Associations and Societies for Women
Professional and industry associations and societies are great places to make connections to your next job! Check out "Tapping the Hidden Job Market" for ideas on some of the ways you can leverage associations for your job search. And visit the Women's Bar Associations page for additional resources for women attorneys.
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- Associations for Women
Associations and Societies for Women:
- 9 to 5, Natonal Association of Working Women
Local chapters, publications, and other resources.
- American Association for Women in Community Colleges
Regional chapters, national events, and other resources.
- American Association of Women Dentists
News, conferences, local chapters, student chapters, directory of women dentists, and more resources.
- American Association of University Women
JOBS, conferences, local branches, fellowships, grants, research, National Conference for College Women Leaders, and tons of other information.
- American Business Women's Association
Member directory, local councils, and other resources.
- American Medical Women's Association
JOBS and extensive information about women's health issues, educational resources, student information, meetings, and more.
- American Society of Women Accountants
JOBS, a member directory (members only), a national conference, and local chapters.
- American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants
JOBS (a few), local chapters ("affiliates by region"), national conference, scholarships and awards, and more.
- Association for Women Geoscientists
JOBS, annual meeting, student opportunities, and other information encouraging women to enter and succeed in geoscience.
- Association for Women in Architecture
Meetings, news, and other resources (Los Angeles area).
- Association for Women in Communications
JOBS, local chapters, annual national conference, other services for members only.
- Association for Women in Mathematics
JOBS, student chapters, events, workshops, a "Mentor Network," prizes, newsletters, events, and more.
- Association for Women in Science
JOBS, news, events, local chapters, and other resources.
- Association for Women in Sports Media
JOBS (members only), regional events, news, and more.
- Association of Professional Insurance Women
JOBS (members only), local chapters and events, news, an e-mail distribution list, and lots of information about the insurance industry.
- Business and Professional Women/Canada
JOBS, events, a national convention, some local chapters, and other information.
- Business and Professional Women/USA
JOBS, other resources in the Career Center, a national conference, print publication, a special section for Women Veterans, and more.
- Committee on the Advancement of Women Chemists
JOBS, a directory of women faculty members (in the "Chemical Sciences"), a forum, a national convention, and other information.
- Downtown Women's Club
Local meetings, information, and resources.
- EMILY'S List
Getting women elected to public office in the U.S., Jobs and Internships (a few, only with Emily's List), and other resources including a blog.
- Executive Women's Golf Association
Local chapters and golf game improvement tips.
- Feminist Majority Foundation
JOBS including internships (don't post your resume!), calendar, e-mail newsletters, news for women, research, and many other resources for women.
- Financial Women's Association
JOBS (members only), local chapters and other information and resources.
- Healthcare Businesswomen's Association
JOBS, regional chapters, many events, a national conference, a mentor program, news, and more.
- International Alliance for Women in Music -
Opportunities and competitions, many events, press releases, publications, and more.
- International Association of Women Police
A few jobs (for members only), conferences, committees, and other information.
- League of Women Voters
Local chapters, opportunities to volunteer, and lots of information on current political issues in the U.S.
- National Association of Female Executives
Local chapters, events, and many resources.
- National Association of Insurance Women
JOBS, local chapters, events (members only), and other resources.
- National Association of Women Business Owners
Extensive resources for entrepreneurs and business owners, local chapters, national conference.
- National Association of Women in Construction
JOBS, apprenticeship information, news and other resources.
- National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives
JOBS (a few), newsletter, events, and more.
- National Association of Women Lawyers
JOBS, events, committees, publications, education, news, and more.
- National Conference of Women's Bar Associations
Networking tools including a large list of local organizations for women attorneys, chatroom, and bulletin board.
- National Women's Studies Association
JOBS, news, e-mail lists, resources, annual conference, and other information for Women's Studies Programs.
- National Federation of Press Women
JOBS (members only), national conference, news, and other information.
- National Federation of Republican Women -
National convention and other information, affiliated with the U.S. national Republican Party.
- National Organization for Women (NOW)
Volunteer opportunities, internships, local chapters, news, and other resources.
- National Women's Political Caucus
Internships, local chapters, news, and other resources.
- Newswomen's Club of New York
Meetings in NYC, awards, and scholarships.
- New York Women in Communications, Inc. -
JOBS, internships, student center, meetings (often in NYC), events, awards, newsletters.
- NYC Webgrrls
JOBS (members only), local chapters with meetings, events, and other resources.
- Society of Women Engineers -
JOBS, also resume posting service (protect your privacy!), local chapters, scholarships, national and regional conferences.
- U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
For women entrepreneurs, small business owners, and solopreneurs, news, resources, events, and tons of information.
- Women Chemists Committee (of the American Chemical Society)
Local chapters, a member directory, events, and other resources.
- Women in Aerospace
JOBS, new, events, corporate sponsor directory.
- Women in Cable and Telecommunications
JOBS available in Career Center (free for members; fee charged to non-members), member directory (members only), a national conference, other events.
- Women in Federal Law Enforcement
JOBS, scholarships, training resources, newsletters.
- Women in Higher Education
JOBS, articles from the off-line publication, event calendar, statistics on women in education, and more.
- Women in International Trade
JOBS (members only), events, professional development (including a Mentor program), and other resources.
- Women in Technology Meetup Groups
Local networking at meetings in the U.S. and across the world (Africa, Asia/Pacific, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East).
- Women in Technology International
JOBS, national and international conferences, local networkng events, webinars, and more.
- Women of Wind Energy (WoWE)
Subgroup of Windustry with mentoring, local chapters, fellowships, worshops, and networking.
- Women's Professional Rodeo Association
Listing of rodeos, standings, and other information.
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