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Women's Business Program

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Women are starting new businesses at a faster rate than ever. Because of that we offer an array of programs and services to support the development of Woman-Owned businesses.

Amethyst International
Amethyst fosters a culture of recovery, empowering women and families in a safe, sober community.

Association of University Women
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research

Athena International
Athena International's missions is supporting, developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential, and creating balance in leadership worldwide.

Awesome Women in Business
To provide a supportive community where women in business share ideas, build relationships and promote personal and professional growth so that women can be confident leaders and succeed. Awesome Women in Business does this by having regular meetings, providing speakers and social events.

Bad Girl Ventures
Bad Girl Ventures is a highly localized micro-lending organization focused on funding woman-owned start-ups in the Greater Ohio region.

Business and Professional Women's Foundation (BPW)
Business and Professional Women's Foundation (BPW Foundation) empowers working women to achieve their full potential and partners with employers to build successful workplaces through education, research, knowledge and policy.

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.

Central Ohio Women's Business Center
The mission of the Central Ohio Women's Business Center is to advocate and develop women-owned businesses.

Dames Bond
Dames Bond is a professional organization for women. Our purpose is to connect women in business to consumers and resources.

The eWomen Network
We exist to help women and their businesses achieve, succeed and prosper.

Give me Five
Give Me Five is a national program designed to educate women business owners on how to apply for and secure federal procurement opportunities. Give Me Five is named for the goal set by congress in 2000 that 5% of federal contacts should go to women-owned small businesses.

Hard Hatted Women
The Hard Hatted Women's mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by creating workplace diversity in trade and technical careers.

Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
The HBA Ohio Chapter strives to become the premier organization in Ohio that increases the number of women leaders in all sectors of healthcare in order to expand opportunities for women in the future.

Institute for Women's Policy Research
The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.

Institute on Women
The mission of The Institute on Women is to improve the lives of the 5.9 million women and girls in Ohio by serving as a data-rich resource for strategic change.

Key4Women is dedicated to helping women take advantage of every business opportunity that can be discovered, as well as creating new ones along the way. We'll always offer fresh thinking and solutions to help you achieve business goals while balancing your personal ones.

Ladies Who Launch
Ladies Who Launch, the first new media company to provide resources and connections for women entrepreneurs.

National Association of W.O.M.E.N.
National Association of W.O.M.E.N. is a community of women that provides support and education to encourage the promotion of our businesses with the intention of enriching the lives of Women, Owners, Moms, Entrepreneurs, and Networkers who are focused on success for their business and their families.

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) - Cleveland
NAWBO is an organization which works to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development; create innovative and effective changes in the business culture; build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and transform public policy and influence opinion makers.

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) - Columbus
NAWBO helps clear your path to business success by bringing together hundreds of women business owners in Central Ohio to collaborate, connect, and grow through strategic alliances and exclusive business

National Women Business Owners Corporation
The National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) has led the way for women business owners to obtain WBE Certification. NWBOC seeks to provide corporations with the ability to improve their procurement practices and more women suppliers with the opportunity to compete.

National Women's Business Council
The 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.

Ohio River Valley Women's Business Council
We are an organization for women business owners interested in promoting, developing, and maintaining business relationships with other business owners, major corporations and governmental agencies. Our charge is to certify bona fide women-owned businesses and to promote the activities directed at the development, establishment, expansion and encouragement of businesses owned by women.

Ohio State University, The - Association of Staff and Faculty Women
The Association of Staff and Faculty Women is a dynamic organization committed to supporting the professional development of all staff and faculty women at The Ohio State University.

Ohio TechAngels
The Ohio TechAngels (OTA) provide investment capital for commercialization of innovations in information technology, advanced materials, and medical technology. The goal of all of our Funds is to support early-stage Ohio-based entities by facilitating risk sharing on opportunities with high upside potential.

Southeast Ohio Women in Networking
Southeast Ohio Women in Networking organizes events and activities for women in business to network, share information and resources, and identify business opportunities. We strive to create an open, supportive environment that values women and celebrates their achievements.

TechColumbus accelerates the growth of the innovation economy by providing vital resources and assistance to people and enterprises that depend on technology to achieve their business goals.

The International Alliance of Women (TIAW)
The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) serves as the global umbrella organization that unites, supports and promotes professional women and their networks to work together, share resources and leverage ideas.

The Transition Network – Central Ohio
The Transition Network is an inclusive community of professional women, 50 and forward, whose changing life situations lead them to seek new connections, resources and opportunities.

United States Department of Veteran Affairs, Advisory Committee on Women Veterans
The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding the needs of women Veterans with respect to health care, rehabilitation, compensation, outreach, and other programs and activities administered by VA designed to meet such needs.

U.S. Small Business Administration's (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.

U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program
The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program provides access to federal contacting opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). This program allows contracting officers to set aside specific federal contracts for WOSBs and EDWOSBs.

U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce unifies the collective strength of women to leverage our position as the most influential economic force in America.

Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business
The Women in Business Luncheons are intended to deliver meaningful educational opportunities to women in business while inspiring participants to carry their learning's courageously into their organization.

Women Construction Owners and Executives
Dedicated to creating a level playing field for women-owned firms in the construction industry, WCOE is proud to represent large and small woman-owned firms as well as executive women in policy making positions with some of the largest corporations in the country.

Women Educating Women
The purpose of Women Educating Women is to provide workforce education grant dollars to micro-enterprises owned and operated by women. The dollars are to be used to upgrade business operation skills such as learning a book keeping software; setting up a website, learning the ropes of internet and social media marketing; getting a certification in their industry and much more. Women Educating Women requires that recipients of workforce education grants seek out established women business owners to provide the services required to learn the skill they need.

Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD)
WELD's mission is to increase the number of women in business and government leadership in central Ohio. We build programs, events, and a community to support leadership development and business growth.

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
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.

Women in Mining (WIM)
WIM is a nationwide organization composed of individuals employed in, associated with, or interested in the mining industry. The Organization is NOT limited to women only.

Women Owners Daily
A membership site for your start-up business.

Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)
The WPO is the premier membership organization for women presidents and CEOs (and managing directors) of privately held, multi-million dollar companies. Through global, confidential and collaborative peer-learning groups, the WPO accelerates business growth, enhances competitiveness, and promotes economic security. It is the ultimate destination for successful women entrepreneurs.

Women with Moxie Entrepreneurs
Provide a portal of inspiration, information and support in a fast-read format for women business owners on the go.

The Women's Book
The Women's Book is a woman-owned publishing company. We keep you connected to what's happening for women.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is dedicated to advancing the success of Corporate Members, certified women's business enterprises, and government entities in partnership with its Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs).

Women's Business Exchange (WBE)
WBE is committed to creating a community of compassionate leaders. We empower women to grow personally and professionally by providing opportunities for leadership, networking and mentoring.

The Women's Council of Central Ohio
The Women's Council was founded in 2009 to foster collaboration among the many organizations in Central Ohio that offer support, networking, and professional development for women.

Women's Council of REALTORS
We are a network of successful realtors empowering women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders.

Women's Entrepreneurial Network (WEN)
The mission of WEN is to support and encourage women business owners, women business professionals and women-friendly businesses grow their business through networking, education and connections.

The Women's Fund of Central
The Women's Fund of Central Ohio empower women and girls to give – not only of their time, but also of their money. The Women's Fund of Central Ohio celebrate every woman and girl's participation – regardless of her ethnicity, race, age, sexual orientation, economic status, or faith. The Women's Fund of Central Ohio empower women and girls to receive, providing them opportunities reach their full potential. The Women's Fund of Central Ohio raise money through donations and gifts from individuals and corporations. The Women's Fund of Central Ohio make grants to local organizations in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties that enhance the economic independence, lifeskills, and leadership development of women and girls. Specifically, The Women's Fund of Central Ohio support root-cause programs that create long-term solutions.

Women's International Network of Utility Professionals (WINUP)
The Women's International Network of Utility Professionals is an organization providing a link for developing and recognizing professionals involved with utility business trends, issues, products, and services.

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.