Global Resources

We have compiled this listing of organizations and resources for you. Please let us know of other international or organizations, resources and programs developing/emerging markets that should be included on our list by contacting us here.

Women’s Business Networks*

The organizations listed below in bold are partners with whom we collaborate. These partners also share The Way Women Work’s articles with their members on their site or through their newsletter. To explore connecting your organization with us or becoming a partner, please contact us here or read more on our Partners page.


Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa 


Association of Bumiputra Women Entrepreneur Network of Malaysia (WENA)

Bangladesh Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (BFWE)

Biz Divas, India

Chinese Women’s Business Association, ROC (CWBA), Taiwan

China Association of Women Entrepreneurs

Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE)

Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Associations (FEWA), Kenya 

Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal

Fleximoms, India

Korean Women Entrepreneurs Association, South Korea

Lead Women for Diversity Leadership, Malaysia

National Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Malaysia

Eastern Europe

Coalition of Women’s Business Associations (Romania)

KAGİDER – Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey

Kosovo Women’s Business Association


Latin America

Association de Empresarias y Profesionales de Panama – the Business and Professional Association of Panama (AEP)

International Professional Women’s Association, Santiago, Chile

Women Leaders Association Chile

Women’s Leadership Network (WLN), Puerto Rico

Middle East

Association des Femmes Chefs d’Enterprises du Maroc, Morocco 

Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME) 

Association for Women’s Total Advancement and Development (AWTAD), Egypt

Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society 

Business and Professional Women Association (BPWA), Jordan

Dubai Business Women’s Council

Egyptian Business Women’s Association (EBWA) 

Emirates Business Women Council, UAE

Lebanese League of Business Women (LLBW)

Palestinian Business Women Forum

Qatari Businesswomen’s Forum


The Committee of 20 Russia


85 Broads

Commonwealth Business Women’s Network

Dell Women Entrepreneur Network

Global Summit of Women

Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network

International Federation or Business and Professional Women International (BPW International)

The International Alliance for Women (TIAW)

Les Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales

Make Mine a Million $ Business (US)

Network of Entrepreneurial Women WorldWide

WEConnect International

Mentoring Organizations

Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (Int’l)


Women’s Business Blogs/Online Communities

20-First: Avivah’s blog

Blogher (Int’l)

International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship RSS newsfeed

New Deal 2.0: Feminomics blog

Sylvia Ann Hewlett: HBR leadership blog

UN Gender Equality News Feed

Vital Voices blog

Wiki Gender

Women 2.0

The Womenabler Blog

Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global blog

Women’s Media Center

Women’s Recognition Programs/Initiatives

Athena International (Int’l)

Women’s Investment Funds

Astia (US/UK/India)

Global Fund for Women

Golden Seeds (US)

Make Mine a Million $ Business (US)

Women’s News Media

Forbes magazine: ForbesWoman (Int’l, but US-centric)

Global Media Monitoring Project

Huffington Post Women

International Women’s Media Foundation

IPS GenderWire

The Next Women Business Magazine

Women Make News

Women News Network

Women’s E-News

The Women’s International Perspective

World Pulse

Research/Education Centers

Arab Women’s Leadership Institute (MENA)


CAWTAR-Center of Arab Women for Training and Research

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women Initiative (Int’l)

International Center for Research on Women

London Business School: Centre for Women in Business (Int’l)

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): Gender and
Institutions Development Database

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD): Gender and
Development page

United Nations Statistics Division: World’s Women reports

UN WomenWatch: Statistics and Indicators


Women Business Development Center (Egypt)

World Bank: GenderStats

World Economic Forum: Women Leaders & Gender Parity Community

Non-Governmental Organizations

The Council of Women World Leaders

Global Banking Alliance for Women

Quantum Leaps

Vital Voices

Women for Women International

Multi-Lateral Organizations

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation: Gender Focal Point Network

Commonwealth Secretariat/Gender

Donor Committee for Enterprise Development, Women’s Enterprise Development page

International Finance Corporation/Women in Business program

International Labour Organization – Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development: Gender at the OECD
Development Centre

Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development: LEED Program

OECD-MENA Women’s Business Forum (MENA)

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

UN Development Program: Gender Issues

UN Millennium Development Goals

World Bank/Doing Business 

World Bank/Gender & Development

Women Thrive Worldwide (Int’l) (formerly Women’s Edge)

World Economic Forum: Women Leaders & Gender Parity Community (Int’l)

*Thanks to Julie Weeks at Womenable for making us aware of many of these organizations and resources.