Professional Womens Organizations

39 Professional Women’s Organizations and Associations

Here at Climb, we believe strongly that in order to build a better workplace, everyone must be given a chance to advance in their career and have their voices heard. So, to help bring more opportunities to women in their careers, we’ve compiled a list of professional women’s organizations dedicated to creating access and providing support for female professionals — whether you’re looking for a League of Women Coders, a Women’s Foodservice Forum, or a National Women’s Business Council.

Do you know of a professional women’s association that wasn’t included in our list? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll be sure to add it!

Industry-specific professional women's organizations

Technology and design

Ada’s List
“We aim to connect women in digital to one another, provide stimulating content that elevates individual commitment for change in the tech industry, and generally encourage a more inclusive and diverse environment in the industry. Women join Ada’s List to recruit new teammates or job hunt themselves; look for suppliers or vendors; find co-founders; get and give advice; meet up face to face; people join Ada’s List to connect and act.”

“At AnitaB.org, we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. We connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Our social enterprise supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. A full roster of programs help women grow, learn, and develop their highest potential.”

Black Girls CODE
“Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds.”

Black Women Talk Tech
“The roadmap to billions wasn’t designed for us, so we created our own. Now, we’re building community and profitable, scalable businesses for self-identified Black women in tech, together. Black Women Talk Tech is a collective of black women tech founders who have a unique understanding of the challenges we face and the advantages we bring in the industry. We’re here to identify, support and encourage black women to build the next billion dollar business.”

Girl Develop It
“We are committed to making sure people of all races, education levels, income and upbringing can build confidence in their skill set to develop web and mobile applications. Our goal is to provide powerful hands-on programs in software development and create basic to advanced web and mobile applications.”

Girls in Tech
“Founded in 2007 by Adriana Gascoigne, Girls in Tech is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the gender gap in tech. We have more than 60,000 members in 50+ chapters around the world.”

Girls Who Code
“Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.”

Ladies That UX
“A community of women in UX who support each other, push the UX boundaries, and promote skill and talent”

Latinas in Tech
“We are a non-profit organization with the aim to connect, support, and empower Latina women working in tech. We work hand in hand with top technology companies to create safe spaces for learning, mentorship and recruitment.”

League of Women Coders
“League of Women Coders (formerly Ladies Who Code, est. June 2011) is a grassroots collective that focusses on coding, hacking, and learning together. We’re like a book club for superhero women coders. You’ll find us championing free software, debating the best uses for ternary operators, defending against trolls, sharing what we know, and supporting each other in every way we can.”

The National Center for Women & Information Technology
“NCWIT is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.”

Women in STEM Leadership
“Women in STEM Leadership (WISL) is the premier organization for empowering women like you with the support, resources and tools needed for elevating your career and becoming an agent of change in the STEM industry. We are a network of like-minded women who are genuinely invested in helping you reach your potential.”

Women in Technology International
“WITI started in 1989 as The International Network of Women in Technology and, in 2001, evolved into The WITI Professional Association, the world’s leading trade association for tech-savvy women. Today, WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities.”

Women Who Code
“When you become a part of Women Who Code you gain access to programs and services that are designed to help you step up your tech career. We have over 250,000 members who are career-aged tech professionals operating at each level of the industry.”

Heavy Equipment

National Association of Women in Construction
“The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originated as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network for women working in a male-dominated field. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and officially became the National Association of Women in Construction.”

National Association of Professional Women in Construction
“PWC is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to support, advance, and connect women and promote diversity within the architecture, engineering, construction, (AEC) and related industries.”


Professional Women in Healthcare
“PWH® is an organization dedicated to ongoing professional leadership development in healthcare businesses. We are a member organization providing a national voice and progressive leadership for women in healthcare products manufacturing and delivery industries. Our goal is to reach all women in our industry and empower them in their personal and professional lives. We are also committed to integrated leadership development and gender equity for all individuals within the industries we serve.”

Women in Healthcare
“The purpose of our organization is to promote the professional development of women in the healthcare industry, to empower one another, support growth and mentorship, and support business through sharing successful techniques, leads, contacts, products and services.”

Women in Healthcare Management
“For healthcare managers and leaders seeking to further develop their professional careers, Women in Healthcare Management (WHCM) membership offers highly rated Events, carefully screened Job Alerts and valuable Networking Opportunities.”

Women in STEM Leadership
“Women in STEM Leadership (WISL) is the premier organization for empowering women like you with the support, resources and tools needed for elevating your career and becoming an agent of change in the STEM industry. We are a network of like-minded women who are genuinely invested in helping you reach your potential.”


Real Women in Trucking
“REAL Women in Trucking, Inc is a 501 (c) (6) trade association that was formed by seasoned female commercial motor vehicle drivers that saw a need for an authentic representation of the trucking industry.”

S.H.E. Trucking
“S.H.E. is a diverse online Facebook community where professional women in trucking share, network, and develop together. We provide support and mentorship to potential truck drivers in an effort to elevate our profession and improve our communities.”

Women in Trucking Association
“For over a decade, we’ve been focused on this clear mission to encourage employment, address obstacles and celebrate success. It’s supported by a passionate leadership team, highly engaged members, and committed sponsors and partners. We continue to build a strong community among our members (primarily business professionals and professional drivers) who believe in and support our mission.”

Women In Trucking Foundation
“The Women in Trucking Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports ambitious students, drivers, and professionals in the trucking industry who seek to grow their skills through classroom and vocational training. We are a community of corporations, foundations and individuals who value professional development in the trucking industry and are committed to seeing it grow.”


Equity At The Table
“Equity At The Table (EATT) is an easy-to-navigate digital directory inspired by the aphorism that it’s better to “build a longer table, not a higher fence.” EATT features only women/gender non-conforming individuals in/around the food industry and focuses primarily on POC and the LGBTQ community. It is a practical and proactive response to the blatant gender and racial discrimination that plagues the food industry. EATT will always be free to join and free to use.”

Les Dames d’Escoffier International
“To inspire, advance and support women in food, beverage and hospitality to achieve excellence in leadership and philanthropy. The membership, composed of over 2,400 members in 45 chapters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Mexico, is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.”

New York Women’s Culinary Alliance
“The New York Women’s Culinary Alliance is an inclusive community of diverse professionals that facilitates networking, education, mentorship, social programs and the advancement of all persons who identify as women across the food, beverage and hospitality industry.”

Reset the Table
“We want to uplift our entire industry by providing a safe space for everyone to learn, share and be heard. From features on industry leaders to career advice, job postings, educational event spotlights and more, we’re bringing it all to the table.”

Women’s Foodservice Forum
“As we have since our founding in 1989, WFF continues to provide unmatched leadership development, role modeling and strategic networking for women and supports the Food Industry in cultivating the next generation of leaders. Today, we also leverage industry-specific research and proven solutions to help Partner companies win the war for talent and reap the bottom-line rewards of gender-diverse leadership.”

Women of the Vine & Spirits
“Women of the Vine & Spirits is the leading membership organization, worldwide, dedicated to boldly pushing the wine, beer and spirits industry toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive era that empowers all to succeed.”

Professional Women's Organizations

General professional women's organizations

American Business Women’s Association
“The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.”

Asian American Business Women Association
“Asian American Business Women Association recognizes, as well as highlight women in every area of expertise, at all different levels business industries. In our network you will have access to meet business and professional women in the areas of small to medium sized business, corporate executives, healthcare professionals, financial consultants, education, and the non-profit sector just to name a few.”

Black Career Women Network
“Our purpose is to bridge the gap of support for professional development and mentor access by providing curated tools, resources, content, and a strong network for women to strategically manage their careers, navigate the workplace, and thrive professionally.”

“Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, Catalyst drives change with pioneering research, practical tools, and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership—because progress for women is progress for everyone.”

“Ellevate is the largest community of women at work. A powerful coalition of ambitious and supportive women who believe there is strength in numbers. We show up for each other, helping everyone — no matter their background or aspirations — build a career they love. And, more importantly, we mobilize our collective power to change the culture of business.”

International Association of Women
“Our networking community provides a personal forum for you to grow your career, promote your business, product or service, share ideas and expand your network. In person and virtual events allow you to learn from and share experiences with women who are recognized experts in their fields.”

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs
“The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., founded in 1935, is an organization of African American women that are business owners, certified, licensed and degreed professionals. Since our inception, we’ve built a rich history of promoting and protecting the interest of progressive women in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Technology and Service (L.E.T.S.) in areas of Health, Education, Employment and Economic Development (H.E.E.D.)”

National Coalition of 100 Black Women
“The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) was launched on October 24, 1981, with representatives from 14 states and the District of Columbia, and selected Jewell Jackson McCabe as its first national president. Its mission is to advocate on behalf of women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote the NCBW agenda on leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. The rapidity by which the organization grew is attested to by the statistics of 1986: 47 chapters in 19 states.”

National Latina Business Women Association
“The National Latina Business Women Association was established in July 2003 by a group of Latina entrepreneurs and corporate professionals who realized their own need for mentors and educational programs to scale their businesses and careers. Since then, the National Latina Business Women Association, was established with its founding chapter in Los Angeles.”

National Women’s Business Council
“The National Women’s Business Council is a non-presidential federal advisory committee serving as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, the U.S. Congress (to the Committees on Small Business of the Senate and House of Representatives), and to the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (through the Assistant Administrator of the Office of Women’s Business Ownership) on issues of importance to women business owners and entrepreneurs.”

“Rise is a professional platform for ambitious women. We connect dynamic companies with diverse candidates, driving success.”

“TeamWomen is a premier professional women’s organization deeply committed to developing future generations of women in leadership. Membership includes 600 women from the C-suite to young professionals who work in a variety of key industries including business, corporate, sports, and civic organizations.”

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