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Business Resources

  • AABRS Small Business Grants Available to Female Entrepreneurs: Are you a female entrepreneur looking to start or grow a business? This guide created by AABRS provides a list of grants and funding opportunities for female, small business owners to apply to, both in the US and UK.
  • American Business Women’s Association (ABWA): The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.
  • Financial Women’s Association (FWA): The Financial Women’s Association brings together high achieving professionals from every sector of the financial world. Within the financial services industry, the FWA provides a public forum for examining important contemporary issues in business, finance, governmental policy and civic affairs. From public to private sector, personal to professional life, the Financial Women’s Association offers exciting programs each year designed to broaden horizons and enhance skills.
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO): NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and with chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact, NAWBO is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
  • Zen Business’s Resources for Women: Female entrepreneurs are a thriving part of the commerce community around the world.  This comprehensive list of resources offers advice in the subjects of starting a business to business finances to writing a business plan.

Career Development Resources

  • Advancing Women: A job board made exclusively for women seeking opportunities in tech and diversity.
  • Career Access Resource Library (CARL): CARL is designed to help you access career-related links and resources useful for career exploration as well as graduate school, internship, and fellowship searches.  A great feature of CARL is that users can build a curated list of resources relevant to the career advancement of women.
  • Feminist Career Center: The Feminist Jobs Board is a project of the Feminist Majority Foundation, a non-profit committed to educating and mobilizing folks around the political, economic, and social equality of all women. The board provides feminists with a space to find jobs that progress the status of women or encompass their passion for social justice. Employers like Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, League of Conservation Voters, and The National Women’s Law Center utilize the board.

Policy and Justice Resources

  • American Association of University Women: The American Association of University Women fights to remove the barriers and biases that stand in the way of gender equity. They train women to negotiate for pay and benefits and to pursue leadership roles. The AAUW also advocates for federal, state and local laws and policies to ensure equity and end discrimination. Additionally, they have a number of fellowships and grants.
  • Ignite – IGNITE trains young women across the United States to run for office. Our participants are passionate about bettering their communities, but may not always understand the role of political leadership in that process. IGNITE teaches young women how to think critically about policy and understand where the levers of power to make change actually reside. Via our K-12 curriculumcollege chaptersannual conferences, and elected women network and alumni network IGNITE teaches young women to become civically engaged and step into public service
  • Women’s Foundation of California: The Women’s Foundation of California works to invest, train and connect with community leaders to advance gender, racial, and economic justice. They do this by providing grants to community-led organizations, training community leaders through the Women’s Policy Institute, and fostering a community of advocates, donors, policymakers, grantmakers, academics and many others through convening, sharing knowledge and strengthening the social justice movement in California.

STEM Resources

  • Association for Women in Science (AWIS): AWIS is a global network that inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions that advance women in STEM, spark innovation, promote organizational success, and drive systemic change.
  • IEEE – Women in Engineering (WIE): IEEE WIE connects over 20,000 members in over 100 countries to professional women around the world. IEEE WIE membership gives you access to a global network that advances professional women in technology at all points in their life and career.
  • National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT): NCWIT convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the meaningful participation of all women — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the influential field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.
  • The Society of Women Engineers (SWE): The Society of Women Engineers establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and outreach and advocacy activities.
    • USC’s Chapter of SWE: Members will meet a diverse group of women from all types of engineering disciplines and will interact with recruiters and established engineers of prestigious engineering firms.
  • Women in Technology International (WITI): WITI (Women in Technology International) is committed to empowering innovators, inspiring future generations and building inclusive cultures, worldwide. WITI is redefining the way women and men collaborate to drive innovation and business growth and is helping corporate partners create and foster gender inclusive cultures. The organization delivers leading edge programs and platforms for individuals and companies — designed to empower professionals, boost competitiveness and cultivate partnerships, globally.