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Associations For Women: Opportunities To Network & Find A New Job

Google the following associations to find their websites. Then find an office of one of these associations which is closet to your home. Visit them and participate in a few of their meetings.

As you actively network, you are sure to meet other women like yourself. And most likely as you expand your circle of contacts you will hear about other job opportunities and new career paths will open up.

Remember – networking is easy. You don’t need to be smart or funny. Just be yourself. Talk to those whom you like. Don’t talk to those whom you don’t like.

An easy way to start a conversation is to ask people to tell you about themselves. Everybody likes to talk about themselves and they will open up to you.

Women Safety First:
Please note that we do not endorse any of the following associations. Nor have we verified their credentials. Please use your judgement if you choose to participate in any of their activities or meetings. And it is best if you choose not to spend money on memberships. Try to identify a reputed institution which is free at least for trial.

Take along a friend of yours in the networking meeting. You will be safer and you will enjoy the meeting more in the company of a like minded friend. You will also find networking easier if you have a friend along as then you will not feel alone and stressed.


  1. National Association of Insurance Women
  2. National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
  3. Federally Employed Women (FEW)
  4. Financial Women International (FWI)
  5. Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  6. Business and Professional Women (BPW) Foundation
  7. Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT)
  8. Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
  9. Women in International Security (WIIS)
  10. Society of Women Engineers
  11. Women in Technology International (WITI)
  12. Women in Aerospace (WIA)
  13. Women in Housing and Finance (WHF)
  14. National Women’s Political Caucus
  15. Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)
  16. Association for Women in Computing
  17. Association for Women in Communications
  18. American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA)
  19. American Medical Women’s Association
  20. American Business Women’s Association (ABWA)
  21. American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  22. Alliance for Women in Media
  23. Business Women’s Network (BWN)
  24. American Business Women’s Association
    An organization seeking to advance women in business.
  25. National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
  26. American Medical Women’s Association
    An organization with resources for students looking to enter the medical field, including several resources specifically geared to students applying to medical school.
  27. American Society for Women Accountants
    The organization provides several resources, including scholarships (under the “Foundation Tab”) and job search aids (under the “Career Center” tab)
  28. Association of University Women
    National organization promotes educational equity for all women and girls. Features research, resource and grant information.
  29. Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)
    For women whose businesses annually gross more than $10 million
  30. Women’s National Book Association (WNBA)
    Women in publishing & writing
  31. Women’s Information Network (WIN)
    Networking event – “Women Opening Doors for Women,” – professional women share their experiences at informal parties.
  32. Women’s Caucus for the Arts (WCA)
  33. National Association of Women Business Owners
  34. Forté Foundation
    Forté Foundation is a consortium of major corporations and top business schools that has become a powerful change agent in educating and directing talented women toward leadership roles in business.
  35. National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
  36. BellaOnline is an encouraging, supportive publishing community for women.
    Unconventional networking for conventional women.
  38. Women’s Web

Gateway to Associations:
Directory services provided by the American Society of Association Executives