The United States boasts 12.3 million women-owned businesses generating $1.8 trillion per year. As a woman-owned business ourself, Brownieland thinks this is something to celebrate! Every year on September 22nd, American Business Women’s Day honors the achievements of business women across the nation. Today we are spotlighting Atlanta nonprofit organizations that support women-owned businesses throughout metro Atlanta.
Atlanta Women’s Foundation
The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) provides funding, resources, and evaluation support to nonprofits that offer programs for low-income women and girls to break the cycle of poverty. AWF also provides leadership development through its Women on Board nonprofit training workshops and Inspire Atlanta. The Atlanta Women’s Foundation prepares women to be thoughtful, well-informed, philanthropic leaders who understand the unique issues women and girls face locally. Find out more about the Atlanta Women’s Foundation HERE and how you can help HERE.
ACE Women’s Business Center
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization specializing in growing small businesses with capital, coaching, and connections providing community economic development to underserved people and communities. ACE helps businesses that may be considered high risk and less profitable by traditional financial institutions. ACE Women’s Business Center (WBC) provides a full range of services for women entrepreneurs at all planning, implementation, and growth stages. Brownieland was honored to partner with ACE on their 15th Anniversary video showcasing successful clients. Find out more about this program HERE and how you can get involved HERE.
Center for Black Women’s Wellness
The Center for Black Women’s Wellness (CBWW) is a nonprofit organization providing free and low-cost services to empower black women, and their families, toward physical, mental, and economic wellness. CBWW offers a host of programs, including case management services, wellness programs, and training sessions. Find out more about the Center for Black Women’s Wellness HERE and how you can lend a hand HERE.
City of Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative
The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) strives to engage, elevate, and empower women in Atlanta and beyond. Through a competitive selection process, WEI works with fifteen women-owned businesses helping them to grow and advance their businesses at the WEI 15 incubator, a social working space designed to foster business growth and long-term success. Learn more about the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative HERE and how you can offer support HERE.
Greater Women’s Business Council
Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC) is a nonprofit serving certified women’s business enterprises (WBEs) in Georgia, North Carolina, & South Carolina. The purpose of GWBC is to advance, promote, and advocate for women business owners through education, mentoring, certification, and corporate partnering. GWBC offers programs to provide certification and education for the unique needs of women business enterprises. Find out more about the Greater Women’s Business Council HERE and how you can get involved HERE.
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta (JWFA) promotes social change and creates positive opportunities for Jewish women and girls. JWFA offers philanthropy opportunities, leadership development, education, and advocacy. Their domestic and international grants provide sustainable benefits to those they serve. JWFA empowers women to be leaders, philanthropists, and decision-makers. Brownieland was honored to partner with the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta to produce the JWFA Ignites video featuring JWFA’s three founders. Learn more about the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta HERE and how you can participate HERE.
Junior League of Atlanta
The Junior League of Atlanta (JLA) is an organization of women committed to making a lasting transformation in the Atlanta community. The JLA provides a strong foundation for civic leadership and connects women who share a commitment to volunteerism and community transformation. The Junior League of Atlanta offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities through community partners and within the League itself, along with striving to serve as a training platform for members. Find out ways to get involved HERE.
Women’s Employment Opportunity Project
The Women’s Employment Opportunity Project (WEOP) is an Atlanta-based nonprofit women’s agency promoting entrepreneurship, technology, and Women-Owned Small Businesses. WEOP develops and facilitates programs, projects, and training to promote women’s economic advancement in the areas of entrepreneurship, technology, and professional development. Learn about their programs HERE and upcoming events HERE.