24 of the Best Websites for Women Entrepreneurs

UPDATED (Some have been deleted and we’ve added at least 8 more)

March 8th became International Women’s Day in 1913. Legacy, journey, strength community are a few of the words that come to mind when I think of this day.

My journey began before I was born. My grandmothers and my mom were part of my journey, part of the path that led me to where I am today.

 

I didn’t know my grandmothers very well, but I know they were strong women who put their family first. They were women who worked hard for everything they received. My grandmother Catherine was a nurse and a teacher who had 16 children. My grandmother Anna had a seventh grade education and the biggest heart that welcomed many into her home and family.

 

My mother is the strongest woman I know. I’ve watched her since I was little. She’s never been afraid to get her hands dirty to get a job done. She’s taught me to be strong and independent. She’s taught me that the world owes me nothing and that if I want something to happen I should go make it happen. My mother taught me sitting in pity is never pretty. No, these lessons were never verbal lines of text; they were always taught by they way she lived her life.

 

The Women who came before us did not always have a voice but they executed and lived a life worthy of a leader. They continue to lead through their legacy. That legacy is present in each woman today.

 

Across the global we are a community. A community built by our shared histories, courageous stories and unique strengths.

 

Communities are important in every ecosystem and for women business owners and entrepreneurs’ strengthening our community is more important than ever.

The journey of a business owner and entrepreneur can be very lonely, and when the extra challenges women face is added in, the loneliness can seem astronomic.

 

“Never fear hope is hear” – in my Superwoman voice. I’ve compiled a list of 17 (updated to 24) online and face-to-face communities for women business owners and entrepreneurs.

 

These communities were chosen because they have built a community that supports the business model of women joining an actual community. There are many websites that focus on the same topic but leave out the ability to connect women with other women thereby building a community amongst the women not just between the organization and the community.

 

These communities all have two things in common

  1. focus on women business owners and entrepreneurs
  2. enable community members to connect with other community members

* more than just a newsletter

 

1.Young Women Social Entrepreneurs

YWSE serves women with a socially conscious agenda who are founders and leaders within businesses, non-profits, and government organizations.

 

Founders: Niko Clifford Everett, Michelle Lapinski, Sara Ellis Conant

Cost: Free

 

2.Sheworx

SheWorx is the leading global platform and event series empowering 20,000+ female entrepreneurs to build and scale successful companies. We’re closing the funding gap by democratizing access to top mentors and investors.

Founder: Lisa Wang

Cost: Free to Sign Up

 

3.Girl Tank

Our Mission is to engage a global community of women who are passionate about social change through entrepreneurship. These women are building nonprofits and for-profits with a social mission. We create dynamic spaces for them to collaborate, share knowledge and connect to resources that will help grow their businesses.

Founders: Tara Roberts, Sejal Hathi

Cost: Free

 

4.Womeneur

An exclusive, members-only community for emerging and early-stage female entrepreneurs. We offer profit-proven resources, actionable next steps, expert advice and one-on-one guidance from Founder, Sharon Beason. All within a supportive, uplifting community of badass women from around the world who are ready to claim their space.

Founder: Sharon Beason

Cost: Starting at $25

 

5.Academy for Women Empowerment

Empowers women and girls around the world by cultivating potential, embracing power, and investing in the Woman effect

Founder: Kristi Hemmer

Cost: $40monthly or $250annually

 

6.Small Business Sisterhood

A membership community for women business owners. Tailor-made for entrepreneurs like you solopreneurs, side hustlers, new business owners. The Small Business Sisterhood gives you everything you need to build the business you truly want. – Community- Strategy- Visibility- Coaching. A

Founder: Pepper Makepeace

Cost: Starting at $25

 

7.Women as Entrepreneurs

 

 

How are Women as Entrepreneurs making a difference?

  • by significantly increasing the current 17% female presence in entrepreneurship in Australia
  • by providing both online and offline opportunities for thousands of women to learn, connect and inspire
  • by providing support and the best tools to aspiring and existing female entrepreneurs through partnerships with major banks, universities and corporate around Australia

Founders: Orsi Parkany

Cost: $135yr

 

8.Corpfugees

What are Corporate Refugees?

We’re women who decide to take the leap, leave our corporate job, and start our own business.

Founder: Nancy Chorpenning

Cost: Starting at $597 (3month course)

 

9.Emerging Women

Emerging Women exists to support and inspire women to express themselves authentically through the work that they do. We strive to provide the tools, knowledge, and network to help women lead, start and grow their businesses in a way that integrates core feminine values like connection, collaboration, intimacy, beauty and heart. We provide a platform for leaders and entrepreneurs to come together to explore and express their inner truths. It is our ultimate desire that women have a strong voice in the shaping of our world’s future.

Founder: Chantal Pierrat

 Cost: $850 (Power Circles bringing women together for 4 months)

 

10.Women Working

Women Working is a worldwide community of businesswomen and experts run by a staff that is committed to supporting you to take your career and your life to the next level. Whether you are Gen Y, Gen X, or a Baby Boomer, we know you want to achieve your professional and personal best.  Through our columns, blog, forum, television shows, and newsletters, you will connect to businesswomen and experts who give honest feedback and coaching that will help move you forward. So come on in, look around, and let us help you step out of your comfort zone, take calculated risks and dare to go for your dreams.

Founder: Helene Lerner

Cost: ??

 

11.Betterbusinesbabes

The Better Business Babe is devoted to the growth of all women in pursuit of their dreams. We are committed to offering resources and support that help women in business thrive. Embracing our shared struggles and dreams as women in business, we continuously empower one another through collaboration, connection and steadfast support.

Founder: Andrea Gallagher

Cost: Free

 

12.Savor Success

Savor the Success is a virtual business school, community center, and wellness lifestyle hub for women entrepreneurs, makers and creators.

 

Founder: Angela Jia Kim

 

Cost: $149 application fee + 197-297month

 

13.Nawbo

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:

Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community

Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture

Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations

Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers

Founder: Unknown

Cost: Starting at $9.95 a month

 

14.Ellevate

Our mission is to help women advance in the workplace, both for themselves and the greater good. We strive to change the culture of business from the inside out – by investing in women

 

Founder: Unknown

Cost: $10-$100 month

 

 

15.Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide

Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide (FEW) is a female-founders platform that offers business skills and connections to women. FEW aims to connect, inspire and empower women for entrepreneurial and personal success.

Founder:  Anna Wong and Ines Gafsi

Cost: Starting at $291 US dollars

 

16.Fem City

FemCity is the business hub for women entrepreneurs locally and globally. We are an innovative community that catapults businesses to the next level while providing the support needed for small business owners.

 

Founder: Violette de Ayala

Cost: $15 month – $2,500 one time payment

 

17.Femigrants

Femigrants is a network of entrepreneurs and professionals that is committed to empowering and inspiring immigrant women in the US to build their own business and progress in their career by connecting them to the right resources and network they need to succeed.

Founder: Ika Aliyeva

Cost: Free

 

18.Walker’s Legacy

 

To cultivate an eco-system of access designed to inspire, equip and engage a global network of emerging and established businesswomen of color.

Founder: Natalie Madeira Cofield

Cost: $15 month – $150 year

 

19.Ladypreneur Community

Connect, Share + Grow Your Business with $5,000 Like Minded Ladies

Founder: Jessica Rea

Cost: Free

20.I Know Somebody Houston

Our mission is to connect women with each other and their resources to provide solutions to their needs, whether they be simple or complex.

We empower the everyday woman to grow personally and professionally while inspiring them with a vast network of support and friendship.

Whether you have a heart for service or an goal to be met, this group of women will ultimately help you grow and connect because we all know somebody!

 Founder: Elizabeth Pudwill

 Cost: ??

 

21. Stilettos on the Glass Ceiling

 A premium business community for women in business founded by Marney Reid, created to unite, empower, and support members through community, and increase business visibility through a variety of promotional and networking opportunities. SOTGC is inspired and driven by women with the courage to define success on their own terms, and share their stories including lessons learned and strategies for success. We’re an open forum of support and collaboration in which we celebrate the progress women have made, and continue that movement forward as we combine into a powerful, collaborative economy of amazing, trail blazing business women.

 Founder: Marney Reid

 Cost: ?? 

 

 

22.Women 2.0

Our mission is to strengthen technology businesses by connecting, inspiring and educating the next generation of technology leaders. Women 2.0 lives in the future, today we see no barriers, we see no boundaries, we only see a meritocratic business landscape.

Co-Founder: Shaherose Charania

 Cost: ??

 

23.BOSS Network

BOSS stands for “Bringing Out Successful Sisters,” and our mission is to promote and encourage the small business spirit and career development of women. The BOSS Network is an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online and event-based networking.

Founder: Cameka Smith

 Cost: $299

 

24.The Female Entrepreneur Association

The Female Entrepreneur Association is an online hub with the mission of inspiring and empowering women from around the world to turn their ideas into a reality, build successful businesses and live a life they love.

Founder: Carrie Green

Cost: ?? 

 

 

About Krystal Nelson

Krystal Nelson is the Founder of IIMPAKT that helps for profit businesses give back to the causes they care about in a strategic and sustainable way. Redefining their bottom line. People + Profits =impakt

1 comment on “24 of the Best Websites for Women Entrepreneurs

  1. Great list, definitely. Will love to recommend two.
    1. Women CEO Project http://www.womenceoproject.com created by the super talented Kristi Jackson, serial entrepreneur, author, business strategist. Women CEO Project is a global think tank and mastermind community for women entrepreneurs new and established business owners. She is also the owner of Behind The Grind, a working & business space for businesses.
    The organization has been recognized by the White House .

    2. For women entrepreneurs searching for certified holistic health, wellness coaches, integrative nutritionists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, functional medicine practitioners, naturopaths, natural medicine & homeopathic doctors & wellness solutions, Coachcafee Network http://www.coachcafee.com is a one stop online shop, created for women by women

    Karen Lang

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