6 Places to Go for Female Entrepreneurs Wisdom

6 Amazing Resources for Female Entrepreneurs | Looking for places to connect with other savvy entrepreneurs and bloggers? This post is for you! Grab a coffee, get inspired, share stories, and learn strategies to start a business and make money from home. #entrepreneurship #startupAs a female entrepreneur, it can often feel like you’re on your own without any support — especially in industries that are dominated by men.

Fortunately, there are many online communities and networks you can join to connect with like-minded women in business and learn, collaborate and share.

We’ve compiled a list of the top six websites and resources for you right here. Read on to become empowered and inspired.

1) The Female Entrepreneur Association

The Female Entrepreneur Association is a great place to start if you’re a female entrepreneur looking for wisdom and support.

Founded in 2011 by Carrie Green, this international online hub for women in business is dedicated to inspiring and empowering female entrepreneurs through sharing advice and resources. It’s now one of the largest global communities for female entrepreneurs, with 650,000 women currently in their network across over 67 countries and over 500 industries.

The Female Entrepreneur Association has even won awards for its tireless work motivating and supporting thousands of business women across a variety of industries. Their weekly videos share tips and ideas for growing your business, giving plenty of help with everything from branding to productivity to finance. There’s a healthy dose of honesty in there too; blog posts don’t shy away from the difficulties of running your own business.

If you want to get additional access to educational online courses, valuable resource bundles, live Q&A sessions and more, you can also join the FEA Members’ Club for a monthly fee.

2) Women Who Startup

Women Who Start Up

Women Who Startup is a startup learning community for female entrepreneurs and innovators. It gives women in business a space to network, collaborate and learn from each other, as well as a platform to showcase and discuss their business ventures.

Becoming a member involves a yearly fee, but means you’ve got access to a supportive community of  industry experts and inspirational innovators.

For non-members, you can still gain access to insightful blog posts, a free newsletter, and the Women Who Startup Radio. Here you can listen to podcast episodes featuring interviews with female thought leaders and business founders.

Women Who Startup also holds regular “basecamp” events in Colorado and Arizona where they welcome a guest speaker to share her entrepreneurial story to inspire and educate aspiring female entrepreneurs.

Being successful in business by yourself is tough. More often than not, you need other people’s help or wisdom to thrive. This could be anything from a building a small but loyal community of customers around a niche product (like Lashstash’s Ashna did), to creating your own network of fellow female entrepreneurs and freelancers that help to support and guide in a particular industry.

Following a similar route, you can act as moderator and guide conversations on a site forum, as well as invite guests to open discussions and write blog posts.

3) The Middle Finger Project

The Middle Finger Project

If the tagline “for babes with balls” doesn’t draw you in, you may want to look away now.

The Middle Finger Project is a fiesty, feminist, alternative online resource for female entrepreneurs who want to do things differently.

Originally started by Ash Ambirge as a blog, this quirky site is now used internationally by female entrepreneurs with a sense of humor who are bored with the status quo. If you like your content sassy and strong, then come here for a regular dose of funny but informative blog posts.

The Middle Finger Project also includes online courses and workshops that cover everything from creative writing for the internet, to writing your own contract to learning how to boss sales calls.

Whether you’re starting up as a freelancer, buying an existing website to rebrand and elevate, or are planning to get profitable with your blog, The Middle Finger Project is an awesome place to start looking for good-humored inspiration.

4) The Boss Network

The BOSS Network is an awesome place to go for inspiration, motivation and to hang out with other female entrepreneurs.

“BOSS” stands for “Bringing Out Successful Sisters.” Their mission is to promote and encourage the professional growth of multicultural women in business — primarily African American female entrepreneurs and professionals.

Founded by Cameka Smith, The BOSS Network has grown into a supportive community where female entrepreneurs can network and build meaningful relationships, helping them to grow their success and independence.

They host networking events, seminars and regular workshops for their members (who you can join for a one-off fee). By signing up, you can also access useful resources and advice on their database, connect with successful women and promote your own business.

Non-members can still access the BOSS Blog, where you can read posts highlighting inspiring business women, discover tips and tricks, and learn all about BOSS Network’s regular events.

5) Lioness

Lionness

Lioness is a digital magazine that describes itself as “Kick-Ass News, Knowledge & Community For Female Entrepreneurs”.

Founder Natasha Zena realized that female entrepreneurs were totally lacking in resources and networks where they could learn more about launching and growing startups, and exchange business tips and best practices. All the business magazines at the time were marketed towards men and felt like they excluded women.

Thus, Lioness Magazine was born.

Since then, it’s gone from a small local publication to a global-reaching publication for female entrepreneurs. You can head here for helpful articles, advice and educational resources on a range of topics — from the ideation phase of your startup to scaling your business model. Whatever stage of your personal or professional life you’re at, Lioness has wisdom to share.

For a little bit extra, you can buy a subscription to the magazine that gives you access to ebooks, guides and podcasts.

6) SheWorx

SheWorx is a leading global platform for female leaders and entrepreneurs. If you want world class coaching and access to events and a 20,000-strong community of women, this is the place to go.

SheWorx empowers women to build and scale successful companies by putting the focus on a judgement-free environment. Women in business are encouraged to collaborate and support each other rather than see one another as competition.

This mentality is reflected in the platform’s core values, known as the “Triple A values”: Altruism, Ambition, and Action.

The global platform was founded by CEO Lisa Wang, previously a gold medal gymnast who turned her hand to elevate female entrepreneurs around the world. SheWorx creates amazing opportunities by hosting community and networking events, fundraising bootcamps, leadership coaching, and pitch and presentation training.

It’s not hard to see how, in just three short years, Wang has created a community of over 20,000 women. Pretty awesome.

Of course, there are many more out there, but these are six of the best places to go for like-minded female entrepreneur wisdom. Browse through each site’s content and find out which stories resonate best with you.

If a platform really feels like it is talking a lot of sense and is on the same wavelength as you and your brand, then why not join as a member? You’ll have the chance to learn, network and collaborate with other women in business and your success could skyrocket as a result.

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