The following is a list of helpful organizations that offer further information and resources in various sectors
Tools and organizations that promote and advance women’s political leadership
Barbara Lee Foundation
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation produces research-backed, pragmatic guides for women on both sides of the aisle that enable candidates to maximize strategic advantages and clear hurdles on their way to public office.
CAWP offers a Political and Leadership Resource Map to find resources across the country for women interested in running for office, working on political campaigns, or holding appointive office.
Democracy in Color
Democracy in Color is an organization dedicated to empowering the New American Majority—multiracial, multicultural, and progressive—through media, public conversations, research and analysis on race and politics.
Emerge is the premier training program for Democratic women. We inspire women to run, we hone their skills to win.
A political action committee that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office.
ReflectUS brings together 8 of the leading women’s political organizations: Empowered Women, Higher Heights, IGNITE, LatinasRepresent, RepresentWomen, She Should Run, VoteRunLead and Women Influencers Network to fast-track gender equality across all political offices – from commissioners to courtrooms, to municipal offices and state capitals to Washington, D.C.
RightNOW is a national grassroots network to engage and connect women in center-right politics through professional development, educational forums and political workshops.
Representation20/20 advocates for institutional and electoral reforms to level the playing field for women candidates, enabling them to run, win, serve, and lead effectively.
LatinasRepresent is dedicated to calling out the lack of elected Latina leaders and changing the political landscape to reflect all Americans.
IGNITE is building a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders.
Higher Heights seeks to harness Black women’s political power and leadership potential.
We inspire, educate and give voice to a bold new generation of American women–the leaders of today and tomorrow. Live your best life #empowered
Run for Something
Run for Something helps recruit and support millennials running for down-ballot office.
Giving young women the Running Start they need to achieve political power through education and inspiration.
The WPSP program at the Wilson Center empowers the next generation of women around the world and mobilizes them on issues of critical importance in public service.
The WCS mission is to increase the number and influence of women in elected and appointed office in the United States and around the globe.
VoteRunLead supports the aspirations of women who want to transform our country and democracy through their participation as leaders.
She Should Run
She Should Run provides women with the encouragement and resources they need to run for office.
Tools and organizations that promote and advance women’s business leadership
Athena Center for Leadership Studies
Dedicated to the advancement of inspired and courageous women leaders around the world and offering a variety of ground-breaking programs.
A global nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate and advance women into leadership—because progress for women is progress for everyone.
A nonprofit organization and online community dedicated to helping all women achieve their ambitions.
A network for millennials in the workplace, providing young professionals with resources to help them navigate and advance their careers.
The OWLC offers an interdisciplinary leadership curriculum to support personal and professional development for aspiring and established leaders who are looking to make a change, give back, and impact the world.
Take the Lead
An organization that aims to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025.
Tools and organizations that promote and advance women’s media representation
A global day of film screenings, discussions, and a global Q&A around how to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society.
Annenberg Inclusion Initiative is the leading think tank in the world studying diversity and inclusion in entertainment through original research and sponsored projects.
Geena Davis Institute
A research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve, gender balance, reduce stereotyping and create diverse female characters in entertainment.
Gender Watch 2018
Gender Watch 2018 is a nonpartisan project of the Center for American Women and Politics and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation to track, analyze, and illuminate gender dynamics in election 2018.
The Representation Project
Using film and media as catalysts for cultural transformation, The Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes
The Women's Media Center
Making women visible and powerful in the media, the WMC works with the media to ensure that women’s stories are told and women’s voices are heard.
Support a variety of causes and increase your activism through giving and investing
Bolder Giving inspires and supports people to give at their full lifetime potential.
Catalyst at Large
Catalyst at Large provides consultancy, speaking and facilitation in the arena of gender lens investing.
Center for High Impact Philanthropy
CHIP is a multidisciplinary, nonprofit center. If you’re looking for independent guidance on how to achieve the greatest social impact, we can help.
Council on Foundations
Council on Foundations’ mission is to provide the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance, and sustain their ability to advance the common good.
Criterion Institute’s mission is to broaden what matters in our economic decisions by expanding who has power and influence in the work of reinventing the economy.
Invest like a women. Because money is power.
Exponent Philanthropy is the country’s largest association of funders and the only one dedicated to serving foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors.
Advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world.
Donors connecting with other donors for education, community building, and peer support.
Global Philanthropy Forum
A peer-learning network of philanthropists and social investors committed to advancing international causes.
At Imagine Philanthropy we partner with you to first imagine and then fully manifest the initiatives you dream of creating.
Nia Impact Capital
Nia Impact Capital invests with purpose. We design portfolios where financial returns and social impact work hand-in-hand.
Rockflower connects needs with means by aggregating investment and funding long term, high impact, locally led solutions for women and girls.
SheEO is a radically redesigned ecosystem that supports, finances, and celebrates female innovators.
Social Capital Markets (SOCAP)
SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is in the vanguard of the emerging global impact economy — convening ideas and capital to catalyze world change.
True Wealth Ventures
True Wealth Ventures invests in smart female entrepreneurs, from consumer health innovators to sustainable product pioneers.
Women Donors Network
Advancing a just, equitable, and sustainable world by leveraging the wealth, power, and community of progressive women donors.
Women's Funding Network
The Women’s Funding Network is an association of over 100 foundations investing in women’s equality.
Women Moving Millions
A non-profit whose mission is to catalyze unprecedented resources for the advancement of women and girls and support their members’ philanthropic leadership development.
Women's Philanthropy Institute
Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) increases understanding of women’s philanthropy through rigorous research and education.
Tools and organizations that advance leadership for young women and girls
Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
Founded by artist Amy Poehler and producer Meredith Walker, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves.
Sadie Nash Leadership Project
Promoting leadership and activism among young women, the program is designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their lives and in the world.
Equipping girls with the skills to exercise the power of their voice.
The Eleanor Roosevelt Center offers Girls Leadership Worldwide, a transformational program that empowers high-school girls to make a difference in their own lives, communities, and the world.
Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute
EFLI brings young people together to explore their passions; learn from pioneers of industry, the arts and beyond; and discover their unique leadership style.
Tools and organizations that promote and advance civic engagement
18by.vote is a non-partisan youth-led organization that aims to help 16-, 17-, and 18-year-olds understand how to vote, when to vote, and why to vote. This generation is the largest, most diverse in U.S. history; when we vote, we count.
An online encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Their goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information.
A non-partisan, non-profit organization that seeks to make democracy fair, functional, and more representative.
A thriving online community (and non-profit organization) fostering awareness, education and activism for people all across the world.
Off the Sidelines
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s call to action to encourage every woman and girl to make their voice heard on the issues they care about.
Rock the Vote
Building political power and making voting easier for young adults by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections.
The United State of Women
A new initiative from the United State of Women to galvanize women locally by equipping women with resources and training to effectively fight for gender equality.
Learn how to get in touch with your federal, state, and local elected leaders.
A resource from League of Women Voters, enter your address to find your polling place, build your ballot with their online voters’ guide and more.
A nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization launched by Michelle Obama that aims to raise voter participation rates during the election this November.
Striving to level the playing field throughout the world of sports
Alliance of Women Coaches
The AWC is dedicated to providing support, resources, and events/programs that address the needs and interests of its female coaches from every sport in every level of competition. The Alliance of Women Coaches serves its members by their Title IX/advocacy work, providing research on the status of gender equality in coaching and sports, giving job search resources, raising funds to support awareness and promotion of gender equity in coaching, as well as giving coaches a platform to spread their concerns.
The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)
ATIXA is a professional association for school and college Title IX coordinators and administrators who are interested in serving their districts and campuses more effectively. ATIXA does so by bringing campus and district Title IX coordinators and administrators into professional collaboration to explore best practices, share resources, and advance the worthy goal of gender equity in education.
The Association of Women is Sports Media
This association is meant to serve as a watchdog in the advocacy for women in sports media by offering support, mentoring and networking services as well as national visibility.
Champion Women was made to hold educational and athletic institutions accountable for falling short on gender equity issues. They do so by aggressively advocating for equality, accountability, and transparency by these institutions with an underlying philosophy that sports opportunities are vehicles to improve the lives of girls and women.
Coaching Peace is a consulting company that focuses on team building and culture building within athletic programs and organizations. They help schools, non-profits, sports teams, and corporations through teaching collaboration and coaching.
The Equality League is a new sports-based gender equity organization. Their goal is to advance women’s rights globally by modifying and eliminating institutional and cultural barriers to sport.
Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)
TIDES serves as a comprehensive resource for issues related to gender and race in amateur, collegiate and professional sports. The Institute researches and publishes studies including annual analysis of student-athlete graduation rates and racial attitudes in sports, as well as the internationally recognized Racial and Gender Report Card, an assessment of hiring practices in coaching and sport management in professional and college sport. The Institute also monitors some of the critical ethical issues in college and professional sport, including the potential for exploitation of student-athletes, gambling, performance-enhancing drugs and violence in sport.
National Consortium for Academics and Sport (Institute for Sport & Social Justice)
This organization addresses issues of diversity and inclusion, gender violence prevention, critical decision-making skills for student-athletes, and leadership styles for coaches and administrators. Through interactive workshops they engage the audience in scenarios, case studies, role plays, videos, and interactive activities to educate and prevent inequality and violence.
Right to Play
Right to Play tracks the three most critical areas of child development: the quality of their education, their ability to stay healthy, and their potential to help build peaceful communities. Guided by their principles of inclusion, child protection and gender equality, Right to Play provides kids and their communities with the knowledge and skills they need to create sustainable and beneficial change.
Tucker Center for Research for Girls & Women in Sport
The Tucker Center is devoted to sponsoring, promoting, and disseminating scholarly activity on how sport impacts the lives of girls and women. They encourage researchers, policy makers, educators, parents and practitioners to work together to better the lives of girls and women in ways that go far beyond the playing fields.
WISE Women in Sports and Events
WISE empowers women in sports business with the tools to reach their career goals. Through peer support, mentoring programs and professional development and training, they strive to help members maximize their potential, sharpen their skills and advance their careers at every stage of their professional journeys.
This is an international group of women and men dedicated to promoting and creating equal, equitable and safe training, development and racing opportunities for women in Olympic Canoeing.
Wrestle Like A Girl, Inc.
The Wrestle Like A Girl Empowerment Camps and Clinics are made for girls ages 5-18 who want to learn wrestling and the championship life skills involved with success both inside and outside the sport.
Women’s Sports Foundation
The WSF’s goal is to advance the lives of girls and women through sport and physical activity. The organization’s main efforts are in generating grants for female athletes, giving awards to female athlete role models, and providing research on topics like women’s health, education, social skills, and leadership.