“Young Female Entrepreneurs provides entrepreneurial women in their 20s and 30s with a space to be heard, connect, be inspired by, and celebrate with their peers. YFE hosts #YFEchat on Twitter and online meetups, and builds community with the YFE blog and podcast.”
9. SO WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE?
“So What’s On Your Plate? is an incredible organization founded in NYC that now has branches across the US for bringing together exceptionally smart and successful women to help one another achieve greater success. The organization encourages female entrepreneurs to collaborate and support one another. Through it, I’ve developed fantastic relationships that have helped my businesses.”
CEO GOLF Proud Media Partner of The Young Entrepreneur Council
The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), a book of 30+ proven solutions to help end youth unemployment.