Boston has a large, vibrant community of organizations focused on supporting women entrepreneurs at all stages of their development. Check them out and make a connection, you never know where it will lead!
Astia offers programs for high-growth start-ups provide access to capital, ensure sustainable high-growth, and develop the executive leadership of the women on the founding team.
The Boston Club
The Boston Club is a women’s professional networking organization that promotes the advancement of women in business, and in particular on corporate boards.
The Center for Women’s Leadership
The Center for Women’s Leadership at Babson is dedicated to empowering women leaders at all stages of their lives and around the world to create value wherever they go.
The Commonwealth Institute serves to assist women in unleashing the potential to change the face of business.
Center for Women in Enterprise (CWE)
The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a national leader among women’s business development agencies and is dedicated to helping women start and grow their own businesses.
Girls in Tech
Girls in Tech is a social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology. As young women with the capacity to inspire, we made it our personal desire and passion to create and sustain an organization that focuses on the collaboration, promotion, growth and success of women in the technology sector.
Golden Seeds is an angel investment organization that invests in high growth women led businesses across all industry sectors. Golden Seeds defines a woman led business as one where there is at least one woman on the executive team holding a 10% or greater equity stake.
Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 75 open enrollment Executive Education programs and more than 60 custom programs.
Ladies Who Launch
Everything you need to launch your dream, grow your business and connect with other women entrepreneurs. It’s not just a community, it’s a movement!
Merrimack Valley Venture Forum (Women’s Collaborative)
The Merrimack Valley Venture Forum is a non-profit organization that facilitates business growth in the region’s technology and scientific sectors.
New England Women in Energy
NEWIEE is a networking and career building forum for women in the energy and environmental sectors.
New England Women in Science Executive’s Club
The ‘Women in Science Executives’ Club is an organization that provides like minded-women opportunities to connect, engage in dialogue on topics of mutual interest and relevance while supporting each other.
Website: www.newiseclub.org (under development)
The Network for South Asian American Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals (NetSAW) is a volunteer based organization that promotes career advancement and leadership development of South-Asian American women entrepreneurs and professionals in all fields through professional development, networking, leadership, mentorship, community service, and social events.
Northeastern University helps students and alums propel their entrepreneurial ideas into real, successful businesses through a mix of coaching, network, and gap funding opportunities.
North Shore Technology Council’s (NSTC) Women’s Initiative
The mission of the NSTC Women’s Initiative is to facilitate connections among industry sectors for the purpose of promoting and supporting women in technology in the North Shore region of Massachusetts.
The SHE-E-O’s are an amazing group of women who are creating and running high impact, high growth companies in the Boston area. We meet every last Wednesday of the month in person – alternately for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We meet to share experiences around the challenges of growth companies: hiring, marketing, financing etc. You are welcome to join if you are the founder, co-founder, CEO or very significant shareholder of a growth company. We accept entrepreneurs of all stages (from idea stage to IPO) and all industries. We don’t accept investors or service providers (consultants, accountants, lawyers).
Simmons College School of Management Entrepreneurship Program
The mission of the Simmons School of Management Entrepreneurship Program is to educate, connect and advise women as they imagine, develop, launch and grow sustainable, scalable ventures with impact.
Venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts meet to build great women-led businesses. Springboard educates, sources, coaches, showcases and supports high growth companies seeking equity capital for expansion.
Society for Women Environmental Professionals: MA Chapter
SWEP is a unique organization composed of professionals from a variety of disciplines, providing members with greater exposure to information from and contacts in diverse environmental practice areas.
The Capital Network (TCN)
The Capital Network (TCN) is Boston’s leading non-profit organization providing extensive educational programs and a community to help early-stage entrepreneurs master the entire funding process and successfully raise seed capital for financing their high-growth startup.
TiE-Boston is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to foster and support entrepreneurship, either in a start-up context or within a larger company.
Women’s Association of Venture and Equity (WAVE)
WAVE is a membership-based association of professional women who work in or are affiliated with the private equity and venture capital industry.
Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST)
WEST promotes the advancement of women in the business of science and technology. By fostering innovative thinking in personal and professional development, we inspire our members to realize their full potential.
The Women’s Business Collaborative of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge
The Women’s Business Collaborative is for women decision makers and business owners to promote business opportunities among one another. Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge’s mission is to create value by providing superior legal advice and business counsel to protect and advance the interests of our clients.
Women’s Enterprise Initiative
For the past 20 years, Women’s Enterprise Initiative has been assisting women in developing successful businesses through Forums offered three times a year.
Women Presidents Organization (WPO)
The WPO is a non-profit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies. Members of the WPO take part in professionally-facilitated peer advisory groups in order to bring the ‘genius out of the group’ and accelerate the growth of their businesses. There are approximately 80 chapters globally and the average revenue of the members is $13 million, with over 20 years of business experience, and an average of 85 employees. The WPO also holds an annual conference with world recognized speakers and business building workshops.