Center for Women & Work

Virtual Library - Women Business Owners

Boston Women's Network - (http://www.bostonwomen.com/network.html

The Boston Women's Network provides women opportunities to network with other professional women in various fields. From here you can also access the BWN's home site, Boston Women's Web, a "free information and networking center by and for Boston area women's organizations. Also, look for their link to the WWWomen Web Ring. 

MAPP Free Career Assessment - (http://www.assessment.com)  - MAPP is a comprehensive career assessment tool comprised of 71 questions which are designed to customize your career planning by identifying motivations. The program identifies "careers that are aligned with your natural motivations, interests and talents." Follow the link on the page to begin the assessment. 

National Association of Women Business Owners - (http://www.nawbo.org) - The National Association for Women Business Owners provides information on woman business owners and their organizations worldwide. Its mission is "to support the growth of women business owners and their enterprises by conducting research, sharing information and increasing knowledge". 

New England Women Business Owners, Inc. - (http://newbo.org)  The NEWBO, located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, is a large non-profit organization that serves as a support for women entrepeneurs. Their site includes membership information, program descriptions, membership directories, a calendar of speakers and events, a listing of committees and an online version of their newsletter.  SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership  The Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training Mentoring Program (WNET) (http://www.sba.gov/content/women-owned-businesses) WNET, a Small Business Administration (SBA) sponsored program, pairs seasoned female business owners with those just starting out or looking to expand. Mentors share knowledge, skills and experience over a one-year period.  SBA's Online Women's Resource Guide - (http://www.onlinewbc.org)  An online database of resources links visitors to specific service organizations in their state of choice. Categories include: 
  • Business Hotlines 
  • Women Business Organization 
  • Financial Assistance and Loans 
  • Legal Assistance 
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) - (http://www.score.org)  SCORE, an SBA sponsored program, provides education and training to small business owners in the start-up and growth phase through a variety of services including: 
  • Free email counseling 
  • Free one-on-one counseling 
  • Free assistance with business plans 
  • Workshops and seminars at minimal fees 
  • Free access to the Business Information Center (info on every business imaginable) 
  • Local Chapters 
  • SCORE Boston 10 Causeway Street, 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02222 (617) 565-5591  Merrimack Valler SCORE 275 Chestnut Street Manchester, NH 03103  NE Massachusetts SCORE Danvers Savings Bank 1 Conant Street Danvers, MA 01923 (978) 777-2200 

The New England Women's Fund - (http://www.newfund.com

The New England Women's Fund strives to increase opportunities for women and girls in the areas of health, education, sports and the arts through grant making and educational programs. 

U.S. Census Bureau - (http://www.census.gov/econ/www/index.html)

(Click on Business Owners) OR to see the greater wealth of choices, go to http://www.census.gov. From there you can get to the Business Owners section by going to http://www.census.gov/csd/mwb/

women.com - (http://women.com

A general site for women, this page includes a chat board and sections ranging from health to small business to money. 

The Office of Women's Business Ownership - (http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2895

The US Small Business Administration is doing more than ever to help women entrepreneurs. This site offers a network of women's business owner representatives, an Online Women's Business Center, a list of services SBA offers and more. 

National Foundation of Women Business Owners - (http://www.nfwbo.org

A general site for women, this page includes information to learn more about women's businesses. 

Business Women's Network - (http://www.bwni.com

A rich resource of information, resources, contacts and opportunities to ensure women's successes in the world of work. 

Catalyst - (http://www.catalystwomen.org

A general site for women in business and the professions, providing rich researches on women.

National Women's Business Council (http://www.nwbc.gov/research/best-practices-supporting-womens-entrepreneurship-compendium-public-and-private-sector) 

This website contains an article that commends 24 selected organizations or initiatives that provide outstanding support for women