Organizations dedicated to supporting women scientists are important resources for women entrepreneurs.
For Women Entrepreneurs:
National Women’s Business Council (NWBC)
A federal advisory committee on important issues for women business owners and entrepreneurs. Priorities include increasing women’s access to capital and opportunity, promoting and supporting women’s STEM entrepreneurship via education and capital, and rural women’s entrepreneurship. See their Grow Her Business resources.
Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) – Find an AWBC center near you to get training, mentoring, free to low-cost counseling, business development support, and financing opportunities for women who want to start, grow, and expand their small businesses. Part of the Small Business Administration.
SheEO – Women entrepreneurs pitch their idea for potential funding. Selected entrepreneurs spend the weekend together and get to know one another before dividing up the capital they have been given.
- Women in Business – News about women entrepreneurs from Entrepreneurship, an online magazine and place to find resources.
- Black Women Entrepreneurs – News about Black women entrepreneurs from Entrepreneurship, an online magazine and place to find resources.
Organizations for Women in Science
Women in Bio (WIB): Promotes “careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences.” Find local chapters, mentors, and career support. The WIB Entrepreneur Center supports female founders of life science companies at all stages. See their WIB Event Calendar and WIB Mentoring Programs.
Association for Women in Science (AWIS): Nonprofit supporting full participation of women and achieving equity in all disciplines and across all employment sectors of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). See their Innovation and Entrepreneurship advocacy program.
Rosalind Franklin Society: National nonprofit organization that seeks to enable more women to attain leadership positions in academia, industry, and government.