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9to5: National Association of Working Women

9to5 is a national organization dedicated to putting working women's issues on the public agenda. 9to5's constituents are low-wage women, women in traditionally female jobs, and those who've experienced any form of discrimination. Find out more about your job rights by contacting their Job Survival hotline at www.9to5.org/resources/helpline.

www.9to5.org 

Advertising Women of New York (AWNY)

AWNY’s mission is to provide a forum for personal and professional growth; to serve as a catalyst for the advancement of women in the communications field; and to promote and support philanthropic endeavors through the AWNY Foundation.

www.awny.org 

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

www.aauw.org 

American Business Women’s Association (ABWA)

ABWA's mission is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education; networking support and national recognition.

www.abwa.org 

American Medical Women’s Association

The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health.  They achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and by building strategic alliances.

www.amwa-doc.org 

American Society of Women Accountants

The mission of ASWA is to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession.

www.aswa.org 

American Women In Radio & Television

American Women in Radio & Television, Inc. (AWRT) is a non-profit, professional organization of women who work in the media and allied fields. Their mission is to advance the impact of women in the media and allied fields by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to their members, the industry, and the public.

www.awrt.org 

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

The Anita Borg Institute seeks to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, and increase the positive impact of technology on the world’s women.

anitaborg.org 

The Association for Women in Communications

The Association for Women in Communications is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.

www.womcom.org 

Association for Women in Mathematics

The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.

www.awm-math.org 

Association for Women in Science

AWIS is a national advocacy organization championing the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. By breaking down barriers and creating opportunities, AWIS strives to ensure that women in these fields can achieve their full potential.

www.awis.org 

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)

The AACU is concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Their members are committed to extending the advantage of a liberal education to all students, regardless of their academic specialization or intended career.

www.aacu.org 

Catalyst

Catalyst works with businesses and the professions to build inclusive workplaces and expand opportunities for women and business. Catalyst seeks a world that supports and encourages every woman in her career aspirations and places no limits on where her skills and energy can take her.

www.catalyst.org 

Committee of 200

The primary mission of C200 is to foster, celebrate and advance women's leadership in business. Through targeted outreach and support to future leaders, C200 also helps to ensure that women will continue to take evermore significant and visible leadership roles.  

www.c200.org 

Conference Board

The Conference Board operates as a global independent membership organization working in the public interest. It publishes information and analysis, makes economics-based forecasts and assesses trends, and facilitates learning by creating dynamic communities of interest that bring together senior executives from around the world.

www.conference-board.org 

Dress for Success 

Dress for Success is an international, nonprofit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and personal support in helping women not only find jobs but also thrive in the workforce. Each year they reach more than 40,000 women in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the Netherlands. 

http://www.dressforsuccess.org/home.aspx 

Families and Work Institute (FWI)

Families and Work Institute (FWI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies the changing workforce, family and community. As a preeminent think-tank, FWI is known for being ahead of the curve, identifying emerging issues, and then conducting rigorous research that often challenges common wisdom, provides insight and leads to change.

www.familiesandwork.org 

Financial Women’s Association

The Financial Women’s Association brings together high achieving professionals from every sector of the financial world. They are dedicated to developing future leaders, enhancing the role of women in finance, and investing in the community.

www.fwa.org 

Foundation for Women's Resources 

Emerging and established women leaders work together toward a common goal through the Foundation for Women's Resources – to advance the personal, economic and professional status of women. This organization is headquartered in Dallas at the Women's Museum: An Institute for the Future. 

http://www.womensresources.org 

Girls, Incorporated

Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas.

www.girlsinc.org 

International Women’s Forum

The International Women’s Forum is advancing women’s leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world’s most preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement. Through this global organization, IWF members come together across national and international boundaries to share knowledge and ideas, to enrich each other's lives, to provide a network of support and to exert influence.

www.iwforum.org 

National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)

NAFE has a rich history of providing education, networking, and public advocacy to empower its members to achieve career success and financial security. Members are women executives, business owners, entrepreneurs and others who are committed to NAFE’s mission: the advancement of women in the workplace.

www.nafe.com 

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

NAWBO propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by strengthening the wealth creating capacity of its members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community; by creating innovative and effective change in the business culture; and by building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations.

www.nawbo.org 

The National Council on Women’s Health, Inc.

The National Council on Women’s Health, Inc. (NCWH) is a non-profit, volunteer partnership of professionals dedicated to educating girls and women about informed health-care choices.

www.ncwh.org 

National Latina Business Women Association 

Founded in 2003, the NLBWA exists to promote, develop and support the growth of Latina business owners and professionals. They are working to increase representation, networking and mentoring opportunities for Latinas in the business world. 

http://www.nlbwa.com

National Women's Business Council 

The National Women's Business Council is a bipartisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the president, Congress and the U.S. Small Business Administration on vital economic issues to women business owners.  

http://www.nwbc.gov 

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders.

http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org 

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)

The WBDC is the oldest, largest, most comprehensive, and successful women’s business assistance center in the United States. They deliver business services and financial assistance to empower women towards entrepreneurship and economic self-sufficiency.

www.wbdc.org 

Women’s Council of Realtors

The Women’s Council of Realtors is a network of successful realtors empowering women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders.

www.wcr.org 

Women For Hire

Founded in 1999 as the first and only company devoted to a comprehensive array of recruitment services for women, Women For Hire offers signature career expos, inspiring speeches and seminars, a popular career-focused magazine and customized marketing programs.

www.womenforhire.com 

Women Grocers of America

Women Grocers of America (WGA) serves as an information and advisory arm to the National Grocers Association. Membership in WGA is open to any woman affiliated with a retail, wholesale, manufacturing/ service supplier company or state/local association that maintains membership in the National Grocers Association.

www.nationalgrocers.org/WGA/WGA.html 

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT)

WICT develops women leaders who transform the telecommunications industry. As the oldest and largest organization serving women professionals in this field, WICT is at the forefront of an industry undergoing constant change.

www.wict.org 

Women in Government Relations (WGA)

WGR is committed to the advancement and empowerment of women at all career levels of government relations. By offering leadership opportunities, mentoring, partnerships, networking and educational programming, WGR cultivates its members’ personal and professional growth.

www.wgr.org 

Women in Technology International (WITI)

WITI's mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.

www.witi.com  

The Women’s Sports Foundation

The Women’s Sports Foundation—the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports—advocates for equality, educates the public, conducts research and offers grants to promote sports and physical activity for girls and women.

www.womenssportsfoundation.org