The following is a partial list of political, women’s national and statewide organizations. Note: Filipina Women’s Network is not responsible for the content of linked third party sites and does not make any representation, warranty, or endorsement with respect to any content or material or the accuracy of any content or material on such third party websites.
- AsianWeek Foundation and its affiliate organizations
- Women’s Leadership in Asia: http://sites.asiasociety.org/womenleaders/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Rising-to-the-Top-Final-PDF.pdf
- Lao Family Community of Stockton, Inc.: www.laofamilyofstockton.org
- Laotian American National Alliance (LANA): www.LANA-usa.org
- Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center: www.apalrc.org
- TaiwaneseAmerican.org: www.taiwanesamerican.org • www.tafworld.org/blog
- Hmong Women’s Heritage Association: www.hmongwomenheritage.org
- OCA: www.ocanational.org
- Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP): www.leap.org
- Nhan Hoa Comprehensive Health Care Clinic: www.nhanhoa.org
- Center for Lao Studies: www.laostudies.org
- Asian American Bar Association of New York: www.aabany.org
- Shades of Yellow: www.shadesofyellow.org
- Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE): www.aacre.org
- Asian and Pacific Islanders’ California Action Network (APIsCAN): www.apiscan.org/
- Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus: http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/apilegcaucus/
- California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Institute: http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/apilegcaucus/policysummit.htm
- Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs (CAPIAA): www.capaa.wa.gov/
Scholarships, Fellowships & Grants
- Filipina Women’s Network Fellowship Program: https://www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/fellow/
- Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women Fellowship: www.friendscosw.org/fellow
- Scholarships for Women: www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/scholarships-for-women/
- Black Women Organized for Political Action: www.bwopa.org
BWOPA’s purpose is to activate, motivate, promote, support, and educate African-American women about the political process, encourage involvement, and to affirm our commitment to, and solving of, those problems affecting the African-American community.
- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: www.dccc.org
Committed to electing Democrats to the House of Representatives.
- Democratic National Committee: www.democrats.org
Plans the Party’s quadrennial presidential nominating convention.
- Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee www.dscc.org
Committed to electing Democrats to the United States Senate.
- EMILY’s List: www.emilyslist.org
The nation’s largest grassroots political network, raising campaign contributions for Democratic, pro-choice, female candidates running for the House, the Senate and governor.
- Hispanas Organized for Political Equity: www.latinas.org
A nonprofit, nonpartisan, organization committed to ensuring political and economic parity for Latinas through leadership, advocacy, and education.
- League of Women Voters of the United States: www.lwv.org
Encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government; works to increase understanding of major public policy issues.
- National Federation of Republican Women/ California Federation of Republican Women: www.nfrw.org
Provides an avenue of political involvement for women who share the Republican philosophy.
- National Foundation for Women Legislators: www.womenlegislators.org
Provides strategic resources for women to be effective legislators and to develop leadership skills.
- National Republican Congressional Committee: www.nrcc.org
Devoted to increasing the Republican majority in the U. S. House of Representatives.
- National Republican Senatorial Committee: www.nrsc.org
Ensures that Republican candidates are elected to the United States Senate.
- National Women’s Political Caucus: www.nwpc.org
Dedicated to training and supporting pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed office at all levels of government, regardless of party affiliation.
- Republican National Committee: www.rnc.org
The Republican National Committee plans the Party’s presidential nominating convention.
- WISH List: www.thewishlist.org
WISH is committed to identifying, training, supporting and electing Republican women to federal office.
- Woman’s National Democratic Club: www.democraticwoman.org
Provides a forum to further the participation of women in the political process.
- Women’s Campaign Fund: www.wcfonline.org
Provides women from all political parties with the resources they need to win political office.
- California School Boards Association: www.csba.org
The California School Boards Association is a collaborative group of virtually all of the state’s more than 1,000 school districts and county offices of education. It brings together school governing boards and their districts and county offices on behalf of California’s children.
- California State Association of Counties: csac.counties.org
The primary purpose of CSAC is to represent county government before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government.
- California Women’s Leadership Association: www.cwla.us
CWLA is a partisan organization committed to bring together influential women to effect positive change in our community and government through education as well as advocacy and to identify and assist women with opportunities for involvement in significant decision making opportunities and positions.
- California Women Lead (CEWAER): www.cewaer.org
As California’s largest nonpartisan association of women leaders, California Women Lead provides a positive environment for women involved in public policy to discuss issues and develop relationships across party lines.
- Commission on the Status of Women: www.women.ca.gov
The California Commission on the Status of Women is a nonpartisan state agency that works in a culturally inclusive manner to promote equality and justice for all women and girls by advocating on their behalf.
- Leadership California: http://www.leadershipcalifornia.org
The mission of Leadership California is to increase the representation and influence of diverse women leaders across the state and inspire them to act on their knowledge of issues and cutting-edge trends facing California, the nation and the world.
- eadership Texas: www.leadershiptexas.org
Leadership Texas provides leadership education programs that advance and improve the personal, economic and professional status of women leaders in Texas.
- League of California Cities: www.cacities.org
The League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities.
- Los Angeles African-American Women’s Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI): www.laaawppi.com
LAAAWPPI's mission is to increase the numbers of African-American women in leadership positions in the public policy,
civic and political arenas by providing professional development through educational programs, seminars, workshops
and personal networking strategies and opportunities.
- The Women’s Foundation of California: www.womensfoundca.org
Women’s Foundation of California trains and invests in women to become policy advocates and philanthropic leaders who strengthen the economic wellbeing of California’s women and their families.
National Women’s Organizations
- 9to5: National Association of Working Women: www.9to5.org
9to5 is a national organization dedicated to putting working women’s issues on the public agenda. 9to5’s constituents are low-wage women, women in traditionally female jobs, and those who’ve experienced any form of discrimination. Find out more about your job rights by contacting their Job Survival hotline at www.9to5.org/resources/helpline.
- Advertising Women of New York (AWNY): www.awny.org
AWNY’s mission is to provide a forum for personal and professional growth; to serve as a catalyst for the advancement of women in the communications field; and to promote and support philanthropic endeavors through the AWNY Foundation.
- American Association of University Women: www.aauw.org
Committed to making an impact on education and equity for all women and girls; to removing barriers and developing opportunities to enable women and girls to reach their full potential.
American Association of University Women (AAUW): www.aauw.org
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
American Business Women’s Association (ABWA): www.abwa.org
ABWA’s mission is to bring together businesswomen 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.
American Medical Women’s Association: www.amwa-doc.org
The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. They achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and by building strategic alliances.
American Society of Women Accountants: www.aswa.org
The mission of ASWA is to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession.
American Women In Radio & Television American Women in Radio & Television, Inc. (AWRT): www.awrt.org
AWRT is a non-profit, professional organization of women who work in the media and allied fields. Their mission is to advance the impact of women in the media and allied fields by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to their members, the industry, and the public.
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology: www.anitaborg.org
The Anita Borg Institute seeks to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, and increase the positive impact of technology on the world’s women.
The Association for Women in Communications: www.womcom.org
The Association for Women in Communications is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.
Association for Women in Mathematics: www.awm-math.org
The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
Association for Women in Science: www.awis.org
AWIS is a national advocacy organization championing the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. By breaking down barriers and creating opportunities, AWIS strives to ensure that women in these fields can achieve their full potential.
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU): www.aacu.org
The AACU is concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Their members are committed to extending the advantage of a liberal education to all students, regardless of their academic specialization or intended career.
- ASTIA: www.wtc-sf.org
Astia’s mission is to foster the full participation and leadership of women in entrepreneurship and as accelerators of high growth businesses.
Catalyst Catalyst: www.catalyst.org
Catalyst Catalyst works with businesses and the professions to build inclusive workplaces and expand opportunities for women and business. Catalyst seeks a world that supports and encourages every woman in her career aspirations and places no limits on where her skills and energy can take her.
- The Center for Asian Pacific American Women: www.apawomen.org
APA Women develops Asian Pacific women nationwide to achieve success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives, and to lead positive change in their workplace and communities.
Committee of 200: www.c200.org
The primary mission of C200 is to foster, celebrate and advance women’s leadership in business. Through targeted outreach and support to future leaders, C200 also helps to ensure that women will continue to take evermore significant and visible leadership roles.
- Conference Board: www.conference-board.org
The Conference Board operates as a global independent membership organization working in the public interest. It publishes information and analysis, makes economics-based forecasts and assesses trends, and facilitates learning by creating dynamic communities of interest that bring together senior executives from around the world.
- Dress for Success: www.dressforsuccess.org
Dress for Success is an international, nonprofit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and personal support in helping women not only find jobs but also thrive in the workforce. Each year they reach more than 40,000 women in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the Netherlands.
- Families and Work Institute (FWI): www.familiesandwork.org
Families and Work Institute (FWI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies the changing workforce, family and community. As a preeminent think-tank, FWI is known for being ahead of the curve, identifying emerging issues, and then conducting rigorous research that often challenges common wisdom, provides insight and leads to change.
- Financial Women’s Association: www.fwa.org
The Financial Women’s Association brings together high achieving professionals from every sector of the financial world. They are dedicated to developing future leaders, enhancing the role of women in finance, and investing in the community.
- Foundation for Women’s Resources: http://www.womensresources.org
Emerging and established women leaders work together toward a common goal through the Foundation for Women’s Resources – to advance the personal, economic and professional status of women. This organization is headquartered in Dallas at the Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future.
Girls Incorporated: www.girlsinc.org
Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas.
International Women’s Forum: www.iwforum.org/
The International Women’s Forum is advancing women’s leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world’s most preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement. Through this global organization, IWF members come together across national and international boundaries to share knowledge and ideas, to enrich each other’s lives, to provide a network of support and to exert influence.
- International Women’s Democracy Center: www.iwdc.org
Goals are to strengthen women’s global leadership through training, education, networking, and research with a focus on increasing women’s participation in politics, policy, and decision-making within their own governments.
- Leadership America: www.leadershipamerica.com
Ideal for the established woman leader whose responsibilities are national in focus.
- Make it in Scrubs: www.makeitinscrubs.com
The health care industry in California is a rapidly growing field that needs workers in all professions now. Learn about opportunities in the profession.
- National Association for Female Executives (NAFE): www.nafe.com
NAFE has a rich history of providing education, networking, and public advocacy to empower its members to achieve career success and financial security. Members are women executives, business owners, entrepreneurs and others who are committed to NAFE’s mission: the advancement of women in the workplace.
- The National Council on Women’s Health, Inc. (NCWH): www.ncwh.org
The National Council on Women’s Health, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer partnership of professionals dedicated to educating girls and women about informed health-care choices.
- National Latina Business Women Association: www.nlbwa.com
Founded in 2003, the NLBWA exists to promote, develop and support the growth of Latina business owners and professionals. They are working to increase representation, networking and mentoring opportunities for Latinas in the business world.
- National Women’s Business Council: www.nwbc.gov
The National Women’s Business Council is a bipartisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the president, Congress and the U. S. Small Business Administration on vital economic issues to women business owners.
- National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO): www.nawbo.org
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by: strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community, creating innovative and effective change in the business culture, building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations, transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers.
- National Organization for Women: www.now.org
Takes action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society.
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE): http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org
SWE is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders.
- White House Project: www.thewhitehouseproject.org
Promotes the election of a woman to the presidency of the USA.
- Women In Government: www.womeningovernment.org
Provides a neutral platform for bringing women policymakers together to share information and seek solutions to timely issues before federal, state and local governments.
- The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC): www.wbdc.org
The WBDC is the oldest, largest, most comprehensive, and successful women’s business assistance center in the United States. They deliver business services and financial assistance to empower women towards entrepreneurship and economic self-sufficiency.
- Women’s Council of Realtors: www.wcr.org
The Women’s Council of Realtors is a network of successful realtors empowering women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders.
- Women For Hire: www.womenforhire.com
Founded in 1999 as the first and only company devoted to a comprehensive array of recruitment services for women, Women For Hire offers signature career expos, inspiring speeches and seminars, a popular career-focused magazine and customized marketing programs.
- Women Grocers of America Women Grocers of America (WGA): www.nationalgrocers.org/WGA/WGA.html
WGA serves as an information and advisory arm to the National Grocers Association. Membership in WGA is open to any woman affiliated with a retail, wholesale, manufacturing/ service supplier company or state/local association that maintains membership in the National Grocers Association.
- Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT): www.wict.org
WICT develops women leaders who transform the telecommunications industry. As the oldest and largest organization serving women professionals in this field, WICT is at the forefront of an industry undergoing constant change.
- Women in Government Relations (WGR): www.wgr.org
WGR is committed to the advancement and empowerment of women at all career levels of government relations. By offering leadership opportunities, mentoring, partnerships, networking and educational programming, WGR cultivates its members’ personal and professional growth.
- Women in Technology International (WITI): www.witi.com
WITI’s mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.
- The Women’s Sports Foundation: www.womenssportsfoundation.org
Founded in 1974 by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring all girls access to sports.
We’ve compiled this list to help you network with corporate women and share strategies. From time to time, we may update this list. If you’d like to add your organization, contact us at: email@example.com
ARNOLD & PORTER LLP.
BURGER KING CORPORATION
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY
DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION
ERNST & YOUNG
H. J. HEINZ
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
NEW YORK LIFE
SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
THE CLOROX COMPANY
THE HERSHEY COMPANY
THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES
- 3M Women’s Leadership Network: www.3m.com
Dawn L. McGinley, Global Leader and Strategist 3M Women’s Leadership Network 3M Center Building 223-1S-23 Saint Paul, MN 55144 Phone: 651-733-5500
3M’s Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) is a new global effort attract and develop leaders at every level of organization to accelerate the inclusion and advancement of women worldwide, and to reflect our customers and markets and grow our business.
The WLF is led by a full-time dedicated 3M leader, and encompasses a multitude of grass roots volunteer teams in 3M locations everywhere. Local and global efforts involve men and women to help overcome the traditional barriers women have struggled against. The work of the WLF is integral to the achievement of 3M’s diversity and inclusion goals.'
- Accenture Global Women’s Initiative: https://www.accenture.com/ca-en/company-womens-programs-initiatives
Accenture strives to attract and retain the best people and provide an environment where they can all develop professionally and build a rewarding career.
We build and maintain a global workforce mirroring that of our clients’-employing a diverse group of people from different backgrounds, with a vast range of skills and experience, yet all connected by a common sense of culture.
Cultivating a diverse workforce is smart business sense. We promote an inclusive work environment for all our employees. We value the uniqueness of each individual and rely on these differences to drive our innovation, growth and performance among our client base.
With support from leadership all over the world, the Global Women’s Initiative offers programs such as mentoring and networking opportunities to ensure that women continue to succeed in our company.
- Aetna Women’s Resource Group: https://www.aetna.com/about-us/diversity-inclusion.html
The Aetna Women’s Resource Group supports Aetna’s values and diversity initiatives and programs by facilitating professional and personal development and advancement opportunities. Goals/Objectives: Strengthen the existing network, capitalizing on our collective experiences, to expand opportunities to allow more women to participate and contribute. Offer structured learning and training opportunities. Partner with business areas to provide exposure and participation in business initiatives and/or projects that enhance individual performance and/or leadership competencies. Offer a channel for networking and making contacts for women at all levels of the organization.
- Diversity at Arnold & Porter (WLAP): http://www.arnoldporter.com/en/about/diversity
Contact: Judy Bernstein-Gaeta Women Lawyers at A&P (WLAP) Committee Chair 555 12th Street, NW Washington, DC 20004 Phone: 202-942-5497
Diversity is a core value at Arnold & Porter. Arnold & Porter seeks, through its diversity policy, to promote the treatment of every person with dignity and respect, value the contribution that each person makes as an individual, enable our colleagues to be comfortable being themselves, and encourage every person to realize his or her potential. The firm believes that each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal opportunity.
Diversity is an inclusive concept and encompasses many different aspects, including but not limited to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship status, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.
We aim to have a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone. We have been recognized for our leadership, but we always strive to do better and are committed to offering ongoing programs to attract and retain a diverse population at the firm. These efforts include:
- Affinity groups that foster community, provide training and mentoring, and promote career advancement;
- Strong recruitment efforts aimed at attracting diverse talent;
- Pro bono cases that reflect our commitment to equality and fairness; and
- A record of support for and connection with numerous organizations that promote diversity.
Women of AT&T
Women of AT&T are organized to inspire members to achieve their personal and professional goals and to effect change in the community. Women of AT&T provide an avenue for women to develop and demonstrate their leadership abilities; ensure growth, advancement and success through education, mentoring, and networking; promote awareness of AT&T in the community through active involvement in community-related activities; foster an environment that recognizes the value of women’s contributions; and add value to AT&T by acting as ambassadors in local communities.
BASF Corporation Women in Business(WIB)
Contact: Denise kingstrom Fernandez BASF Corporation 26701 Telegraph Rd. Southfield, MI 48034 Phone: 248-304-5707 Fax: 248-304-5879
The mission of the Women in Business employee group is to assist BASF Corporation in implementing programs that attract, retain, develop and promote women employees in response to the changing workplace demographics. These programs will also address the challenges of the changing business, family, and social environments in support of BASF Group’s Vision 2015.
WOLF (Best Buy’s Women’s Leadership Forum)
Contact: Liz Haesler, Vice President of Appliances 1845 Satellite Blvd, Suite 400 Duluth, GA 30097
WOLF is a vast network of thousands of customers and employees who work with individuals, brands, partners, stores and communities to help Best Buy build strong women leaders, focus on driving female market share and advancing women’s leadership. Since it’s inception in 2004, WOLF has grown into a sizeable network of over 10,000 Best Buy customer and employees. The work of WOLF focuses on creating opportunities and structure for our people, especially our female employees, to maximize their leadership development, encouraging and scaling smart ideas to support the business, and engaging with our female customers to deliver a better experience in our stores.
Women’s Leadership Forum
Mission: To develop the potential of emerging leaders at Burger King Corporation with a primary focus on women, by creating opportunities to learn, lead and network within the organization and the community, thereby furthering the objectives of the Go Forward Plan
Campbell Soup Company
Women of Campbell
Contact: Judy Freedman Group Director, Public Affairs One Campbell Place Camden, NY 08103-1799 Phone: 856-342-3892
Campbell Soup Company is committed to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in the workplace. The Women of Campbell mission is to foster improved communications, professional development, and mentoring to help our women leaders achieve and demonstrate their full potential. Successfully doing this will allow the company to more fully capitalize on the talents and contributions of its women employees. When we make the environment at Campbell better for women, we make it better for everyone.
Corning Professional Women’s Forum
The mission of the Corning Professional Women’s Forum is to add value to Corning Inc. and champion an environment in which women achieve their full potential.
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Initiative for the Retention & Advancement of Women
Deloitte & Touche is committed to the business imperative of retaining and advancing women in the firm. In our competitive global marketplace, the advancement of women into leadership positions is both the right thing to do and the smart thing to do. Our award-winning Initiative for the Retention and Advancement of Women has led to organization-wide culture change, reduced turnover, greater client loyalty, and new business wins.
Dow Corning Corporation Women’s Network
Contact: Tracy Larson Dow Corning Corporation 2200 W. Salzburg Rd. Midland, MI 48686-0994 Phone: 989-496-1557
The Women’s Network assists in creating a culture which maximizes the contributions of all employees and capitalizes on our diversity, thereby creating a competitive advantage.
Du Pont Women Networks
Contact: Terry Yancey-Bragg Global Human Resources Manager Phone: 302-999-5430
Our mission is to foster the development of women at Du Pont and to provide support and communications.
Duke Energy Corporation
Business Women’s Network (BWN)
The purpose of the Business Women’s Network (BWN) is to support Duke Energy’s commitment to women’s leadership development, provide employees an opportunity to engage in conversations with senior leaders concerning the leadership skills specific to women’s shared experiences and professional development needs and enable employees to acquire and develop those skills.
Ernst & Young
Office for Gender Equity Strategy and Office for Flexibility
In Ernst & Young’s new firm strategy, people come first-the Firm’s leadership believes that the satisfaction of its people is key to the satisfaction of its clients. The National Office for Retention works to create a more supportive environment for women and to improve work/life integration for all Ernst & Young people. Reporting directly to the chairman, the eight-member team has created nationally recognized mentoring and networking programs for women, as well as initiatives to help work teams and individuals integrate personal and professional needs.
GE Women’s Network
Contact: Janice Ferguson Manager, Women’s Network Website: www.ge.com
General Electric’s goal is to foster professional women’s development through tools and cultural change enabling retention and growth.
General Mills Women’s Forum
Contact: Kjirsten Mickesh Director, Workforce Diversity General Mills Phone: 763-764-8460
The mission of the General Mills Women’s Forum is to create networking opportunities for General Mills senior level women; to facilitate the development of women professionals for greater career mobility; to promote leadership, education, and excellence; to educate and to share information on gender issues.
Global Leadership and Diversity
Contact: 85 Broad Street New York, NY 10004 Phone: 212.902.1000
To manage diversity well, Goldman Sachs must manage people well. They realize that successful formal processes have a particularly positive influence on women, historically underrepresented groups and non-U. S. nationals.
The Office of Global Leadership and Diversity reinforces our culture of meritocracy by advancing leadership and management skills, and integrating diversity considerations into their key business and people processes, such as recruiting, training, career development and other retention strategies.
Goldman Sachs leverages four catalysts to affect change: Leadership Commitment Education & Training Communication & Involvement Measurement & Accountability
H. J Heinz
GOAL for Women
The mission of the Heinz Global Orgnization for the Advancement of Leasdership for Women (GOAL for Women) is to leverage the stategic objectives of H. J Heinz by attracting, developing, retaining, and advancing all women employees through the oraganization.
We believe this is imporant because it demonstrates Heinz’s commitment to a diverse workforce, provides opportunities for greater considmer insights of Heinz’s key consumers -women, enhances effors to recruit, promote and retain top female talent and to develop leadership competencies in Heinz women, serves as a catalyst to address a broader spectrum of work/life issues affecting all employees, will have a positive impact on Heinz’s leadership styles and culture, will promote Heinz as a role model in the community and in the workforce, fosters the ability of Heinz to capitalize on the talents and contributions of its women employees and provides an interactive member support network of the women of Heinz (and beyond).
Diversity and Leadership Initiative
Contact: Heather Howell Global Program Owner, Women’s Initiatives
IBM’s goal is to be the premier global employer of women. We focus on increasing our recruiting efforts among women; nurturing their careers once they’re hired; and multiplying the number of women in our executive ranks. Highlights of our innovative global strategy for the advancement of women, which includes a unique focus on women in technology and multicultural women, are:
Employee network groups dedicated to women around the world. Women’s leadership programs and symposiums to develop high potential women. Mentoring programs to encourage women in their pursuit of degrees in engineering and science. Giving employees access to childcare centers and eldercare resources and referrals around the world. Offering a number of flexible options in terms of work schedules that are open to women and men alike.
We believe our commitment and leadership are making a difference for women in business -- and not just in our business. We’re working in partnership with the Egyptian National Council for Women to help women develop skills vital to their success in the workplace. And we’ve launched a nonprofit organization called the Japan Women Innovative Network devoted to enhancing the presence of women in managerial positions in Japan.
Intuit Women’s Network
Contact: Joanne Jacobs Phone: 650-944-3808
Voluntary network driven by member commitment and company support and committed to helping women achieve their professional and personal aspirations.
Personal and Professional Development: Access to IWN hosted workshops and events, industry speakers, and relevant articles and information Formal and informal networking and mentoring opportunities, including IWN sponsored networking events Leadership experiences through IWN leadership role and/or drive various IWN activities and initiatives Voice of Women: Capture the voice of women in the company to influence IWN activities and raise awareness of women’s issues, concerns and trends
Johnson & Johnson
Women’s Leadership Initiative
The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is an employee affinity group that supports the Johnson & Johnson leadership development initiative with strategies and actions focused not only on increasing the number of women, but on removing challenges and developing leadership competencies. Now in its 13th year, the WLI at the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, represents one of the Corporation’s largest and oldest affinity groups. Today, the WLI has a chapter or activities in virtually all of the more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies across the globe. The WLI is committed to the development, advancement and retention of women leaders with a vision to “Maximize the power of women to drive global competitive advantage.” The Initiative continues today to be driven by women leaders and is supported by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer William C. Weldon and the Johnson & Johnson Executive Committee.
Women of Kellogg
Women of Kellogg (WOK) is a community of employees dedicated to the personal and professional learning, growth, and development of the women of the Kellogg Company. We come together to foster mutual learning, camaraderie, and friendship in the sincere belief that as we grow people, we grow the company. Our purpose is to:
Provide a forum in which members may better understand the influence the work climate in which success is achieved at the Kellogg Company Create dialogue and awareness of where gender-related roles, perceptions, and realities impact individual opportunities for success at the Kellogg Company Create an environment of frankness and candor in which members may discuss issues, practice new roles, and seek feedback and coaching without penalty Open dialogue in the company about the impact of gender, race, sexual orientation, work/life balance, disabilities, and other differences on business strategies Challenge ourselves to develop solutions and suggestions that advance and benefit the company, while supporting the Kellogg business strategy
Contact: Kathy Hannan Partner Tax KPMG LLP Phone: 312-665-5312
At KPMG, our commitment to diversity and recognition of the value that women and their perspectives bring to our firm is a logical extension of our core values, business imperatives, and community outreach. We develop and nurture women leaders through an inclusion culture that promotes and measures women’s success. We are proud to advance and retain women through mentoring, networking, manager training, work-style diversity education, and gender reviews of partner promotion and project teams. Since the formation of KPMG’s Women’s Advisory Board in 2003, which is charged with advancing the personal and professional goals of women at the firm, and subsequently the creation and expansion of KPMG’s Network of Women (KNOW), the firm has seen tremendous progress and numerous accomplishments as it relates to the retention and advancement of women.
Women in Lenovo Leadership (WILL)
WILL was launched in 2007 on International Women’s Day with the purpose of addressing key priorities that would support a woman’s growth and contribution to the company.
WILL focuses on key events and process improvements to address visibility and awareness, such as: Participation at global women’s venues; e. g., Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society Establishing partnerships with world-class organizations; e. g., WITI, Center for Creative Leadership; Working Mothers Media Sponsoring key events; e. g., Panel discussions; Community Activities; Networking events Since its implementation, WILL has initiated process improvements to ensure support including: Strengthening recruiting efforts Succession and development planning Local WILL events
The Women’s Global Constituency Group
The Women’s Global Constituency Group is focused on enhancing business and talent management outcomes consistent with our business strategy and agreed upon aspirations for a high performing culture by: Maximizing innovation and business results through global, internal benchmarking Supporting women to contribute globally Enhancing our understanding of and relationships with key external stakeholders Growing our leadership bench strength
Women@Microsoft is the global employee diversity group that seeks to enhance Microsoft’s success by promoting an environment that attracts, develops, and keeps talented female employees. It consists of chapters at the corporate headquarters in Redmond, as well as over 20 locations around the world, representing thousands of women.
The group’s main function is to present opportunities for growth, development and community--it also serves as an advocacy body. It’s run by a volunteer board, providing leadership opportunities to women across the company, the board works together with corporate diversity and company executive sponsorship.
The organization’s most visible work is sponsorship of the Women’s Professional Development Series which includes a bi-annual Women’s Leadership and Development conference for over 4500 employees, semi-annual global webcasts, quarterly networking events and a monthly speaker series. These activities are in addition to great outreach work with local offices and highschool girls, and offline and online activies for employees at a number of regional offices.
New York Life
New York Life Women’s Markets
As one of the country’s largest insurance companies, New York Life recognizes the significant role women play in both corporate and social America. While the company has a rich history of supporting women-New York Life hired female agents before many other insurance companies agreed to insure them. In 1997 the firm decided to formalize its commitment to serving the women’s market by creating the Women’s Initiative.
The overarching goal of this initiative is to better serve the women’s market. By understanding the needs of female consumers and attracting more female agents and managers, New York Life can help women achieve their financial objectives more effectively. New York Life examines how women spend and invest, and has created programs for women professionals in communities nationwide to assist them with skills training and networking.
PepsiCo Women’s Initiative Network Contact: Beverly Tarulli Vice President 700 Anderson Hill Road Purchase, NY 10577 Phone: 914.253.2509
Women across PepsiCo have come together in employee-created Women’s Initiative (WIN) groups to inspire, connect and empower women. Led by a PepsiCo executive sponsor, the network enhances the work environment for women and all employees. Its mission is to build a community of support for PepsiCo women to contribute and grow in their careers -- while enabling them to achieve personal fulfillment through work-life balance.
PepsiCo Women of Color Multicultural Alliance Rachel Cheeksgivan Sr. Manager Global Diversity and Inclusion 700 Anderson Hill Road Purchase, NY 10577 Phone: 914.253.3025
This network serves as a strategic support and resource group, focusing on attracting retaining and developing women of color in the middle and senior management ranks at PepsiCo, led by a PepsiCo executive sponsor. The network has four priorities: enlisting support and awareness; building a sense of community; educating and developing; and increasing representation and improving retention. The program builds authentic relationships and advancement opportunities for women of color through facilitated dialogues with immediate and skip-level managers; a national leadership development conference; and regional networking events.
Pfizer Global Women’s Initiative
In 2006, Pfizer Worldwide Diversity and Inclusion office launched the company’s first Global Women’s Initiative. Pfizer women’s initiative has actively engaged over 700 women globally, through the development of regional conferences and steering committees comprised of senior women in leadership in Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, and North America. The overall mission of Pfizer’s Global Women’s initiative is to increase the number of senior women business leaders through recruitment, advancement, engagement, and retention, while working to eliminate potential barriers to advancement.
Contact: Jennifer Allyn Director, Center for an Inclusive Workplace PricewaterhouseCoopers Phone: 646-471-2715 Fax: 813-741-4827
PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwcglobal.com) is the world’s leading professional services organization. Drawing on the knowledge and skills of more than 120,000 people in 150 countries, we help our clients solve complex business problems and measurably enhance their ability to build value, manage risk and improve performance in an Internet-enabled world.
Sears Holdings Corporation
Women in Leadership Development
Contact: Kris Shellum-Allenson Chair undefined Women in Leadership Development 3333 Beverly Road Hoffman Estates, IL, 60179 Phone: 847-286-5037
The vision of the Women in Leadership Development (WiLD) is to bring meaningful input to the Sears Holdings Corporation by channeling the unique attributes and perspectives of all Sears Holdings Corporation women. As associates, our voices and insights have the ability to add commercial value to selecting and marketing of product. WiLD can act as a resource for recruiting, retaining, mentoring, developing, and advancing associates through network leadership opportunities.
Women’s Networking Group (WNET)
Contact: Collette Fung Chair of WNET One State Farm Plaza Bloomington, IL 61710 Phone: 309 766 2311
Our mission is to support women as leaders at State Farm. By engaging diverse skills and experiences of women associates, we assist our organization in the development and retention of talented women in both formal and informal leadership positions. Diverse leadership supports State Farm’s vision.
Our Focus Provide education on leadership Support Enterprise Initiatives that focus on women’s issues Allow for networking opportunities Actively support women in our local community Provide opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills
Women’s Initiative Network for Texas Instruments (WIN for TI)
Contact: Terry Howard Director, Diversity & Inclusion Texas Instruments P. O. Box 660199, MS8683 Dallas, TX 75266
TI women’s Initiatives strive to create an environment in which women fully participate and thrive in all areas of TI business, benefiting both women and the company. TI has been listed on Working Mother Magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” for 13 years and on FORTUNE Magazine’s list of “Best Companies to Work For” for 10 years.
The Clorox Company
SHOW (Support, Heart & Opportunity for Women)
Contact: CC Ciafone Chief of Staff, SHOW 1221 Broadway Oakland, CA 95612 Phone: 510-271-7627
SHOW, the women’s employee group at The Clorox Company, focuses on supporting the women of Clorox in three ways:
Support: Supporting women’s issues both in the workplace and at home through candid open dialogue Heart: Reaching out and supporting women and girls of all ages within our communities through partnerships with Girls Inc., Women’s Initiative, A Safe Place, and others Opportunity: Helping recruit, promote and retain talented Clorox women through shared professional experiences, mentoring and skill development
The Hershey Company
The Women’s Leadership Forum
Contact: Diane Crawford Diversity & Inclusion Manager The Hershey Company 100 Crystal A Drive Hershey, PA 17033 Phone: 717-508-3886
The mission of the Women’s Leadership Forum is to encourage, support and advocate for the women of Hershey’s. Established in 2004 as a forum for women across all business units to come together to share best practices, network for development and improve retention, the forum focuses on:
Developing satisfying professional lives for the women of The Hershey Company Building networks with women both inside and outside the company Providing insights into targeted markets in support of The Hershey Company’s business strategies
The McGraw-Hill Company
Contact: Rosemarie Lanard VP, Standard & Poor’s/McGraw-Hill Financial 55 Water Street New York, NY 10041 212-438-6719
The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Women’s Initiatives for Networking and Success (WINS) is a corporate-wide initiative that fosters the professional and personal growth of women at The McGraw-Hill Companies through global events and regional networks. Women at all levels, at any stage of their careers, are welcome and encouraged to get involved.
WINS is committed to creating a culture that inspires women to develop their leadership abilities, seize growth opportunities, and increase their knowledge of The McGraw-Hill Companies for organizational and personal success, driven by our global commitment to serving and celebrating the community of women.
WINS supports The McGraw-Hill Companies’ women globally by: Providing a network to encourage women to share experiences across The McGraw-Hill Companies Partnering to create a mentoring culture Developing new business ideas Connecting with our communities Providing the strongest pipeline of diverse talent for top jobs Supporting The McGraw-Hill Companies in attracting, developing and retaining diverse, high-quality talent
Contact: Norma R. Henry IT Chief Diversity Officer 22001 Loudoun County Parkway Ashburn, VA 20147 Phone: 703-886-7216
The Verizon Business Information Technology organization is committed to diversity in the workplace. To continue to effectively support the company, The IT organization must reflect the diversity of the company’s customers and the communities where Verizon Business does business. IT has assembled a group of qualified individuals to help shepherd diversity in the workplace. The primary goal of the council is to continue to develop and enrich a culture at Verizon Business that promotes acceptance of all employees regardless of culture, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or physical appearance.
The Women’s Alliance (TW)
Contact: Christine Stewart Business Process Design Manager Xerox Corporation 100 Clinton Ave S. Rochester, NY 14644 (585) 423-5312
TWA is a catalyst to advance the personal and professional development of women at Xerox, enabling each woman to attain her goals.