No matter where you are in your career – reentering the workforce after being a stay at home mom, taking the leap at being your own boss, or working your way up the corporate ladder, this week’s Five for Friday features five websites that will empower, educate and inspire you to envision greatness.
1. The Make Mine a Million Business Community is a national network of women entrepreneurs growing successful, sustainable businesses. The network is powered by Count Me In, whose mission is to promote economic independence and the growth of women owned businesses. If your future plans include growing your business to a million dollar enterprise, take advantage of the network’s free webinars, local meetups and national events. You can register your business for free here.
2. Pink Magazine promotes women who are “making a significant impact on the world through their work and their lives-while being true to themselves.” PINK shares inspiring stories of women business leaders, advice, and cutting edge data to help women gain more equity and opportunity in the workplace. Click here for a calendar of upcoming Pink events.
3. Advancing Women’s welcome page reads “To all the women who visit AdvancingWomen.com: you’re smart, you’re committed, you’re passionate and you’re ambitious. You are the reason we exist…….because we are here to support you in all the multi-dimensional challenges of your lives.” The site provides career strategy, tools, resources and products to support women’s careers and business goals. Check out Advancing Women’s targeted job board here.
4. If you’re in world domination mode, you’re not alone. Women are starting small businesses at twice the rate of men and She takes on the world is poised to help. The site offers great career and entrepreneurial advice for women, including articles on how to find funding when banks won’t lend. She takes on the world is packed with great stuff like interviews with successful women, business resources, and a free directory for women-owned businesses.
5. SCORE, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) non-profit partner in educating entrepreneurs, has an entire section dedicated to providing information and resources for women entrepreneurs. SCORE’s Resources for Women Entrepreneur’s page includes links to organizations such as Inc. Women in Business, Mom Inventors and Rich Woman. And while you’re on SCORE’s site, check out their How To series on starting your own business.
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