Eve’s Almanac: A Comprehensive List of Entrepreneurial Resources

 

Startup America is a White House initiative that was launched to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. Startup America Women is an initiative to rally women's advocacy and membership groups representing women entrepreneurs and business owners to promote the engagement of women-led high growth startups. 

Accion is a global nonprofit dedicated to creating economic opportunity by connecting people to the financial tools they need to improve their lives. A world pioneer in microfinance, we were founded in 1961 and issued our first micro loan in 1973. Over time, we’ve helped build 62 microfinance institutions in 31 countries on four continents—Africa, Asia, Latin America and the U.S. These institutions are currently reaching millions of clients.

Founded in 1975, NAWBO® is the voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses. By representing the interests of women entrepreneurs across various industries from state capitals to our nation’s capital, NAWBO® strives to advocate on behalf of women business owners on matters of public policy as well as develop programs to navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of business growth and provide networking opportunities where members can share best practices. Learn more at nawbo.org.

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) has helped prospective and established women business owners achieve economic independence through entrepreneurship. From workshops and seminars to business coaching and financial assistance, the WBDC guides women to business and economic success. 

Inspired by her own experience as a business owner and working mother, designer Tory Burch launched the Tory Burch Foundation in 2009 to support the empowerment of women and families.  Through grants and microloans, the Foundation invests in the success and sustainability of women-owned businesses. Through mentoring opportunities, the Foundation provides women and girls with information and tools needed to achieve their aspirations as entrepreneurs and leaders.

GoGirl Finance (www.gogirlfinance.com) is a financial literacy platform geared towards women. GoGirl Finance was founded with the intention of encouraging women to become aware of their financial well being. We aim to empower women between 25-45 with much needed financial literacy skills that will allow them to take control of their financial well-being and future.

TheNextWomen is an online news magazine and community focused on women business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. We have several channels: The NextWomen website (business magazine, news, database, online community), The NextWomen Events (offline community) and The NextWomen Fund & Consultancy. Started in October 2008, the magazine has profiled many Female Business Heroes, making them notable and quotable, built up a huge following, run many successful and sold-out events, such as networking events, high-profile kitchen dinners, and funding & pitching events.

Under30CEO is an online/offline media platform covering news, advice, trends, and events about early stage businesses, highlighting what’s next in cities across the globe. Under30CEO is dedicated to showcasing the future of business and its next generation of job creators, innovators and business leaders. Under30CEO is leading the way to educate and empower the young people of today who’s companies will be shaping industries and driving the economies of tomorrow.

Genius Startup helps small startups and solo entrepreneurs build a successful and profitable online business without needing to be a technical whizz kid. We've got smart and savvy strategies for social media, content marketing and generating revenue. 

The Daily Muse is a rapidly growing community of women (and dudes!) who believe that kicking ass and taking names is all part of the job. It offers sharp, practical career and lifestyle content for a tremendously underserved demographic: smart,ambitious women. With the recent launch of its career & job discovery tool, it also helps connect aspiring professionals with amazing companies. Follow them: @DailyMuse

InPower Women is dedicated to rewriting the narrative on women and power, inspiring, educating and enabling professional women to reclaim their relationship with power. Featuring blogs, professional development resources and a 200+ index of research abstracts on academic and commercial studies looking at women in business, InPower Women offers every professional woman a place to explore herself and her power to succeed on her own terms. Men welcome too!

Spin Sucks is a blog directed a PR and marketing professionals and business leaders charged with those duties. Spin Sucks is the fight against destructive spin. Our mission is to change the perception of public relations. To do that, the team at Arment Dietrich manages the blog to provide expert information and advice on current issues and trends surrounding marketing, communication, social media, entrepreneurship, search engine optimization, and advertising.

NewsonWomen is about achievement. We give women the headlines they deserve. We share with you the news about women achievers in business, science and technology, education and the arts.

Alley to the Valley® is a community of the world’s most influential women in venture, entrepreneurship, business, politics, and media.

EZEBIS founder Pemo Theodore video interviews venture capitalists, angel investors and women founders on the shortfall in funding for women.

Vitamin W is the centralized news source for women–supporting women's organizations and celebrating how women are making a difference and changing the world in so many ways.

Webgrrls' mission is to help women succeed in an increasingly technical workplace and world through networking, exchanging job and business leads, and teaching new skills.

 

Women With Drive Foundation provides a car to women in transition in exchange for their participation in programs that identifies and addresses her particular barriers to independence, helping her to achieve self sufficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meridith Dennes is a co-founder and the CEO of Project Eve LLC, a leading women's lifestyle media company online including some of the web's best loved communities including the eponymous Project Eve, Getting Balance, Project Eve Moms, Project Eve Money and Scary Puppy Silly Kitty. With a digital readership in excess of 20+ million monthly uniques, and over 1 million social media followers, Project Eve provides the news and resources to inspire and empower women. Meridith also works as a digital consultant and social media strategist and has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to help increase brand awareness and improve social media engagement.Meridith holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business. Prior to founding Project Eve, she spent 15 years working in investment banking. Meridith currently lives in Vermont with her husband and 2 daughters and spends her free time teaching skiing, practicing yoga, hiking and snowshoeing.