The workplace isn’t always a fair place for women to work, succeed, and thrive. While women have made great strides in securing their place at work, there are still some hurdles to overcome. Inequality is still present for many women and the work continues.
Luckily there is help in the form of these amazing six women’s groups that are tirelessly working to help women fight for their rights and advance in the workplace.
In 1987 Anita Borg founded a digital community for women in computing by combining technical expertise with a fearless vision to inspire, motivate, and move women in technology. The organisation supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. AnitaB.org works with technologists in more than 80 countries, and partners with academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies worldwide.
2. Global Fund for Women
The Global Fund for Women was founded in 1987 by four bold women: Anne Firth Murray, Frances Kissling, Laura Lederer, and Nita Barrow. Since then the organisation has helped over 5000 directives in 175 countries. It exists to support the efforts of women’s groups who work every day to win rights for women and girls. True equality can exist only when women and girls have full access to their rights from equal pay and land ownership rights to sexual rights, freedom from violence, access to education, and maternal health rights.
3. Women’s Global Empowerment Fund
The Women’s Global Empowerment Fund was founded in 2007 by founder Karen Sugar. The mission of this organization is to support women through economic, social and political programs by creating opportunities while addressing inequality, and strengthening families as well as communities.This advocacy group provides women in northern Uganda access to microcredit loans, business and leadership development training, literacy, and health initiatives.
4. Association for Women in Communications
In 1909, seven female journalists took steps down a path that has blazed a trail for women in communications. The Association for Women in Communications champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members. With more than 1,100 members, AWC strives to elevate the role of women in communications.
5. Financial Women’s Association
Financial Women’s Association is a nonprofit professional organization founded in 1956 by a group of eight Wall Street women. When they were denied membership in a professional association they blazed their own path, founding the Financial Women’s Association as a forum to share their experiences and further their knowledge. Its goals are to celebrate the leadership and success of women across the financial community in all industries, by advancing careers, fostering alliances and preparing the current and next generation of professionals.
6. National Association for Female Executives
The National Association for Female Executives was founded in 1972 and is one of the largest women’s professional associations in the United States. Its mission is the advancement of women in the workplace. The organisation supports women by providing education, networking opportunities and through public advocacy to empower its members to achieve career success and financial security. Members are women executives, business owners, entrepreneurs and others who are committed to helping women thrive.
Would you consider supporting a women’s group and becoming a champion for change?