Stimulating and informative
A fantastic site devoted to giving millions of knowledge-seekers around the globe direct access to the world’s greatest thinkers and teachers in the areas of technology, entertainment, design, business, science and global issues. Lots of free videos of amazing and stimulating presentations – much better than watching TV.
Susan Macaulay is constantly coming up with interesting news, stories, ideas for and about amazing and inspirational women.
Nic Askew sends inspiring and though-provoking stories and short films about the experience of being human.
A global umbrella organization that unites, supports and promotes professional women and their networks to work together, share resources and leverage ideas. The purpose is to encourage, develop, fund and implement programs that foster economic empowerment and advancement for women around the world.
Aims to create an online European network of 5,000 professional women dedicated to leading positive and progressive change for and through their organizations.
An organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of executive-minded women in the workplace (currently operating in Canada and Ireland).
85 Broads is a global network of 20,000 trailblazing women who are inspired, empowered, and connected. The “founding members” of 85 Broads were women who worked for Goldman Sachs at 85 Broad Street, the investment banking firm’s NYC headquarters. Over the past decade, 85 Broads expanded its membership to include women who are alumnae and students of the world’s leading colleges, universities, and graduate schools worldwide. Their members are located in 82 countries around the world and work for thousands of for-profit companies and not-for-profit organizations.
The International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International) develops the professional, leadership and business potential of women on all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects around the world.
Use Connected Women to network with women entrepreneurs from over 60 countries.
An internationally recognized platform engaging thousands of modern women and an increasing number of men. Connects women leaders worldwide through the WIN Global Forum.
Outsourcing and virtual assistants
International Virtual Assistants Association
Supports women in war-torn regions with financial and emotional aid, job-skills training, rights education and small business assistance so they can rebuild their lives.
A public foundation established in February 2006 by Wanda Bedard and a group of talented, creative and energetic women who strongly believe in the need to support education for girls in order to create a more just and balanced world.
An international research organization established to address the needs of women in business in the 21st century. Lots of great research, events and awards. A good source for finding out which organizations are taking positive action to promote women in leadership.
A non-profit research organization that aims to support women who want to start, operate and grow businesses.
A national body championing women’s enterprise. Set up to increase the quantity, scalability and success of women-owned businesses in the UK.
Undertakes research and works with employers to design, promote, and implement workplace policies that increase productivity and enhance personal/family well-being. CWLP is committed to promoting policies that enable individuals to realize their full potential across the divides of gender, race and class. CWLP’s flagship project is the Hidden Brain Drain Task Force–a private sector task force focused on realizing female and multicultural talent. The 50 global corporations and organizations that constitute the Task Force–representing 4 million employees and operating in 152 countries around the world–are united by understanding that the full utilization of the talent pool is at the heart of competitive advantage and economic success.