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WLC Resources

Resources

In addition to the events and membership organizations we sponsor, we also offer a wealth of resources related to the topic of women’s leadership. The information listed here serves to increase awareness, keep readers up to date on current topics concerning women in business and women’s leadership, and provide helpful tips and advice for women working in business and in leadership positions.

 

A Resource for Women in Computer Science

It is very clear that the representation of women in computer science, as with most STEM fields, is much lower than that of men.

Computer Science.org is part of a new initiative to form the next generation of engineers, developers, and network administrators, and we are striving to get more women involved.

For more information review: http://www.computerscience.org/resources/women-in-computer-science/


Academic Websites

For business women interested in learning more about leadership.


Babson College

Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership
Investigates, educates, and celebrates women entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds; provides high-impact educational programs; creates powerful collaborations; and funds and disseminates action research that impacts lives, enhances careers, and evolves organizations


Barnard College

Athena Center for Leadership Studies
A center dedicated to the advancement of women leaders who are visionary, bold, courageous, resilient, and globally aware—women who embrace diversity and are determined to make the world a better place


Bentley University

Center for Women and Business
Dedicated to supporting, retaining, and advancing women in business; addresses challenges posed by a multicultural, multigenerational workplace in which women comprise an increasingly larger segment


Chatham University

Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship
Provides opportunities for women to start, develop, and significantly grow their companies; offers programs for students that help them learn the skills needed to become either successful entrepreneurs or successful women in business


Georgetown University 

Women’s Leadership Initiative
Promotes the development and advancement of women leaders; contributes to the social and economic progress of women by addressing their intellectual and practical needs, including building awareness and women’s skills to allow them to become better and more effective leaders


Rutgers University

Center for Women’s Global Leadership
Strengthens and facilitates women’s leadership for human rights and social justice worldwide; envisions a world in which all people are equal and gender equality is systemically realized by the achievement of human rights for all

 

Corporate Boards


Relevant resources for corporate boards.

OnBoard
A group of female and male advocates for more women in executive leadership and on corporate boards to improve corporate governance through diversity; formerly the Board of Directors Network

Women on Boards 2020
A movement established to increase participation of women on boards of directors

Free Management Library - All About Boards of Directors
Provides free advice to entrepreneurs on how to develop a board for their business

 

Entrepreneurship


Resources that educate and drive enlightened entrepreneurship.

Women on Business
An award-winning site with news and information for women running successful businesses; strives to engage virtually today’s male and female business thought leaders

StartupChicks
Empowers women entrepreneurs through education, inspiration, community, coaching, and connections,

Ladies Who Launch
New media company that provides resources and connections for women entrepreneurs

 

Financial


Information for women interested in learning more about finances.

LearnVest
Provides current articles on budgeting to help women take control of their finances

SignatureFD
Blog dealing with how to stay financially fit

 

General Interest


Organizations that provide general research, education, financial advice, board membership support, and other tools for women in business.

Catalyst
The leading nonprofit membership organization expanding opportunities for women and business

Atlanta Women’s Network
A progressive and focused network of women who stand together to mentor, advance, and support professional women in Atlanta

National Association of Women MBAs
Works to empower women in business

Women & Creativity
An annual month-long series of events that celebrates women’s creativity and entrepreneurship across the disciplines

Executive Moms
Support for women juggling motherhood and professional careers; offers peer support, networking opportunities, and resources to help you thrive in both roles

 

Healthcare


For women working in, or interested in learning more about healthcare.

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
Works to further the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide

 

Media


Print, television, film, and social media outlets to keep you informed.

Women’s Media Center
Ensuring women’s voices and stories are heard in the media through media advocacy campaigns, media monitoring, content creation, training, and more

WAM! (Women, Action & the Media)
Connects and supports media makers, activists, academics, and funders working to advance women’s media participation, ownership, and representation

Little Pink Book
A daily e-note that provides tools, resources, and expert advice on everything working women need to know, including the latest data, trends, tips, and inspiration for all aspects of your career

Womenetics
A multi-dimensional media platform providing women with an ongoing and expanding source of the essential tools and knowledge necessary to boost business success

Forbes Woman
The latest articles and information on professional women in the world

She Takes on the World
Links to research, resources, and blogs of interest


Public Policy


Sources of information about public policy.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Conducts research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies

International Center for Research on Women
Covers emerging issues, advocacy, and public policy affecting women across the globe; works to make women in developing countries an integral part of alleviating global poverty

Women Impacting Public Policy
A national nonpartisan organization that advocates for and on behalf of women and minorities in business in the legislative processes of our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other small business organizations

 

Technology


Recognized leadership organizations supporting the growth and education of women in technology.

Women in Technology
The premier professional association for women in the technology industry; gives women a plan to blaze the path in their technology career through training, mentoring, and leadership

Anita Borg Institute
Develops tools and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women technology leaders

WomenTech World
Relevant links to the technology field

 

Blogs


Blogs focused on supporting and promoting women in business.

Catalyzing
Bringing together and amplifying diverse voices to expand opportunities for women and business

The Glass Hammer
An award-winning blog and online community created for women executives in finance, law, technology, and big business

 

Suggested Reading


Publications centered on the topic of women’s leadership.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Sheryl Sandberg

Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman: What Men Know About Success That Women Need to Learn
Gail Evans

The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It 
Valerie Young, Ed.D.

Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Cordelia Fine

The End of Men: And the Rise of Women
Hanna Rosin

How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life
Joanna Barsh

Opting Out?: Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home
Pamela Stone

Get to Work: . . . And Get a Life, Before It's Too Late
Linda R. Hirshman

The Shadow Negotiation: How Women Can Master the Hidden Agendas That Determine Bargaining Success
Deborah M. Kolb and Judith Williams

Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders
Alice H. Eagly and Linda L. Carli

If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Secrets to Success From Top Women Leaders
Erin Wolf

 

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