Membership Associations

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Ellevate Entrepreneur Network

Resource: Ellevate Entrepreneur Network
Hosted by: Ellevate
To learn more contact: https://www.ellevatenetwork.com/Applys/join

Ellevate is a global professional women’s network that focuses on economic engagement and facilitating the advancement of women worldwide. Ellevate helps entrepreneurial women network through chapter meetings, national events, and online educational opportunities.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): NY, GA, TX, MA, CO, NJ, SC, NC, IL, OH, CT, CA, WI, FL, MN, PA, OR, WA, D.C.
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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Social Enterprise Alliance

Resource: Social Enterprise Alliance
Hosted by: Social Enterprise Alliance
To learn more contact: https://socialenterprise.us

Social Enterprise Alliance is the national membership organization and key catalyst for the rapidly growing social enterprise movement in the United States. The organization provides enterprising nonprofits and socially responsible for-profits with the resources they need to succeed, support, and grow the field on a national scale and serve as voices for more sustainable social impact. The organization hosts national and chapter-level events.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): AZ, CO, GA, CA, IL, MN, FL, MA, MI, NY, OH, KY, TN, TX, WA
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Social Entrepreneurship
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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Entrepreneurial Alliance Network

Resource: Entrepreneurial Alliance Network
Hosted by: National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
To learn more contact: https://www.ncwit.org/alliances/ea

Entrepreneurial Alliance (EA) is a membership group organized for small and growing women-owned companies in technology and computing. Growing companies that become EA members start capitalizing on the benefits of membership by learning how to create inclusive company cultures, build diverse technical teams, and gain visibility through connections with NCWIT’s national community of change leaders.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: Beyond concept-only
Industry Focus: Technology
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

ByNWBC Council

Young Presidents’ Organization

Resource: Young Presidents’ Organization
Hosted by: Young Presidents’ Organization
To learn more contact: http://www.ypo.org/

Young Presidents’ Organization is a membership group that provides 23,000 peers and their families in more than 130 countries with access to unique educational and networking experiences designed to support their businesses, communities, and personal leadership through local chapters worldwide.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): AL, AK, CA, AR, AZ, CT, DE, D.C., FL, WI, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, CO, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, KY, WY, TX
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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National Association of Women Business Owners

Resource: National Association of Women Business Owners
Hosted by: National Association of Women Business Owners
To learn more contact: http://www.nawbo.org/membership

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is a membership association that represents more than nine million women-owned businesses in the United States. Membership in this organization provides access to NAWBO ONE, a monthly online publication for women business owners; NAWBO SmartBrief; a twice-weekly e-mail newsletter; the articles library; and exclusive resources to help you grow your business.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): AZ, CA, D.C., NV, UT, NM, TX, TN, OK, KS, MO, IA, MN, IL, IN, OH, MS, WA, LA, MI, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA, NJ, NY, PA, DE, KY
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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Organization of Women in International Trade

Resource: Organization of Women in International Trade
Hosted by: Organization of Women in International Trade
To learn more contact: http://www.owit.org/joinus/membership

The Organization of Women in International Trade is a voluntary nonprofit professional organization of women and men involved/interested in international trade and business. Its growing network continues to provide a collective forum to support education, facilitate information exchange, and promote networking within local chapters or virtually.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): AR, WA, D.C., UT, TX, AZ, CA, IL, OH, GA, NY, VA, FL
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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Women Presidents’ Organization

Resource: Women Presidents’ Organization
Hosted by: Women Presidents’ Organization
To learn more contact: https://www.womenpresidentsorg.com/

Women Presidents’ Organization, Inc., is a nonprofit membership organization for women presidents of multi-million-dollar companies. The members of the WPO take part in professionally facilitated peer advisory groups in order to bring the “genius out of the group” and accelerate the growth of their businesses within local chapters or as members-at-large.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): AZ, MO, CA, NV, NJ, CO, NY, CT, DE, D.C., FL, NC, OH, GA, IL, OK, OR, PA, KY, LA, RI, ME, SC, MD, TN, MA, TX, MI, UT, MN, VA, WA, WI
Primary Requirements: $2 million in annual revenue; $1 million if service-based
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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Women Impacting Public Policy

Resource: Women Impacting Public Policy
Hosted by: Women Impacting Public Policy
To learn more contact: http://www.wipp.org/?page=Membership_Benefits

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) is a nonpartisan organization that educates and advocates on behalf of women-owned businesses. WIPP educates women business owners on economic policy and current legislative initiatives that impact business health and growth. Through its programming, members learn the tools necessary to become advocates on issues that cover a broad range of current legislation and policies, such as affordable healthcare, federal procurement policies, tax policies, energy, telecom, and more.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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Webgrrls International

Resource: Webgrrls International
Hosted by: Webgrrls International
To learn more contact: https://www.webgrrls.com/member/join/

Webgrrls International is an online and offline networking organization of professional business women focused on propelling their careers and businesses forward. The program focuses on helping participants network and connect with others, leverage technology, learn new skills, find mentors and interns, and gain access to support and information.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): New York City, NY
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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Small Giants Community

Resource: Small Giants Community
Hosted by: Small Giants
To learn more contact: https://www.smallgiants.org/

The Small Giants Community is a global membership organization focused on the promotion, implementation, and advancement of running a successful values-driven business. Membership in the Small Giants Community grants entrepreneurs the ability to connect with global leaders and access to exclusive events and myriad online forums and resources.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): Varies over time 
Primary Requirements: None 
Industry Focus: None 
First Step: Register 
Submission or start date: No