Breaking the Glass Ceiling One Woman at a Time

In today’s society, there is simply no reason for a glass ceiling to exist for women.  Women are capable of entering virtually any field, running any corporation and starting any business.  This is not to say, however, that they may not need guidance and encouragement along the way. To this end, there are many organizations today that are specifically geared towards helping women to succeed in the business world.

eWomenNetwork, Inc.

The eWomenNetwork, Inc. was founded by Sandra and Kym Yancey in 2000 and adds hundreds of new, interested members every month.  Today, they have over 2000 women’s business events each year through their 118 U.S. and Canadian chapters, helping members to build their businesses, market what they offer, and have access to important resources and influential business figures. Each year, they produce the largest 4-day International Women’s Business Conference & Expo that is found in North America. Members of the eWomenNetwork, Inc. have access to a dynamic team of skilled life coaches and professional coaches.  These coaches offer their skills and expertise to novice female businesswomen, helping them to develop the necessary skills to excel in the American business culture.

W.O.M.E.N in America

Another organization called Women in America started when 11 female leaders met at the 2008 FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit in San Diego, California.  With the desire to help women who are just starting out in their careers to excel and advance, W.O.M.E.N in America started.  Today, they provide an exclusive three-year mentoring program that builds leadership skills for women while creating a valuable support network.  The Women in America program aims to create exponential business growth and job opportunities for women by creating invaluable mentoring, network building and leadership skills.  The ultimate goal is for the landscape to change so that more women fill positions in C-suite positions, as Board Members and as prominent leaders in their chosen professions.

 National Association of Women Business Owners

Another example of a leading business organization for women is the NAWBO.  IN 1975, a dozen businesswomen in the D.C. area gathered to strengthen their entrepreneurial interests.  Today, they are the voice for more than 10 million women-owned businesses across the country with a chapter in almost every major metropolitan area.  Their goal is to propel women entrepreneurs into positions of strength in economic, social and political spheres by building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations and by influencing opinion makers.

All of these organizations, and so many others like them, serve the needs and goals of America’s businesswomen.  It is such organizations, like the eWomenNetwork, Inc., W.O.M.E.N in America, and NAWBO, that enable women to develop their own strengths and to succeed in the business world at large.




About Peter Jefferson

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