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As women are slowly, but surely trying to close the gap in the business industry, and there are more opportunities for female entrepreneurs and professionals to rise through the corporate latter.

To assist those young and ambitious female professionals, I gathered the list of the most noticeable communities with like-minded persons.

Here are my picks.

20 largest communities for women entrepreneurs

Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) educates, energizes and empowers all women, encouraging them to become wildly successful entrepreneurs.

The New Savvy is the definitive financial and career guide for women. It aims to empower smart, modern and independent women through meaningful content that are relevant, practical and interesting. Women have different needs from men and can benefit from unique financial advice.

The Female Entrepreneur Association is an online hub with the mission of inspiring and empowering women from around the world to turn their ideas into a reality, build successful businesses and live a life they love.

Young Women Entrepreneurs Club: its mission is to inspire women around the world to live fulfilling lives and build successful businesses.

Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global: as the name suggests, the mission behind Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global is to introduce women-owned businesses all over the world to the global opportunity. They want to empower every woman worldwide to go global. Originally started in 2008, the website has now grown to have nearly 200 million users.

BizWomen is an online community that allows female business executives and entrepreneurs to connect with each other and share their expertise. It is a great place to exchange ideas, find support, and connect with other entrepreneurs in your local neighbourhood or across the United States.

The Lean In website is inspired by the book, Lean in, which encourages women to pursue their ambitions by shifting their focus from what they can’t do to what they can do. It offers ongoing inspiration and support to women to help them achieve their goal.

With daily content on women in technology, Women 2.0 has made its mission to increase the number of female founders of tech startups with inspiration, information and education.

Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. With offices in Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Japan, and the United States, Catalyst has more than 800 supporting organizations around the world, including companies, firms, business schools, and associations that collectively employ millions of women.

Largest Europe-based female communities

Europe:  European Women in Business (EWIB) brings professional women together to create networking connections and share in knowledge, experiences and resources within a variety of events conducive to European links or just sharing an interest in European culture.

The Netherlands: PWN is unique as a global women’s network, with over 3000 members who are closely connected through our online platform. There are multiple other Dutch organizations available for female entrepreneurs.

UK: Women in Business Network, Enterprising Women, The Business Woman’s Network

Italy: Valore D – read more about Valore D here.

Norway: Professional Women’s Network Norway is a leading Norwegian membership organization providing a resource for professional women since 1994.

Spain: International Women in Business Madrid – Madrid offers support and guidance to working women resident in Madrid, many of whom are freelancers, run their own business or are thinking of doing so in the near future.

France: Women Equity

Romania: Elite Business Women is a community of women entrepreneurs in Romania but they have various connections around the globe that help the members establish partnerships.

Turkey: Turkish Business Women Association

Poland: Women Entrepreneurs in Poland

Ukraine: Emerging Women Entrepreneurs Ukraine

Do you know any other organizations or communities for female entrepreneurs or professionals? Let us know in the comment section below.

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  • Felena Hanson

    Hera Hub (www.HeraHub.com) is both a network for female entrepreneurs but also a beautiful, spa-inspired workspace (coworking space) for women. We’re currently based in Southern California and in Washington, DC and now expanding internationally via a licensing model – http://www.HeraHubExpansion.com