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Boston Women's Network
The Boston Women's Network is a progressive women's organization, active in our community, whose values include creativity, respect and caring for each other, in a joyful and supportive environment which is open to all. Our Charity this year is Big Sister Association of Greater Boston who share the same mission and values for young women.
BWN has been committed to helping women executives, professionals and business owners grow both personally and professionally for over 30 years. We are one of the local networking branches of NAFE.
The Business Council of Fairfield County
The Carole Hyatt Leadership Forum
The Carole Hyatt Leadership Forum exists as a resource for women of accomplishment who have reached a crossroads in their careers or taken time out for family. Specifically designed for women wanting to accelerate accomplishment within an organization or take a new direction entirely, the Leadership Forum guides women toward the next step.
Our network allows you to reach fifteen hundred esteemed Leadership Forum graduates who continually assist one another and stay in contact through newsletters, programs, and networking activities. The foundational program, "Getting To Next", occurs in various cities throughout the year. You can apply to register by sending your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Commonwealth Institute
The Commonwealth Institute is a dynamic non-profit organization founded in 1997 to help female entrepreneurs, CEOs and senior executives grow their businesses and become more effective leaders. TCI's goal is to reach women leaders during the critical stages of their business careers and to provide them with the tools and resources they need for growth and development. Based in Boston, with a branch located in South Florida, TCI helps women leaders make connections with each other by hosting forums, relevant programming and networking events throughout the year.
Downtown Women's Club
The Downtown Women's Club is a social network and career website for professional women. We provide local in-person events (in selected markets), online networking, and a host of online marketing services and business opportunities that help our members make connections, build relationships, and have fun with other sophisticated and savvy businesswomen. Visit our website at www.DowntownWomensClub.com , and start connecting today. Forget the old boys' club; join the Downtown Women's Club.
Financial Women's Association
Forté Foundation is a consortium of major corporations, top business schools, and influential non-profit organizations that has become a powerful change agent directing talented women towards leadership roles in business. Through a combination of programming, scholarships, and network development, Forté Foundation reaches a broad spectrum of women from college, business school and beyond.
Massachusetts Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs
BPW/MA is affiliated with BPW/USA and is comprised of local organizations statewide. The BPW vision is to be the leading advocate for all working women. Its mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. Its goal is to Build Power Women by providing signature programs to help women grow professionally, politically, and personally. Since its inception in 1919 BPW has actively proposed and promoted legislation critical to working women--equal pay, small business interests, quality health care, workplace flexibility, retirement security and other workplace equity and work-life issues.
MomsRising.org is an organization working to build a truly family-friendly nation. Started in May, 2006, MomsRising uses the power of online organizing in coordination with grassroots activities and media outreach to educate the public about problems facing American mothers and families and to propose common sense solutions. Visit our web site to learn about our MOTHERS platform: M for maternity and paternity leave; O for open, flexible work; T for technology and after-school programs; H for healthcare; E for excellent childcare; R for realistic and fair wages; and S for sick days for all. Click on "O" to find resources to help individuals and organizations adopt flexible work arrangements, including: flexible scheduling, remote working, job sharing, and part-time work options; as well as resources for full-time mothers seeking an on-ramp to return to paid work.
Find us and join us at MomsRising.org. Amplify your voice and to take your concerns to leaders who are in positions to implement real changes.
Mommy Track’d is a smart, savvy and supportive site with a mission to inform and entertain time-crunched moms as they tackle the daily tug of war between work and home. Standing out from the crowd of general parenting sites, Mommy Track’d is applauded by its loyal readers and the press for its fresh and funny voice as well as the depth and diversity of quality content it offers.
National Association of Female Executives (NAFE)
National Black MBA Association , Boston Chapter
Pink Door Nonprofit is a nationally classified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping single, divorced or widowed women cancer survivors pursue their dreams and resume their way along a path to a successful career after cancer. Our exclusive recruiting events, educational classes, and the "Women In Pink" scholarship fund are all designed to help women rebuild their careers after cancer. By supporting Pink Door, you're not only donating to a charity, you are donating to an organization that will change these women's lives for a lifetime!
Society of Women Engineers , Boston Chapter
SWE is a non-profit educational service organization dedicated to making known the need for women engineers and encouraging young women to consider an engineering education. The organization's four objectives are as relevant today as they were more than 50 years ago:
• To inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the public in general of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them.
• To assist women engineers in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement.
• To serve as a center of information on women in engineering.
• To encourage women engineers to attain high levels of educational and professional achievement.
The mission statement, adopted in 1986, states:
Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, demonstrate the value of diversity.
The Transition Network
Through The Transition Network, women 50 and over explore new opportunities, activities and interests, in the company of other intelligent and engaging women. With chapters in the New York metro area, Chicago, DC, Boston, Houston, Denver and San Francisco, TTN is the only organization focusing on educated women over 50 who are thinking about "what's next" in their professional and personal lives.
Women in Management
Womenworking.com, a networking community for professional women, features career advice from top leaders, strategies for advancing, skill-building tips, access to Power Contacts, the latest job opportunities, and other resources. Our active Message Board offers mentoring for women of all ages. Visit us at www.womenworking.com.
The Women's Bond Club of New York
Work It, Mom!
Work It, Mom! is an online community and resource for professional moms. Our mission is to connect and empower professional and entrepreneur moms to thrive in every aspect of their careers, family and personal lives. By using our online networking features, including personal profiles, forums, and groups, Work It, Mom! members can ask questions, and share ideas, advice and support with fellow professional moms.
YourOnRamp is an online community and resource for professional women seeking to return to the workforce successfully. It provides a social network, targeted job board, career resources and coaching, discussion forums, blogs and inspiring articles; everything you need to manage your career transition successfully..
Babson College, Center for Women's Leadership
The Center for Women's Leadership (CWL) at Babson College is dedicated to the accomplishment of women at all stages of their careers and to the advantages for the organizations that are committed to leveraging the talent and market power of women. CWL's education and executive programs support the professional development of women as leaders and change agents in organizations, communities, and the larger world. CWL's extensive research and expert faculty team make Babson the leading authority on global women's entrepreneurship and a premiere source of knowledge that women and organizations need to achieve their goals.
Harvard Business School
In 2001, Harvard Business School first offered a day-two program, Charting Your Course, for alumni, men and women, in career transition, to help them develop a strategy for blending career and personal life. In 2006, building on Charting Your Course, HBS offered a six-day intense Executive Education program, A New Path . Participants, with MBA degrees or significant business experience, immerse themselves in refreshing their MBA skills while also actively developing a career search strategy and gaining tactical job search skills. Additional career resources and services are offered to alumni in career transition through the HBS Alumni Career Services office.
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth – “Back in Business”
Have you taken time out of the workforce and are thinking about returning?
How should you take the first step if you've moved off a traditional career path?
The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has developed a special program for business professionals who want to return to corporate careers. It's designed to help you reenter the fast-changing world of business with refreshed leadership skills and up-to-the-minute know how that top employers demand. You'll explore career options as you polish your job-search skills. And you'll have opportunities to tap into Tuck's business network to reach potential employers as well as peers who share similar backgrounds and work/life challenges.
Join other business professionals for intensive, high-impact learning experiences led by Tuck's renowned faculty. Back in Business classmates will have MBAs or MBA-equivalent experience in high-potential careers.
Between the strong community built through the program and the classroom and career sessions, one program graduate concluded “the true gift of Back in Business is that I have choices, that doors are open, and that I feel empowered and ready to make things happen.”
Please visit www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/backinbusiness for additional information and the application for admission.