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Astia propels women's full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic growth.  Astia offers programs for high-growth start-ups that deliver results.

Research indicates that if women were to fully participate in high-growth entrepreneurship we would see a significant and measurable benefit to the economy, innovation, and society. Astia's mission is to provide access to the networks and expertise that women high-growth entrepreneurs need to succeed, and ultimately to impact today's global economy.

Catalyst expands opportunities for women and business. We study women and men across levels, functions, and geographies to learn about women’s experiences in business, barriers to their career advancement, and individual and organizational strategies leading to success.

Center for Women's Business Research
The Center for Women's Business Research provides data-driven knowledge that advances the economic, social, and political impact of women business owners and their enterprises. We do this by setting the national agenda; creating insight on the status and achievements of women business owners; altering perceptions about the economic viability and progress of women-owned enterprises; and driving awareness of the economic and social impact of this vital business sector.

Give Me 5: Education and Access for Women in Federal Contracts
  In 2000, the federal government set a goal to award 5% of all contracts to women-owned businesses. The Give Me 5 Program, named after the 5% federal contracting goal for women-owned businesses, was created by Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and American Express OPEN to provide Education and Access for Women in Federal Contracts. 

Golden Seeds
Golden Seeds is a network of angel investors dedicated to investing in early stage companies founded and/or led by women. They have locations in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, and aid in all phases of the investment process with their resources and expertise.

  • Golden Seeds Angels invest personal capital at their discretion into companies that pass our due diligence process
  • The Golden Seeds Funds are vehicles for high net worth individuals to co-invest alongside our members
  •  The Golden Seeds Academy presents education, advice and training to entrepreneurs, investors and academic institutions on all aspects of entrepreneurship

Ladies Who Launch
Find information on successful women entrepreneurs as well as resources for women in business online from Ladies Who Launch. As the first new media company to provide resources and connections for women entrepreneurs.

Make Mine a Million $ Business
Make Mine a Million $ Business is an initiative of Count Me In, where women help each other to turn their dreams into reality. Their mission is to ignite a national movement that derives economic growth for your business and country.

National Association of Women Business Owners
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:

  • Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community
  • Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture
  • Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
  • Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers

National Women’s Business Council (NWBC)
National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.  Members are prominent women business owners and leaders of women’s business organizations. NWBC is composed of 15 members who are appointed to three-year terms:

Pipeline Fellows
We train women philanthropists to become angel investors through education, mentoring, & practice. 

SBA Office of Women's Business Ownership
The Office of Women’s Business Ownership's mission is to establish and oversee a network of Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) throughout the United States and its territories.  Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged, are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses.

Springboard Enterprises
Venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts meet to build great women-led businesses. Springboard educates, sources, coaches, showcases and supports high growth companies seeking equity capital for expansion.

Women 2.0
Women 2.0 is a emerging global media company for aspiring and current female entrepreneurs to launch successful scalable, innovative ventures.

Women Impacting Public Policy
The Voice for Women in Business in our Nation’s Capital, Women Impacting Public Policy, Inc. (WIPP) is a national nonpartisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women-owned businesses in the legislative processes of our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other business organizations. Through WIPP, our collective voice makes a powerful impact on Capitol Hill and with the Administration

Women Presidents’ Organization
Through global, confidential and collaborative peer-learning groups, the WPO accelerates business growth, enhances competitiveness, and promotes economic prosperity.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is a third-party certifier of businesses owned controlled, and operated by women in the United States. They also advocate on behalf of women-owned businesses to become suppliers to America's corporations.

Young Women Social Entrepreneurs
Young women social entrepreneurs have vision and ambition, but are challenged by lack of support from mentors and peers, lack of access to resources, and lack of training in the skills necessary to manage high impact projects and organizations. YWSE provides an environment in which young women social entrepreneurs’ visions and goals are affirmed, supported, promoted, and propelled.