Learn from the best – women who have moved from the kitchen table to the Board Room. We also have materials for women who are reentering the workforce and trying to juggle all of the areas of their lives. Not for women only!

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It’s Not a Glass Ceiling, It’s a Sticky Floor by Shambaugh The Entrepreneurial Mom by Davis Mothers on the Fast Track by Mason Off-Ramps and On-Ramps by Hewlett The Secrets of Millionaire Moms by Monosoff

See the library catalog for more on Women in Business.

Internet Sites

Office of Women’s Business Ownership – Part of the U.S. Small Business Administration, “The Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) assists women achieve their dreams and improve their communities by helping them start and run successful businesses, regardless of social or financial disadvantage, race, ethnicity or business background. OWBO and the Online Women’s Business Center are integral components of Entrepreneurial Development’s network of training and counseling services.”

Soroptimists – Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.”

Women-21.gov – “The U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Small Business Administration have partnered to keep attention focused on this vibrant sector of the economy. We recently launched Women-21.gov, a premier one-stop federal resource for targeted information, registration for online programs, and networking opportunities to help women entrepreneurs navigate the ever-changing business world and do what they do best: innovate, create jobs, and make a vital contribution to the strength of America.”

Women Entrepreneurs Inc. (WE Inc.) – “WE Inc. is a nonprofit business association that works to improve and enhance the economic climate for women entrepreneurship. By advocating for policy solutions that encourage business ownership by women, and providing information and resources to entrepreneurs at all stages of their business development, WE Inc. aims to increase economic opportunity and financial security for those seeking the risky but rewarding path of entrepreneurship.”

Women’s Initiative – “Since 1988, Women’s Initiative has been assisting high-potential low-income women who dream of business ownership. Through an intensive 20 session program— in English or Spanish — women are enabled to start, or expand their business.” This is a local Bay Area organization, with offices in San Francisco and Oakland.