ION Member Organizations

ION’s member organizations offer a wide range of programs and services to support women on their leadership journeys, just a few of which we’ve highlighted below.  For more information on programs in your area or membership options, check out the organizations websites and social media links.

Alabama

Women’s Economic Development Council

The WEDC is a group of women business professionals who provide opportunities to women for leadership and economic development through education, mentoring and networking. The WEDC exists to strengthen the position of women in business and the community.

Colorado

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Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) is to create an environment and the resources conducive to our members’ business success.

CWCC is the premier organization that provides opportunities and visibility for women in business through relationship development, education, mentorship, partnership and alliances.

CWCC offers training and support for women interested in board service through the Women’s Leadership Foundation.

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Georgia

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OnBoard

To achieve its mission of increasing the number of women in executive leadership and on corporate boards, OnBoard advocates for the advancement of women and connects high caliber female professionals to education, expanded networks and advancement opportunities in the Georgia business community.

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Maryland

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Network 2000

The mission of Network 2000 is to educate the public and to promote the advancement of women in professional and executive positions.

Massachusetts

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The Boston Club

The Boston Club’s mission is to impel the advancement of women to top leadership positions across all sectors of the economic landscape, driven by the core belief is that more women in significant & visible leadership roles will mean better business performance & strengthened economic health in our communities.

The Boston Club’s initiatives serve a diverse membership of over 600 members. Its signature programs which include: Distinguished Leaders Series – a series of discussions with the most influential & innovative leaders in the community; Corporate Board Committee which has been a leading advocate for more women on boards as well as a source of exceptional board education & outreach into the business community; and Corporate & Community Salutes which highlight the work of the Club’s respective committees, feature a nationally recognized speaker, and recognize companies and organizations who are leading the way.

Michigan

Inforum

Inforum is the only professional organization in Michigan – and one of a few in the country – that combines strategic connections, proven professional development programs, a respected forum for new ideas, and original research to accelerate careers for women and boost talent initiatives for companies.

 

Missouri

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Central Exchange

Central Exchange provides the venue and voice for women seeking to reach their full personal and professional potential.

With more than 500 programs a year, CX offers a wide variety of personal and professional development and networking opportunities.

New Jersey

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Executive Women of New Jersey

Executive Women of New Jersey is where New Jersey’s senior-level executive women connect and collaborate across all sectors to share experiences, develop relationships and build business. The organization sponsors relevant, insightful programs for current and future members, provides intimate forums that create new connections and expand members’ personal networks.

New York

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Financial Women’s Association of New York

The Financial Women’s Association of New York was formed to promote a spirit of cooperation and understanding among its members, to promote and maintain high professional standards in the field of finance and in the financial and business communities, and to provide opportunities for members to enhance one another’s professional advancement by providing a strong network of professional contacts, mutual education and mutual encouragement.

 Ohio

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Women for Economic and Leadership Development 

WELD’s mission is to develop and advance women’s leadership to strengthen the economic prosperity of the communities it serves. The organization provides women with specific tools and skills to enhance their individual economic status and helps mobilize women to become more active participants in the leadership of area businesses, civic organizations and government. WELD provides programs, events, and a community to support leadership development and business growth.

Pennsylvania

 

The Forum of Executive Women

As the region’s premier women’s organization, the Forum of Executive Women actively works to promote its mission: to leverage the power of executive women in the Greater Philadelphia region to expand the impact and influence of women leaders.

Texas

The Board Connection

TBC (The Board Connection) is a nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to increase the number of women serving on corporate boards and in the executive suite. The organization identifies and connects accomplished women in the state of Texas, expanding their influence within their respective business communities.

TBC recruits executive women within 3–5 years of board readiness and provides programming and development opportunities to facilitate their paths to the boardroom.

Wisconsin

Milwaukee Women inc.

Milwaukee Women inc. works to increase the number of women corporate directors and executive officers. The group carries out annual research and produces a biennial report on the gender diversity of the boards and c-suites of Wisconsin’s 50 largest companies.  With the goal of increasing the number of women directors on Wisconsin boards to 25% by the year 2014, MWi promotes awareness on the benefits of gender diversity and offers educational programs to increase the number of qualified women board candidates.

 

 


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