Women in business organizations offer entrepreneurs and executives the opportunity to learn new ideas and strategies. Women form partnerships, network with others and have educational opportunities. There's a sense of camaraderie among members that they may not feel in the day-to-day business world.
There are many different organizations, depending on where you think you fit in. If you're an executive, you may want to be surrounded by other company executives. If you own a business, there are several small business organizations. When researching these groups:
1. Consider the hundreds of organizations offering membership opportunities.
2. Be aware that some of these business groups charge membership dues depending on the level you want to achieve.
3. Take advantage of a women business organization for the professional and personal benefits.
Choose between different types of women's business groups
There are women business organizations of all sizes throughout the US. Some are nationwide, while others are based in your state or city. Every business woman can find the one that matches her personality, goals and objectives. That's because there are several groups--some for international women owned businesses, women small business organizations and minority women business organizations.
National Women's Business Council
database to link you to dozens of women business associations in the US and abroad. Small Business Notes also provides a list of women business groups including such as Women in Technology International (WITI) and National Association of Female Executives (NAFE). Women Entrepreneurs of Oregon (WEO) is one state-based women’s business organization where members have access to networking, education and mentoring opportunities.
Expect to pay membership dues to join a Women in Business organization
Women business associations charge anywhere from less than $100 to a few thousand dollars per year for membership, depending on the available benefits and membership levels.
Benefit greatly from becoming part of Women in Business organizations
Being a member of women in business groups benefits you in so many ways. Not only do you make personal relationships, you develop connections, contacts and resources to help grow your business and you learn from other members. You also have the chance to make a difference in the community. In addition, most women's business groups have tangible member benefits.