Most women business owners agree that networking, training, and community are all keys to success. Although there are many general resources available to business owners, not all are specific to women and the unique issues that they face. Even though general resources can still be helpful, it’s important to have information that’s tailored specifically to women.
One of the best things about these resources is that they connect women business owners who are at varying stages in their careers. Sometimes the most valuable resource of all is to know that there are other women out there who face the same obstacles, have the same questions, and who are going through the same struggles as you are.
Whether you’re starting your business or have been in your industry for years, it’s important to take time to network with other women, seek out resources that are tailored to you, and search for opportunities that are specific to women in business. You might be surprised by how much this helps your business grow! Do you have other resource suggestions for women business owners? Which resources have been the most beneficial to you?
Global Women’s mission is to catalyse New Zealand’s social and economic success by championing diversity in leadership. Their dream is for New Zealand to be the best country to live, work and play; a prosperous nation underpinned by diverse leadership. Their purpose is to increase diversity in leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand through promoting, encouraging and facilitating the development of women.GLOBAL WOMEN
Following three years of research and development, Tara Lorigan launched Co.OfWomen in 2012. Her combined background in tech marketing, business incubation and coaching created fertile ground for her first major entrepreneurial pursuit of developing an organisation to champion what she calls 'the practical how-to of success' for women from every domain.Co.OfWomen
Women On Business
Founded in 2007, this blog is a great resource for women seeking career advice and entrepreneurial tips. The Women on Business Blog features regular posts from marketing guru Susan Gunelius, as well as guest posts from community members and experts.Women On Business
If you employ less than 25 people and your business is more than 12 months old, you are eligible for a business mentor.Business Mentors
CareerMum is a NZ social enterprise focused on driving positive solutions to workplace challenges faced by mums. It has some great resources and articles.CareerMum