The backHer Toolbox

Resources for Women Worldwide

Resources and Opportunities

Africa

The Grantsmanship Center

https://www.tgci.com/africa

International Funding Source

Australia

The Women's Studies Resource Centre

http://www.wsrc.org.au

The Women's Studies Resource Centre is a library specialising in feminist resources and is based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Europe

Professional Women’s Network-Paris

http://www.pwnparis.net

PWN Paris is a dynamic networking and leadership development platform for public and private sector executive and professional women. Our network provides learning and development programs, mentoring, best practices sharing, networking opportunities for individual and corporate members: events, clubs, programs, and think tanks.

North America

A.I.R. Gallery

http://airgallery.org/about/mission-statement/

A.I.R. Gallery is a permanent exhibition space that supports an open exchange of ideas and risk–taking by women artists in order to provide support and visibility. A.I.R. maintains a gallery space in Brooklyn, NY and exhibits the work of hundreds of women artists each year.

Cornerstone

https://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/womans-guide-small-business-management-grants

Cornerstone-A Woman's Guide to Small Business Management Grants provides links to resources to find small business grants for women:

Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence

http://www.countmein.org

Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence is the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education and community support for women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their micro-businesses into million dollar enterprises.

Fundera’s Annual Entrepreneurial Grant

https://www.fundera.com/resources/zach-grant

Fundera is committed to helping entrepreneurs and raising awareness of small business issues. Because of this, we are proud to introduce Fundera’s Annual Entrepreneurial Grant, The Zach Grant, to help budding entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking

http://www.hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org

Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking provides a wide variety of resources including but not limited to; -Funding resources such as funds and grants. -Making Media That Matters, a filmmaking program for trans, cis, and non-binary girls. -Summer Reel Camps for Girls -Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. -Film Festival/calls for entry.

Ladies Who Launch

http://www.ladieswholaunch.com

The Ladies Who Launch mission is to make entrepreneurship accessible to any woman with a project, dream or aspiration to start her own business and be successful.

Leadership Women

http://leadership-women.org

Leadership Women is a 35-year-old, nonprofit educational corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas that develops programs and projects to advance and improve the personal, economic and professional status of American women.

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

http://www.nawbo.org

Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America's more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.

SHEEO

http://sheeo.ca

SheEO mentors, guides and accelerates the next generation of women-led ventures on their own terms. Women-led ventures experience a program designed to surface clarity around the impact they want to have in the world. We believe that the most powerful leaders are ones who know what they want, know what they are good at and know what they need to surround themselves with to build a great team. The vision for SheEO is to build a network of “next generation” of creators, makers and entrepreneurs supported by and funded by successful women and men who recognize the need for new models, new mindsets and new solutions to build a better world.

Small Business Association (SBA)-Women business owners

http://www.sba.gov/content/women-owned-businesses

SBA provides resources to help women business owners to succeed. From registering your business, to hiring your first employee, we’re here to help you start.

Sundance's PDF resource entitled "Exploring the Barriers and Opportunities for Independent Women Filmmakers."

http://www.sundance.org/pdf/press-releases/Exploring-The-Barriers.pdf

Sundance's PDF resource entitled "Exploring the Barriers and Opportunities for Independent Women Filmmakers."

The Jump Fund

http://thejumpfund.com

The JumpFund’s goal is to encourage women to invest in women — moving from philanthropy to angel investing to help grow women’s business leadership throughout the Southeast. The JumpFund’s mission is to invest women’s capital in female-led companies with growth potential in order to generate a strong financial return and elevate the role of women in business.

The National Association for Female Executives

http://www.nafe.com

The National Association for Female Executives, one of the country’s largest associations for women professionals and business owners, provides resources – through education, networking, and public advocacy- to empower its members to achieve both career and personal success.

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC)

http://www.nwbc.gov

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.

The Office of Women’s Business Ownership

http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2895

The Office of Women’s Business Ownership's mission is to establish and oversee a network of Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) throughout the United States and its territories. Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged, are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses.

The Women's Business Development Center

http://www.womensbdc.org

Formed in July 1995 with the assistance of a matching grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Women Business Ownership, the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) fosters the development and retention of successful businesses by delivering resources that enable individuals to start new businesses and grow existing ones. While the center is dedicated to the economic empowerment of women, the services are open to all individuals.

Wage Gap

http://www.wageproject.org

The WAGE Project, Inc is a 501(c)3 charitable, tax-deductible organization established for one purpose: to end discrimination against women in the American workplace in the near future. To do that, WAGE inspires and helps working women to take the steps needed so that every woman is paid what she’s worth.

Women 2.0

http://women2.com

Women 2.0 was founded in April 2006 with the vision to make a difference — with 30% of tech workers being women, 10% female founders, 10% female investors, 24% women sourced in news — something had to change. We became passionate about catalyzing this change. Women 2.0’s mission is to strengthen technology businesses by connecting, inspiring and educating the next generation of technology leaders. Women 2.0 lives in the future, today – we see no barriers, we see no boundaries, we only see a meritocratic business landscape.

Women and Prison

http://womenandprison.org

The Women and Prison project is a website, installation + zine created entirely from the work + lives of America's incarcerated women. A Site for Resistance makes visible women's experiences in the criminal justice system. This site serves as a dedicated space for prisoners, those previously incarcerated, activists, students, academics, and everyone who strives for social justice. Through the use of this website, we hope to promote strategies and actions that challenge the system and the ways that it reproduces all forms of discrimination, violence, and social injustice in the treatment of women and their families.

Women Organizing Opportunities for Women (WOOW)

https://www.facebook.com/KPUWooW/info?tab=page_info

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Feminist Club and Women's Collective. We organize events and support campaigns that raise awareness about women's issues in the local community and around the world.

Women’s Business Development Center

http://www.wbdc.org

The mission of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is to provide services and programs that support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen their impact on the economy. Since 1986, the WBDC has offered a full-service approach to assist prospective and established women business owners in the Chicago area.

Women's Research and Education Institute Fellowship

http://www.wrei.org

Women's Research and Education Institute Fellowship
gives female students an experience in public policymaking in Congress.


Women’s Studio Workshop

http://www.wsworkshop.org/opportunity-calendar/

Women’s Studio Workshop has an artist-centered philosophy and a deep commitment to the individual’s creative process. We support this vision through providing time and space in the form of grants, residencies and internships where artists-in-residence can come to work with 24-hour access to the studios.

South America

The Women’s Club of Costa Rica

http://wccr.org

The Professional Women’s Group was developed specifically for women of all nationalities in order to encourage personal and professional development by networking with other professional women and to develop programs that contribute to all women in Costa Rica. The group also hosts a mentorship program, further assisting professional growth.

International

The Way Women Work

http://thewaywomenwork.com

The Way Women Work is the online “How-to-Succeed” Guide for women in growth economies. We help bridge the gap between women’s education (graduating from university) and successful participation in the workforce. We exist to accelerate the career and business success of these women.

IWMF

http://www.iwmf.org/get-involved/opportunities/

Through its training programs, the IWMF offers a variety of opportunities for women in the news media.

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition

http://www.womenartsmediacoalition.org/opportunities/

Monthly submission opportunities for women in theatre & film/video.

Women Thrive Worldwide-Women's Economic Opportunity Resources

http://womenthrive.org/issues/women%27s-economic-opportunity/resources

Fundraising Guide to help grassroots organizations struggling to raise enough money to meet their budgets developed by Women’s Thrive team of professional fundraisers to help women’s groups better understand the world of grantseeking and build their own skills to raise the money they need.