Women's Professional Organizations

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American Association of University Women (AAUW)
1111 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
PHONE: 202.785.7700
FAX: 202.872.1425

AAUW is a national organization of 135,000 college graduates focusing on advocacy for equity and education for women and girls. 135,000 Members. 1800 Chapter and/or State affiliates. Education; Civil Rights; Employment; Reproductive Rights

American Bar Association
750 N Lakeshore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
PHONE: 312.988.5497

American Business Women's Association (ABWA)
9100 Ward Pkwy.
Kansas City, MO 64114-0728
Phone: 816.361.6621
E-mail: abwa@abwa.org
Call the ABWA’s national headquarters for local contacts

American Nurses Association (ANA)
600 Maryland Ave. SW, Suite 100 West
Washington, D.C. 20024
PHONE: 202.554.4444
FAX: 202.554.2262

The American Nurses Association is the full-service professional organization and union representing the nation's two million registered nurses through its 53 constituent associations. ANA advances the nursing professional by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by working with the United States Congress and regulatory agencies on issues affecting nurses and the public. 200,000 Members. 53 State Associations. Health Budget; Civil Rights; Employment; Retirement; Equity; Women in Politics; Nursing Profession

American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA)

401 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
PHONE: 312.664.6610, 800.AWSCPA.1
FAX: 312.527.6783
E-mail: admin@awscpa.org

The American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants is the devoted exclusively to the support and professional development of women CPAs. The society also addresses gender equity, the glass ceiling, work, and family issues. To accomplish its mission, AWSCPA offers in depth support in six important areas, including networking. AWSCPA’s Web site has information about meetings and conferences as well are current job opportunities. Some areas of the site are open to members only.

Association for Women in Communication

3337 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314
PHONE: 703.370.7436
FAX: 703.370.7437
E-MAIL: info@awc-hg.org

Offers a mentor program and an annual career day.

Association for Women in Computing

Suite 1006, 41 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA, 94104
PHONE: 415.905.4663
E-MAIL: info@awc-hg.org

Servers programmers, analysis, technical writers, and entrepreneurs. Contact the national headquarters for local information.

Association for Women in Development (AWID)

Suite 825, 1511 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
PHONE: 202.628.0440
E-MAIL: awid@awid.org

Serves women working on international-development issues.

Association of Women in International Trade (WIT)

PO Box 65962
Washington, DC 20035
PHONE: 202.785.9842

Monthly events with speakers, periodic seminars on trade topics, and a job bank.

Association for Women in Science

1522 K Street, N.W. Suite 820
Washington, D.C. 20005
PHONE: 202.408.0742

Association of Junior Leagues

660 First Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10016-3241
PHONE: 212.683.1515
FAX: 212.481.7196

The Association of Junior Leagues is a volunteer organization of women committed to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 277 Chapter and/or State Affiliates.

The Black Women Physicians Project
3300 Henry Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19129
PHONE: 215.842.7124

The Black Women Physicians Project began in 1986 to collect information and material by and about black women physicians in the US. The goal of the ongoing project is to collect, process and make available for research the papers of black women physicians and the records of organizations and associations of black women in health care.

Business and Professional Women \ USA (BPW\USA)
2012 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
PHONE: 202.293.1100
FAX: 202.861.0298

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW/USA) is the bi-partisan voice of working women. BPW/USA promotes full participation, equity, and economic self-sufficiency for women. The organization monitors federal legislation that affects working women and educates its members on how to become involved in public policy development -- at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as in their own workplace. BPW's Foundation collects, conducts, and analyzes research in issues affecting women in the workplace, and provides financial assistance for women to further their education. 100,000 Members. 3,000 Chapter and/or State affiliates. Employment (glass ceiling, sexual harassment, pay equity, family and medical leave), Retirement equity.


250 Park Ave
New York, NY 10003
PHONE: 212.777.8900

Catalyst is a national nonprofit organization that works with business to effect change for women -- through research, advisory services, and communication. Catalyst recognizes the valuable resource women represent and encourages the business community to develop this source of talent. With 30 years of research in the areas of women's upward mobility and work and family issues, Catalyst can offer its constituents unique services and programs.

Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)
15 Union Square
New York, N.Y. 10003
PHONE: 212.242.0700
FAX: 212.255.7230

A national organization of trade unionists, women and men representing more than sixty unions dedicated to furthering the role of women in the labor movement and the world of work. With more than 75 chapters nationwide. Works for quality childcare for working parents, pay equity, combating sexual harassment as well as increasing women's participation in their unions in the legislative and political arena and promotes affirmative action. A membership newsletter is published bi-monthly. 75 Chapter and/or State affiliates. Health; Civil Rights; Women in Unions; Employment

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)

1201 Wakarusa Dr., Ste. C3
Lawrence, KS 66049
PHONE: 785.832.1808

For women working in all facets of commercial real estate. Call the national headquarters for local contacts. FEDERALLY EMPLOYED WOMEN (FEW) 1400 Eye Street, N.W. Suite 425 Washington, D.C. 20005 PHONE: (202)898-0994 FAX:(202)898-0998 FEW is a non-profit, non-partisan, membership organization representing the over one million women employed by the Federal government throughout the world. Founded in 1968, FEW has actively worked to eliminate sex discrimination and enhance career potential for civilian and military women working in the Federal sector. On the national, state, and local levels, FEW actively lobbies on issues of interest to Federally employed women. 330 State and/or Affiliates. Education; Civil Rights; Employment; Sexual Harassment; Federal Employee Issues; Retirement Equity

Federally Employed Women (FEW)

Suite 425, 1400 I St., NW
Washington, DC 20005-2252
PHONE: 202.898.0994
EMAIL: Few@few.org

Serves women in all levels of the federal government, including the military. Also offers a mentor program and seminars on policy and legislative processes.

International Alliances for Women in Music (IAWM)

Department of Music George Washington University,
NW Washington, DC 20052
PHONE: 202.994.6338

Serves composers, conductors, performers, and music lovers. Provides venues for female artists to perform and helps promote their shows.

International Network of Women in Technology (WITI)

4641 Burnet Ave
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
PHONE: 818.990.1987

For more info, contact:
Carolyn Leighton Criterion Research, 818.990.1987, MCI ID: 439-6466

Dr. Carolyn Turbyfill, Sun Microsystems Inc. President Northern California Council
Carolyn.Turbyfill@Eng.sun.com, 415.336.1007

Kathleen Bernard, North Carolina Supercomputer Center President,
Washington, D.C. area Council, kcb@ncsc.org

WITI is a grass roots organization representing women working in, or interfacing with technology who prefer to define ourselves, individually, through our consciousness and actions. WITI is dedicated to improving the status of women in technology and helping women advance to the highest levels of responsibility possible. WITI's mission is to increase the number of women in key leadership positions in industry, government and academia through programs, services and expanded professional and business opportunities.

Membership fees are $75 for 2 years and $40 for full-time students and includes WITI Strategist Newsletter, Job Hotline, and Seminars and Educational Programs.

National Association of Female Executives (NAFE)

60 East 42nd St., Suite 2700
New York, NY 10165
PHONE: 212.351.6400
EMAIL: nafe@nafe.com

With some 250,000 members nationwide and abroad, the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) is the nation’s largest businesswomen’s association. NAFE provides resources and services through education, networking, and public advocacy to empower its members to achieve career success and financial security. NAFE’s Web site provides information about NAFE, its membership benefits and services, and NAFE networks around the country. It also includes articles and information about business and management, selected articles from NAFE’s Executive Female magazine, and links to business-related sites.

National Association for Women in Education

PHONE: 202.659.9330
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.
1806 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20009

PHONE: 202.483.4206

FAX: 202.462.7253

An association addressing the injustice in education; equal rights, poverty, and economic development. 1000 Members. 350 Chapter and/or State affiliates. Health; Education; Housing; Women in Politics

National Association of Women Business Owners

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 435 N
Washington, D.C. 20004