Anyone who has ever worked for themselves or runs a solo business knows that it’s a lonely journey at times. The long hours you log at the computer while the rest of the world goes to work in offices is a well-known fact about entrepreneurs. So it’s most important to belong to a support network of like-minded people who understand what you’re going through and act a sounding board to bounce off ideas. In this day and age of social media, connecting to people in person definitely pays off plus you get a fun evening out of it.
We have compiled a list of Australian, US and International organisations that cater to the needs of female entrepreneurs. Have a look at the list and if you are an entrepreneur and don’t belong to an organisation yet, it may be worth re-evaluating what these type of support networks can deliver:
Support networks for female entrepreneurs
Australian Businesswomen’s Network
The Australian Businesswomen’s Network exists to provide business education and resources for women across Australia and facilitates opportunities for them to connect, learn and be inspired by mentors, role models and each other.
Business Chicks believe that great stuff happens when women come together to uplift and inspire each other. When we stop competing, and start lending a hand. When we give of ourselves and our expertise so that others can benefit from it. We imagine a world where women feel part of something bigger than themselves, and a world where we feel safe to give anything a go.
Women’s Network Australia
Established in 1990, Women’s Network Australia is a membership-based organisation that empowers women to reach their full potential in business. For over two decades they have been educating, guiding and supporting women in their pursuit of success, helping them to turn their start up or newly founded businesses into profitable enterprises.
Success Women’s Network
Success Women’s Network (SWN) brings together like-minded businesswomen in a casual, friendly and fun environment to network at monthly lunches in local communities. It’s networking for businesswomen like you have never seen before.
NAWBO – National Association of Women Business Owners
NAWBO propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
Women 2.0’s mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups. Women 2.0 supports entrepreneurs with a network, resources and knowledge to take your startup from an idea to launch.
WITI – Women in Technology International
WITI products and services include: Networking, WITI Marketplace, Career Services/Search, National Conferences and Regional Events, Publications and Resources, Small Business Programs, Research, Bulletin Boards and more.
eWomen Network’ mission is to connect and promote women and their businesses worldwide.
Please let us know if there are more fantastic organisations out there that should be on this list via the comments section below. If you would like your organization to be added to this list, please contact us.