Professional Associations

Professional Associations are great sources of information on career paths, job leads, referrals, networking and leadership opportunities, certifications and more.
We are working hard to compile an authoritative list of professional associations. We’ll review them to ensure they are quality, then we’ll post them.

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Women’s Professional Associations:

International

  • GEWEL
  • Leadership America
  • Euro-American Women’s Council
  • National

  • American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants – (AWSCPA)
  • Asian Women in Business
  • ASTIA
  • Boardroom Bound
  • Center for Women’s Business Research
  • EWF International
  • Fashion Group International
  • IKEA Small Business Network
  • Leadership America
  • National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
  • National Association of Women Writers
  • National Women’s Business Owners Corporation
  • Networking Women International
  • Springboard Enterprise
  • The White House Project/ Vote, Run, Lead
  • The Women’s Franchise & Distribution Forum
  • The Women’s Association of Venture and Equity
  • USPAACC
  • Women Construction Owners and Executives
  • Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
  • Women in Sports Careers (WISC)
  • Women’s Ecommerce Association, International
  • Women’s Media Center
  • World WIT
  • Chicago

  • American Woman’s Business Association (ABWA)- Chicagoland
  • Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce
  • ATHENA International
  • Chicago Society of Clubs
  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • ChicWIT – Women. Insights. Technology
  • Chinatown Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development
  • Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce Chicago
  • Empowering Women Network
  • Fashion Group International/Chicago Apparel Mart
  • Federation of Women Contractors
  • Financial Women’s Association
  • Greater O’Hare Association of Industry & Commerce
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Illinois State Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan Association of Female Entrepreneurs
  • National Black MBA Association – Chicago Chapter
  • National Women’s Political Caucus of the Greater Chicago Chapter
  • NAWBO – Chicago
  • Network of Women Entrepreneurs
  • Networlding Inc.
  • Oak Brook Area Association of Commerce and Industry
  • Office of State Guardian
  • Office of State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias
  • The African American Chamber of Commerce
  • The Professional Networker Inc.
  • Vistage International, Inc.
  • Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
  • Women Construction Owners and Executives/ Vee See Construction
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Women’s Bureau – U.S. Dept. of Labor (Chicago)
  • Women’s Business Development Center
  • Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO)
  • Dallas

  • All Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas
  • American Society of Women Accountants – ASWA
  • American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) – Dallas/ Fort Worth Chapter
  • BNI – DFW San Antonio Austin
  • CREW Dallas
  • Dallas – Fort. Worth Society
  • Dallas WIT
  • DFW Native American Chamber of Commerce
  • EWF International
  • Fort Worth Women’s Business Center
  • Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Texas Alumni Association
  • NAWBO – Dallas/ Fort Worth
  • NAWBO – Houston
  • Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce- Texas Chapter
  • SMU Cox School of Business
  • Texas Women Ventures Fund
  • The Association of Women in Communications – Dallas
  • The Dallas Summit
  • The Women’s Museum
  • Women’s Bureau – U.S. Dept. of Labor (Dallas)
  • Women’s Business Council – Southwest
  • Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas
  • New York

  • Association for Black Women Attorneys
  • Berkman Fives
  • Columbia Business School- Eugene M. Lang Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Downtown Women’s Club
  • Executive Moms
  • International Women’s Entrepreneurial Network (IWEN)
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
  • National Minority Business Council Inc.
  • NAWBO – Connecticut
  • NAWBO – Long Island
  • NAWBO – NYC
  • NAWBO – Westchester
  • NEW Entrepreneurs
  • New York City Department of Small Business Services
  • New York Grant Company
  • New York University Entrepreneurship Team
  • NJAWBO
  • NYU Entrepreneurship Team
  • SCORE NYC
  • Small Business Administration
  • The Association of Women in Communications – Westchester/Fairfield
  • The Business Council of Westchester
  • The Capital Roundtable
  • The Swiss American Council of Women
  • The Women’s Mosaic
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Women in Business LA
  • Women in New Media
  • Women’s Bureau Region II – U.S. Department of Labor
  • Women’s Jewelry Association
  • Southern California

  • Asian Business Association
  • Asian Women in Business
  • Association for Women in Technology – AWT
  • Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs
  • Big Thinking Women
  • BNI – Orange County
  • CHARO Community Development Corporation
  • Coastline Community College
  • Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Chapter
  • Forum for Women Entrepreneurs-FWE
  • Global Federation of Chinese Business Women
  • Global Organization for Leadership and Development (GOLD)
  • Hong Kong Association of Southern California
  • Kieretsu Forum
  • LBCC Small Business Development Network
  • Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
  • NAHREP-LA (National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals)
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • National Society of Hispanic MBA’s – Orange County Chapter
  • NAWBO – California
  • NAWBO – In-Land Empire
  • NAWBO – Los Angeles
  • NAWBO – Orange County
  • NAWBO – Sacramento
  • NAWBO – San Diego
  • NAWBO – San Francisco
  • NAWBO – Silicon Valley
  • NAWBO – Ventura
  • NEW Entrepreneurs
  • NLWBA (National Latina Business Women Association)
  • OCTANe
  • Orange County Presidents Council
  • Shared Vision Network – Del Mar
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) – Los Angeles District
  • The MomExchange
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • UC Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management, Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • University of Southern California- Marshall School of Business
  • We2 Women Executives and Entrepreneurs
  • West Angeles Community Development Corporation
  • Women in Business LA
  • Women in Focus FORUM
  • Women’s Abundance
  • Women’s Council
  • Women’s Wisdom/Shared Vision
  • WomenCEO Network
  • Wright Place Business Networking Group
  • Northern California

  • 100 Black Women San Francisco
  • Asian Business League
  • Association of Women Accountants – Bay Area
  • Black Expo Ltd./Black Business Listings
  • California Association for Microenterprise Opportunity (CAMEO)
  • Emerge California
  • eWomenNetwork – SF
  • Human Rights Commission, City and County of San Francisco
  • Inventors Alliance
  • National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • NAWBO – California
  • NAWBO – Sacramento
  • NAWBO – San Francisco
  • NAWBO – Silicon Valley
  • Powerful Women International
  • Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
  • San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce
  • San Jose Entrepreneur Center
  • San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Small Business Commission, City and County of San Francisco
  • Strategies
  • Tibetan Aid Project
  • Atlanta

  • Atlanta Women in Business
  • Atlanta Women’s Alliance (AWA)
  • Atlanta Women’s Network (AWN)
  • BNI – Atlanta
  • Business Innovation & Growth Council
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Georgia Women’s Business Council
  • Global Exec Women
  • Graduate Women in Business Club- Georgia Tech
  • NAWBO – Atlanta
  • Possible Woman Enterprises
  • Professional Women’s Anonymous
  • Spelman College Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
  • TEC – Atlanta
  • The Buckhead Club
  • THE EDGE CONNECTION
  • The Joy of Connecting
  • Thunderbird Atlanta Alumni Association The Garvin School of International Management
  • Phoenix

  • Arizona Small Business Association
  • NAWBO – Greater Tucson Chapter
  • NAWBO – Phoenix
  • NAWBO – Sedona
  • Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Tempe Chamber
  • West Valley Women
  • Women of Scottsdale