Meeting other like-minded women can inspire and motivate each other to achieve their goals. When we help and encourage each other in support our goals, there’s nothing we cannot do.
There a lot of opportunities that are not posted. Building your network through professional associations can help you maximize hidden opportunities.
Here are some ideas to get started:
UN Women: An division of the United Nations “dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.”
American Association of University Women (AAUW): AAUW advocates for the success of women and girls. Their areas of focus is on economic security, education and advocacy.
Girls Who Code: This organization is dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce: Resources to empower women to learn and plan for themselves and their financial future.
Lean In: A community style platform started by Sheryl Sandberg,author of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead to begin the dialogue about the challenges women face in the workplace.
Here’s a list of non-profit charities that focus on the needs of women. You may be interested in helping those.