6 Top Resources for Women Doing Startups
It’s the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.
A day set aside for recognizing women’s contributions to our world. And a day for empowering women.
In the last month, I’ve met or worked with four women entrepreneurs. One running a $10M/year company, one running a $1M/year company, and two entrepreneurs doing startups that could change the world. These women do more than many men I know. Three are moms, two are authors, one is a filmmaker, all do volunteer work, and they are running (or launching) businesses. Not only that, they’re demonstrating the falsehood of the predominant social conditioning that says women are not likely to be leaders of technology-driven companies.
In honor of their efforts and to empower others, I’ve put together a list of resources for women doing startups. These are organizations that, in one way or another, are dedicated to overcoming the obstacles that hinder women from leading technology companies.
Share this list with the women you know.
- ACTIVate/Pathforward at http://www.pathforwardcenter.org/
- ASTIA at http://www.astia.org/
- Golden Seeds at http://www.goldenseeds.com/
- NCWIT at http://www.ncwit.org/about.factsheet.html
- Springboard Enterprises at http://www.springboardenterprises.org/about
- Women 2.0 at http://www.women2.org/
For women in Europe:
- The Next Women at http://www.thenextwomen.com/
Here is an additional suggestion I received:
- Girls in Tech at http://www.girlsintech.net/
Please let me know if you have comments or additions to this list.
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