A Women's Funding Network Initiative
 

Networking

Building a strong network can help you grow your business and your community of support. One way of doing that is by signing up for a werc space profile. Another way is to check out these suggested resources and tools.

Resources & Tools

Career Girls Video: Have a Trusted Network
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“Have a Trusted Network” is a video featuring Joanna Iturbe from our partner, Career Girls.

Career Girls Video: Building Your Network
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“Building Your Network” is a video featuring Virginia Klausmeier from our partner, Career Girls.

Founding Moms
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The Founding Moms offers a fee-based membership that provides in-person community and connections through meet-ups, as well as online resources, community and educational opportunities.

Women Who Startup
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Women Who Startup offers a fee-based social network for women entrepreneurs. Some of the things they offer to members include: real time learning with industry experts through a live chat, resources, connections with other women entrepreneurs and a job board. They also host events, a podcast and a blog.

BuyFromWomen
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BuyFromWomen, part of the WorldWideWomen site, is a directory of women-owned businesses. You can list your business there, or use the site to purchase things from women-owned businesses.

MicroMentor
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Micromentor is a free mentorship matching website, where you can find a business mentor or become a mentor for another entrepreneur.

American Business Women’s Association
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American Business Women’s Association offers fee-based membership and events, networking and mentor connection opportunities through local groups.

Brazen
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Brazen supports women at all stages of business through resources, tools, community and support. They provide opportunities for peer support and connections with technical support experts, as well as events and workshops in the following locations:

St. Louis, Missouri

Chicago, Illinois

Dallas – Ft. Worth, Texas

Denver, Colorado

Detroit, Michigan

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation
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The Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation offers numerous resources and opportunities for local women entrepreneurs, including a free online business course and the option to set up a KIVA loan of up to $10,000 with 0% interest.

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LaunchTennessee
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LaunchTennessee offers a variety of resources for Tennessee entrepreneurs at every stage of the business journey, including a “resource matcher” where you can find specific kinds of support to meet your business needs, entrepreneurship programs and events, and more.

Michigan Women’s Foundation
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The Michigan Women’s Foundation offers a variety of opportunities for women business owners in the state of Michigan. They have a events where you can pitch your business idea, get advice and support, and win funds. You can also join a peer support group for business owners, attend a conference for entrepreneurs, and more.

Bay Area Entrepreneurship Alliance
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The Bay Area Entrepreneurship Alliance is a non-profit organization in California that offers business support to women, people of color, and veteran entrepreneurs. They offer a number of tools, including guidance, peer support, resources, connections, conferences, and more.

Mortar
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Mortar offers an entrepreneurship course in Cincinnati, Ohio that is specifically designed for low income people who want to build or grow their businesses. The course is nine weeks, and includes mentorship, education, and support.

WE NYC
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WE NYC is an intiative for women business owners in New York, which offers resources, educational materials, and access to community (including events, mentorship connections, workshops and more). WE NYC has partnered with Kiva to help women crowdfund for their business. They offer 10% of the crowdfunding goal (up to 1k) to pre-approved women-led businesses.

Women’s Venture Fund
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The Women’s Venture Fund works with women who own businesses in the New York City metropolitan area. They are a non-profit organization that offers advisory services, workshops, local events, and small business loans.

Diversity Woman
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Diversity Woman creates content for women business leaders who come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and races. Their articles focus on a variety of topics related to business leadership, from inspirational stories about diverse women leaders to information about how diversity impacts innovation and organizational effectiveness. They also host conferences and mentorship opportunities.

She Owns It
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She Owns It features articles for and by women entrepreneurs. The articles provide advice, inspiration, and guidance for those starting, maintaining or growing a business. Women businesses owners can also advertise their businesses on the site (for a fee), contribute stories, and find conferences to attend.

The BOSS Network
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A network and online resource for women entrepreneurs. They have a business directory that features women-led businesses, events, resources. Membership costs $299 and then $60 annually.

Women 2.0
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Women 2.0 is a resource for those looking for insights in to the tech industry, startups, and gender issues. They offer articles and interviews with women who are working in tech.

Association of Women Business Centers
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AWBC offers a fee-based network: it costs $400 per year to be a member. They sustain and support women business owners with over 100 local Women’s Business Centers.

SCORE
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SCORE provides you free business mentoring and advice. They also offer educational webinars, courses on demand, and a library of resources with guides and helpful articles. Connect with SCORE in your community or online at www.score.org.

Walker’s Legacy
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Walker’s Legacy is a digital platform for entrepreneurial women with a strong focus on diversity. They offer articles, a directory of businesses led by women, and communities that you can join in select cities.

Hello Alice
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Hello Alice uses AI technology to curate tools, resources, events and opportunities based on stage of business, and they believe in inclusivity for women and minorities. They also run a 12 week virtual accelerator.

National Women’s Business Council
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The NWBC conducts lobbying and advocacy on behalf of women business owners. Their website has facts and figures about women in business.

Heroikka
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Heroikka is a community of women around the globe who collaborate with each other to achieve positive change. Heroikka matches women who share their skills with woman-led projects. You can sign up to find help for your projects or small business, get inspired, learn new skills, and connect with others.
Career Girls Video: Developing My Network
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“Developing My Network” is a video featuring Stacy Shuker Reece, Ph.D from our partner, Career Girls.

Career Girls Video: The Importance of Networking
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“The Importance of Networking” is a video featuring Kim Carver, from our partner Career Girls.

Career Girls Video: Developing Sales & Marketing Skills
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“Developing Sales & Marketing Skills” is a video featuring Sue McCauly from our partner, Career Girls.

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