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Global Resources For Women

There are many financial resources available for women around the world. Most are non-profit organizations that receive grants themselves from local government agencies and major corporations.

Below is a list of the top financial, business, and career resources for women who live in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom (UK). These organizations can be very helpful in your search for funding:


American Business Women's Association (ABWA) - This organization brings together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership; education, networking support and national recognition.

eWomenNetwork - This global network is recognized as the #1 resource for connecting and promoting women and their businesses worldwide. They are committed to helping women and their businesses achieve, succeed and thrive in the new economy.

National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) - This association provides resources and services through education, networking, and public advocacy. They help women achieve career success and financial security.

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) - This association is the unified voice of America's more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.

National Institute of Small Business Grants (NISBG) - This online resource lists all of the relevant grant opportunities for entrepreneurs and business owners. Also, features a weekly blog that reports on the latest trends and news.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) - This organization creates opportunities for women in business by allowing them become certified as women-owned businesses.


Canada MapCanadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs (CAWEE) - This association is one of Canada’s most respected networking organizations, representing women professionals from a broad range of disciplines, markets and perspectives.

Canadian Federation of Junior Leagues - This is an association of women who are committed to building better communities by promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership.

National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) - This organization works to improve the lives of women, children and communities. Their mission is to empower all women to work together towards improving the quality of life for other women, families, and society through a forum of member organizations and individuals.


UK MapLady Circles of Great Britain and Ireland - This is a large organisation of women who aim to extend their friendship locally, nationally and internationally. They serve local communities, promote goodwill, raise money for charities, and plan a varied programme of meetings and sociable activities throughout the year.

National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) - This organisation provides women in England and Wales with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities, and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Women In Rural Enterprise (WiRE) - This is the only organisation that offers support to business women across the rural areas of the UK. They work to deliver public funded projects in order to boost the number of women starting and growing rural businesses in specific regions.