Whether you’ve been in business a long time or are an aspiring business owner, you’ll discover how powerful and empowering it is to be supported by your fellow female entrepreneurs as you navigate your way through the complexities of entrepreneurship as a woman in today’s world.
We’ve put together a list of incredible websites with the mission to empower women entrepreneurs on their journey to success. You may be ready to grow an innovative business to reach your pinnacle of success.
The list below shows you the wide range of missions for these leaders. From the stories you will see on She Owns It to the EveryGirl that might just be you looking for the inspiration to live that great life. Take it from two life-long entrepreneurs. It is a great journey. One we love to share.
“Celebrating, supporting & connecting women entrepreneurs”
She Owns It believes that behind every successful woman is her story. She Owns It empowers women to write their own success stories!
“Workplaces That Work for Women.”
Catalyst is a global non-profit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, Catalyst helps organizations remove barriers and drive change with pioneering research, practical tools, and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership—because progress for women is progress for everyone.
“Not your typical venture capitalists.”
As the first female-led millennial venture capital firm, SoGal Ventures represents how far their generation has come, and how deep their impact on the world can be. They believe in the power of diversity, borderless business, and human-centric design.
“She is The Everygirl. This is for her.”
The Every Girl is an online resource for the creative and career-driven woman who wants to live her best life. They aim to provide millions of women around the globe with a daily dose of inspiration and guidance. By offering detailed in-depth features, career profiles, reliable first-hand accounts that they can relate to, and how-to guides, The Everygirl inspires women toward leading a well-rounded, financially sound, and stylish life.
Chic CEO is to empower individuals to become the CEO of their life and encourage entrepreneurship through turning your life passion into a profit. The vision of CEO CHIC LIFE is a generation of entrepreneurs earning multiple streams of income while doing work that compliments individual passion.
“Building a Better Working World.”
EY is committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration.
EY wants to build a better working world through our own actions and by engaging with like-minded organizations and individuals.
“Invest in Women.”
Ellevate is a global professional women's network dedicated to these beliefs and to the economic engagement of women worldwide. The most expansive and diverse network of its kind, our community is made up of successful, motivated and passionate professional women from various industries and walks of life with one common belief: that investing in themselves and in other women is good business.
Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women. They achieve this goal by motivating young women to prepare for a business career, increasing women's access to education and business networks, raising awareness of the impact women can make on business and on society, culture, environment, and economy.
“Empowering Women Entrepreneurs.”
The Tory Burch Foundation aims to empower female entrepreneurs through capital, entrepreneurial education, and fellowship programs. Their partnership with Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Small Businesses program provides women small-business owners with business and management education. They offer mentoring and networking opportunities as they have always believed in the value of mentors. The Foundation offers opportunities for women to network with business leaders and other entrepreneurs seeking to grow and scale their enterprises.
Savor the Success is a premium network exclusively for women entrepreneurs. Members of this website get PR opportunities by forming connections on Savor the Success community. Accountability is at the heart of the Savor the Success community. Members set benchmarks and then these ladies push and help each other to reach their goals. It’s a win-win situation.
Emmy-award winning entrepreneur Natalie MacNeil has made She Takes on the World one of the top blogs for career-minded women and women entrepreneurs. 1,000,000+ entrepreneurs from almost every country on Earth have come to She Takes On the World for inspiration, action steps, and support on everything from business and brand building, to superhuman health and living in alignment.
“You are beautiful.”
Jade's book series and media platform feature untouched photos of women alongside their stories of their journeys to build self-esteem in a world that thrives off women feeling insecure. Jade's dream is to inspire future generations of women to be free from painful suffering from years of feeling not enough and embrace their sacred beauty just as they are in this precious moment.
“I help make the intangible sellable. “
Shenee Howard works with women entrepreneurs who want to go BIG with their business and be known as thought leaders and superstars in their field. She does this by helping people define and articulate what makes them special and giving them the WOW message that will get people to stand up, take notice and opt-in.
“Where girls cause a ruckus”
Hardy Girls Healthy Women (HGHW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and well being of girls and women. Hardy Girls takes girls seriously and puts the power in their hands to challenge a society that ignores their brilliance. We dare adult allies to join us in standing with girls.
A learning platform for a global community of female entrepreneurs and innovators. Women Who Startup provides a network, a platform, multiple sources of collaboration and rapid-learning to female entrepreneurs and innovators who are committed to building successful companies.
“Closing the gender gap in tech, one girl at a time.“
Girls Who Code was founded five years ago with the belief that computing skills are a critical path to security and prosperity in today’s job market. What began with 20 girls in the heart of New York City, Girls Who Code will reach 40,000 girls in all 50 U.S. states by the end of this year.
Victoria Colligan started Ladies Who Launch to provide inspiration and advice to women entrepreneurs during a time when little attention was being paid to their challenges and success. Victoria and her team of leaders built a network of more than 100,000 women and a brand that reached millions through free events, workshops, expert advice and the books Victoria authored to share her learnings from thousands of interviews with women in business.
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Some of our own work on women entrepreneurs is turning up some cool ladies building amazing businesses.
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6-Step Process for You
One of the ways we are working with entrepreneurs is to help them create a process, a 6-Step Process, to turn their ideas into innovations. We have often found that they see something that could be a great new business. But, they get stymied by all the things they don't know -- yet! Take a look and see if it is right for you.
The Simon Initiative
Focusing on Women Entrepreneurs
We are launching The Simon Initiative at the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St Louis. This initiative’s purpose is to expand diversity and interdisciplinary approaches to entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurs aren't just interested in running another small business. They want to grow something innovative that opens a new market space and tackles the unmet needs of people and businesses. They see things with "fresh eyes."
If you are an entrepreneur -- a woman with a big idea, an African-American with a cool solution, an aspiring 50 year old looking to start your own business, finally -- perhaps we can lend a hand! You can learn more about what we do with and for entrepreneurs here.
Think about it. Is there a better time to go for it? Forty percent of the businesses in the U.S. today, 2018, are now owned by women. See if we can lend you a hand.
From Observation to Innovation,
Andi Simon, Ph.D.
CEO|Corporate Anthropologist| Award-winning Author
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