Career Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

This article contains links to 100 resources for women entrepreneurs for various stages of business planning and growth. Here you can find links to articles, conferences, funding resources, regional offices, helpful books and more.

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Associations, Networks and Communities
Competitions and Funding
Government Resources
Conferences
Internships
Articles and Information
Regional
Blogs
Twitter and Facebook Accounts
Books
About the Author

Associations, Networks and Communities

The Association of Women’s Business Centers – A network of women’s business centers around that country that supports entrepreneurial development especially for underserved women.

National Association for Moms in Business – A leadership cultivation and advocacy organization for entrepreneurial moms and moms in business.

National Association of Women Business Owners – A dues-based organization that supports woman-owned business.

Woman Owned – A membership site with a public directory, funding database and networking tools for growing women entrepreneurs.

Own It Ventures – An online membership community where women entrepreneurs and business owners can market business and products and share ideas.

Interview Her – An online networking facility where women business owners can share their business ventures and ideas with other women and have them featured on the site.

Savor the Success – A premium business network that offers public relations opportunities, access to media lists, information and networking.

Startup Princess – Offers education, mentoring, encouragement and a business exchange directory to women worldwide.

Project Eve – A free membership community for women in business to share ideas and problem solve.

The Boss Network – A networking community for small for entrepreneurial women who want to connect, develop and promote their brands.

Power Chicks International Community – A paid monthly membership that gives you access to lessons and a private Facebook group for conversation and networking.

The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network – A community of women entrepreneurs in several countries interested in growing their businesses through social platforms.

WEXPO – A community to showcase products and services and connect with businesswomen across the world.

Women TIES – A membership community for women entrepreneurs at every stage that promotes products and serves, encourages networking and provides information.


 

Competitions and Funding

PITCH San Francisco 2014 Startup Competition – Start up business ventures with women in the founding team may apply to become to pitch at the Women 2.0 conference

500 Women – This branch of startup support company, 500, provides capital and funding for woman-led companies, founders and investors.

Tory Burch Foundation – Supports women entrepreneurs through loans, mentoring programs and education.

Women’s Funding Network – A global community of women’s funds and foundations to help women access tools and resources.

Springboard Enterprises – A network of experts that assists woman-led tech-oriented companies in sourcing capital and partnerships.

37 Angels – Early startup companies may pitch to receive funding from this group up women investors.

Astia – A network of entrepreneurs, investors, and like-minded business people that fund women-led business ventures worldwide.

Golden Seeds – Companies can apply to receive funding from Golden Seeds, an investment firm focused on woman-led businesses.

Pipeline Fellowship – Women owners or co-owners of businesses with a social or environmental mission may apply to receive funding from Pipeline Fellowship, a network of women angel investors.

Make Mine a Million $ Business – A business growth race that offers assessments, coaching, financing and recognition along the way.

The Cartier Women’s Initiative – An annual award that offers funding, coaching and exposure for women in the beginning stages of entrepreneurship.

Key4Women – A women’s entrepreneurial community from Key Bank that offers access to business capital, financial services and networking opportunities

Government Resources

The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Women’s Business Ownership – Offers programs, training and counseling, financial resources and more to women nationwide, especially traditionally underrepresented women.

The National Women’s Business Council – Provides research and news of importance to women entrepreneurs.

BusinessUSA – A platform with useful tools and information for business services, including a financing search bar.

Conferences

WomanCon – Features successful female entrepreneurs and other experts sharing their expertise on building a successful business while balancing other challenges.

Inc. Women’s Summit – Popular business growth magazine Inc.com presents a conference for women featuring panels, speakers, coaches, peer-to-peer education and more.

The Conferences for Women – Features conferences in Pennsylvania, Texas and Massachusetts that include a wide range of topics including finance and business development.

Women 2.0 – Focuses on information and connections for tech entrepreneurs and investors.

eWomen Network International Conference and Business Expo – Hosts world-class speakers and provides networking opportunities and business development strategies for women.

Mom 2 CEO: The Ultimate Mom-Entrepreneur Symposium – Professional mother entrepreneurs give guidelines on how to balance business and motherhood.

The Founding Moms – A one-day conference of marketing, sales, branding and a variety of other topics tailored to the mom entrepreneur community.

Women’s Empowerment Network Conference – A 3-day conference for women of all backgrounds dedicated to personal and financial growth.

Women’s International Networking Conference – A global women’s leadership conference to develop, empower and connect modern leaders.

Internships

Hera Hub Internships – Offers internships in marketing, events and public relations for college students that are enthusiastic about the company’s mission to support women entrepreneurs.

Articles and Information

Hera Hub – Offers various levels of month-to-month co-working space for women entrepreneurs.

Chic CEO – A compilation of basic, easy to understand business information, resources, and how-tos.

Ladies Who Launch – Exposure, connections and events to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Small Biz Daily – The women’s section of the Small Biz Daily website has articles for and about the modern entrepreneurial woman as well as ideas for funding.

Stiletto Woman – Lifestyle articles for woman moving into entrepreneurship or looking to grow their businesses.

Spark and Hustle – Highlights women entrepreneurs, and gives tips and teleclasses on topics like “10 Solid Strategies to Improve Email Marketing”

Go Girl Finance – Simplified financial literacy and made simple for entrepreneurs, new business owners and working women.

Young Female Entrepreneurs – Live online networking events, business action plans, book clubs and features for women in their 20s and 30s with new brands.

Power Chicks International – Online courses for business builders with varying topics such as blogging and clarifying your business model.

Empower Lounge – Provides new and successful women entrepreneurs with a platform to share tools, secrets and inspiration.

U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce – An organization dedicated to promoting a women-led economy by helping women take ownership of their business and financial situations.

The Mogul Mom – A wide range of advice and resources for balancing motherhood and owning and running a business.

Business and Professional Women International – An international organization that builds women’s businesses through mentoring, networking and leadership empowerment.

The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report – A detailed report on industry trends, insights and other information on women-owned businesses.

WISE Women’s Business Center – Certified business trainers provide one-on-one business counseling, training and work shops for women at all stages of business.

Entrepreneur Women – Informative articles on business from the a section of Entrepreneur.com dedicated to women.

Regional

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. Women’s Business Center – A business development organization that provides training and technical assistance to boost women entrepreneurs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Success in the City – Influential women join together in this executive women’s organization that promotes entrepreneurial spirit and networking.

New York

Women’s Venture Fund – A nonprofit organization that assists women in New York and New Jersey to establish their businesses with technical assistance, advisory and small loans.

In Good Company – Provides office space, networking events and classes for women entrepreneurs in New York City.

Boston

Center for Women & Enterprise – A non-profit organization that offers classes and online learning to new and growing entrepreneurs in Boston and Rhode Island.

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network – A forum for new entrepreneurs and business owners alike to connect, featuring monthly breakfasts, leadership programs and more.

Atlanta

Atlanta Women Entrepreneurs – An educational and networking organization catering specifically to women with small minority businesses and budding entrepreneurs.

The Edge Connection – Marketing, financial and other business classes and seminars offered through their Women’s Business Center.

Denver

The Women’s Business Development Center – Resources, business education and networking to assist Colorado women with the launch and development of new companies.

Connecticut

Women’s Business Development Council – Offers entrepreneurial training and counseling and financial education with several locations in Connecticut

Austin

Women’s Business Center at BiGAUSTIN – A Small Business Administration resource offering training, financing and help with business plans and development.

Los Angeles

Women Entrepreneurs Club – A group for Los Angeles women interested in non-traditional career and entrepreneurship.

Ohio

Women’s Entrepreneurship Network – An organization holding business networks and meetings several times a month in Ohio.

Blogs

Female Entrepreneur Association – Offers articles and vlogs on entrepreneurial success, including posts like “5 Ways to Make Sure Your Idea Becomes a Success”, and a 5-step social media plan.

The Founding Moms – Advice from mom entrepreneurs in the form of videos, articles, and links.

She Takes On The World – A business and entrepreneurship blog for women featuring videos on topics and considerations for building your business.

Women on the Fence – Posts about business, motherhood and lifestyle, designed for women who aren’t sure if they’re ready to take the plunge into entrepreneurship.

She Owns It – Features articles and success stories to expose and support women entrepreneurs.

Women Presidents’ Organization – A blog with quality posts ranging from entrepreneurship to complex business issues.

Secrets of Success – A product of Women Entrepreneur Radio that helps women in their entrepreneurial endeavors by providing tips, resources, and promotion.

One Woman Marketing – A blog from marketer and copyrighter Kelly Kautz covering topics like blogging, branding, graphic design and life in between.

Women on Business – A blog with information and articles to help women grow as entrepreneurs and bridge the gap between male and female business thought leaders.

Market Like a Chick – Succinct, smart advice on marketing and entrepreneurial trends from women in the marketplace.

Entrepreneur Girl Talk – A collection of blogs focused on entrepreneurship in young women.

Entrewomen – A compilation of the thoughts, motivation and inspiration behind successful women entrepreneurs.

Twitter and Facebook Accounts

@WomenEnt – Women Entrepreneurs tweets tips, tricks and questions for discussion.

@ForbesWoman – Links to useful links for entrepreneurs and career-minded women.

@womenonbusiness – News and information that every successful business woman needs to know.

@Erinblaskie – The twitter of entrepreneur Erin Blaskie, founder of Business Services, ETC., a company that provides virtual services to entrepreneurs worldwide.

@AliBrown – Advice and tricks from entrepreneur and philanthropist Ali Brown, who works with women all over the world to help them grow their businesses.

@SarahPrevette – Tips and tricks for start-up business from Sarah Prevette, founder of the fact-sharing site, Sprouter.

@EntMagazine – Information and advice for entrepreneurs at all stages

@Sumaya – Information on entrepreneurship, young professional issues, diversity and technology from Sumaya Kazi, founder of social intelligence company, Sumazi

Crave – A forum for sharing business tips from Crave, a company that does networking events women business owners.

Forbes Woman’s Women Entrepreneurs – A list of 30 women entrepreneurs to follow, curated by Forbes Woman

Books And Magazines

My Favorite Mistake for Female Entrepreneurs – Natalie Susi, Jodi Greene and Stephanie Burns chronicle relatable stories, tips, and techniques from top entrepreneurs.

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead – Chief Operating Officer for Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, compiles data, anecdotes, and research to illustrate why women need to step up as entrepreneurs.

Lioness Magazine – A digital magazine for female entrepreneurs with useful information on startup, marketing, technology and leadership.

Single Women Entrepreneurs – Interviews with single women entrepreneurs that explore the advantages and disadvantages of running a business, as well as advice for up and coming entrepreneurs.

The Mom Inventors Handbook – A mom’s guide on turning an invention or idea into a successful business.

Women Entrepreneur Revolution: Red, Set, Launch! – Entrepreneur women offer the ins and outs, advice and dos and don’ts of starting and running a successful business.

Girl Boss – Sophia Amoruso, founder of online retail company, Nasty Gal shares her experience in her journey of starting her own business.

Empower Lounge Ebooks“Yin & Yang of Starting a Business”,Your Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur” and “The Step-By-Step Guide to Launching Your Big Idea With Minimum Risk” give you the tips you need as a new entrepreneur.

The Next Women – A business magazine for entrepreneurs, executives and investors designed to advise, inspire and educate women on their business needs.

The Boss of You – A guide with career advice, success stories, and lessons for women entrepreneurs who want to redefine their success.

Little Pink Book – A digital magazine delivered to you inbox with resources, advice, data and trends for working women.

About the Author

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Raecine Williams received her Bachelor’s from the University of Miami and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Journalism at the University of Maryland College Park.  She writes for the Prince George’s Sentinel and Nirvana Magazine and has worked in various capacities in her native island of Jamaica. In her spare time she runs a clothing line called Wild/Free and loves to travel.

Career Resources for Minorities in Journalism

The following is a list of 100 career resources for minorities in journalism and related fields. Here you’ll find links to associations and foundations, important research and articles, internships, honor programs, financial aid, conferences, job search sites, and Facebook pages.

Associations and Foundations
Honors Programs
Internships
Conferences
Financial Aid
Job Search
Research and Articles
Facebook Pages

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Associations and Foundations

Hispanic Communicators Association – Seeks to explore and promote academic and career issues, by empowering the students in Hispanic journalism.
National Association of Black Journalists – Provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.
T. Howard Foundation – Promotes diversity in the multimedia and entertainment industry.
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication – Promotes the highest possible standards for journalism and mass communication education, to incorporate diversity.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists – Dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry.
Asian American Journalists Association – Provides a means of support among Asian American journalists, and to advance them as news managers and media executives.
Native American Journalists Association – Improves communication among Native people and between Native Americans and the general public.
Unity: Journalists for Diversity – Advocates fair and accurate news coverage about people of color and LGBT issues.
The Association of LGBT Journalists – Opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development.
South Asian Journalists Association – Provides a network for education, inspirations and training to upgrade South Asia coverage.
American Society of News Editors – Advocates for diverse newsrooms in America’s communities.
Women’s Media Center – Amplifies women’s voices, changing the conversation.
National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications – Advocates and empowers for ethnic diversity in the communications industry.
Bay Area Black Journalists Association – Enhances the responsible news coverage of communities of color.
Sports Journalism Institute – Helps women and minority journalists into newsroom.
National Association of Broadcasters – Voice for the nation’s radio and television broadcasters.
National Council of La Raza – An organization to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
Freedom Forum – Dedicated to free press, free speech, free spirit and newsroom diversity.
New Voices – News and voices of campus jews.
International Center for Journalists – Advancing quality journalism worldwide.
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication – Dedicated to excellence and high standards in professional education in journalism and mass communications.
Sinclair Broadcast Group – One of the largest and most diversified television groups.

Honors Programs

Chips Quinn Scholars – Gives opportunity, training and voice to young journalists of color.

Internships

The Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Minority Internship – Jon R. Tuttle’s internship encourages future generations of compassionate broadcasters and journalists.
Chicago Sun-Times Minority Scholarship and Internship Program – Minority college students must have an interest in newspaper reporting, editing, graphics or photography.
AAAS Minority Science Writers Internship – The American Association for the Advancement of Science offers a summer internship program for minority students interested in journalism as a career.
CBS News Internship Program – Educational program for college students interested in pursuing a career in journalism.
ABC News Internship – Students interested in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism.
NBC Universal Careers – Students interested in a career with a broadcast journalism.
National Public Radio – Students who work well on diverse teams and thrive with individual assignments.
The Washington Post Student Internships – An internship opportunity for students interested in journalism.
Boston Globe Newsroom Summer Internship – An opportunity for college students interested in journalism to gain practical experience on a major newspaper.
The Seattle Times Company Newsroom Internship – An internship for students involved in journalism.
MAIP Internship Program – The multicultural advertising program to jumpstart the career of diverse professionals.
American Journalism Center – Internships that prepare you for the field of journalism.
National Journalism Center – Internship for students interested in the field of politics and journalism.
DC Internships – Internships for students in the D.C. area, interested in journalism.
Google Internship – Students who are interested in interning with Google.

Conferences

NABJ Convention & Career Fair – National Association of Black Journalists’ conventions provides professional development sessions and celebrates excellence in journalism.
Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting Fellowships – Provides traditionally under-represented racial and ethnic minority journalists with an opportunity to gain environment research and reporting skills.
American Black Film Festival – Committed to broadening the mainstream embrace of Black culture.
Journalism and Women Symposium – Supports the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism.
Politico – Provides a profitable future for tough, fair and fun coverage of politics and government.

Financial Aid

Allison E. Fisher Memorial Fund – Scholarship promotes awareness of breast cancer in young women by telling Allison’s story.
Carole Simpson Scholarship – Scholarship encourages and helps minority students overcome hurdles along their career path.
Larry Whiteside Scholarship – NABJ provides the scholarship to provide financial assistance to minority journalism students interested in sports journalism.
Les Payne Founder’s Scholarship – NABJ provides the scholarship for minority journalism students interested in print journalism.
NABJ Scholarship – NABJ provides the scholarship to a deserving minority student with demonstrated interest in pursuing a journalism career.
Scholarships for journalists – Scholarships.com – Scholarships for students interested in journalism.
Scholarships for journalists – Scholarshipexperts.com – Scholarships for students with a future career in journalism.
RTDNA Scholarships – Radio Television Digital News Association provides scholarships for minority journalism students.
The National Press Club’s Journalism Diversity Scholarship – The National Press Club provides scholarships for minority students interested in journalism.
Hearst Journalism Awards Program – Provides support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education and the college and university level.
Kay Longscope Scholarship Award – Scholarship for LGBT journalists, shows the critical role diversity plays in the education of the next generation of newsroom leaders.
LIN Media’s Broadcast and Digital Scholarship – Scholarship for minorities interested in journalism.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation – Gives opportunities to people of color.
New York Women in Communications – Scholarships for New York women who are interested in communications.
Zimmerman Scholarship – Scholarship for a student interested in journalism.
Feldman Fellowship – Scholarship for students interested in journalism.

Job Search

Journalism Jobs – Journalismjobs.com – Jobs for people interested working in journalism.
Journalism Jobs – Journalismnext.com – Search portal of jobs for people interested in journalism.
Journalism Careers – Careerbuilder.com – Career portal of journalism-related jobs.
Journalism Jobs – Indeed.com – Jobs for people who are interested in journalism.
Journalism Jobs – Monster.com – Jobs for people interested in a career in journalism.
Equal Opportunity Publication – Jobs for minorities interested in a career in journalism.
Journalism Jobs – HireDiversity.com – Jobs for minorities interested in journalism.
Journalism Jobs – ImDiversity.com – Career portal for minorities interested in journalism.
Journalism Internships – InternMatch.com – Portal for internships centered around journalism.
Journalism Internships – Internships.com – Internship portal for students interested in journalism.
Broadcast Media and Journalism Career Guide – Jobs for minorities interested in the field of journalism.
CEI-Internships – Brings interns and industry together.
Media Bistro – The pulse of media for jobs.
Sunoasis Jobs – Jobs for people who are interested in writing.
Work Place Diversity – Jobs for minorities interested in journalism.
iHispano – Jobs for hispanic people interested in journalism.
Riley Guide – Jobs for minorities interested in the field of journalism.
Scripps – Jobs for minorities interested in journalism.
Black Collegian – Jobs for minorities who are interested in journalism.
INROADS – Develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

Research and Articles

Speak Out Against Discrimination – “Sports’ Journalism, Discrimination & Diversity”
Neiman Reports – “Are Minorities getting a fair shot at journalism jobs?”
Poytner – “Minority Journalism Organizations: Do they matter? Yes”
NPR – “Minority Journalists face new challenges”
The Atlantic – “Newsroom Diversity: A Casualty of Journalism’s Financial Crisis”
Poytner – “Percentage of Minorities is Higher”
Media Smarts – “Visible Minorities in the Newsroom”
Tim Porter – “ASNE’s Diversity Study: Looking for Answers”
Freedom Forum – “Newsroom Diversity: Meeting the Challenge”
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – “Minority Student Recruitment, Retention and Career Transition Practices: A Review of the Literature”

Facebook pages

UF Hispanic Communicator’s Association’s Facebook – A club for any student interested in mass communication and media.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Facebook – Dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry.
International Center for Journalists – Advancing quality journalism worldwide.
National Association of Black Journalists – Provides quality programs and services to advocate on behalf of black journalists.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists – Dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry.
Asian American Journalists Association – Provide education and information to Asian students.
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association – Fosters fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues.
Association for Women Journalists – Encourages discussion of issues important to women journalists.
T. Howard Foundation – Provides internships in multimedia and entertainment to multi-ethnic minority college students.
Native American Journalists Association – Improves communication among Native people.
Unity Journalists – Advocates fair and accurate news coverage about people of color and LGBT issues.
American Society of News Editors – Focuses on leadership development and journalism-related issues.
National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications – To educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.
National Council of La Raza – The largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.

About the Author

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Nicole Curtis is a student at the University of Maryland College Park and an intern with BusinessResearchGuide.com. Nicole studies broadcast journalism and Spanish. She enjoys photography and social media, and has worked with WTOP Radio as a digital intern and the women’s basketball team at the University of Maryland as a video marketing intern. She is active on her campus as a reporter for the school newspaper The Diamondback and a member of the Maryland Association of Black Journalists.

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