Women continue to make strides in business every day. Many women small business owners had to fight stereotypes, sexism, inequality, and more to find success. Today, women-owned businesses account for more than 12 million American companies, which generate $1.9 trillion in revenue and employ 9.4 million workers. The following is a list of resources curated to aid women small business owners.
National Association of Women Business Owners: NAWBO is an organization of women entrepreneurs that aims to promote economic development and create innovative changes in the business culture. NAWBO has local chapters in 31 states, hosts conferences, and publishes business articles and advice, such as their free twice-weekly SmartBrief email newsletter.
U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce: This association of women-owned businesses serves as a lobbying and advocacy group in Washington, D.C. Check out their website for information on summits, seminars, and special meetings that help women-owned businesses grow and thrive.
SBA’s Women-Owned Business Program: SBA helps women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. Connect with the training and funding opportunities specifically for women.
The Women’s Venture Fund: This organization supports diversity in business by offering both funding and business advice to women entrepreneurs in urban areas.