Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Small Biz Toolkit for Budding Women Entrepreneurs


ACCION International
( is a global, nonprofit micro-lender dedicated to creating economic opportunity by connecting people to the financial tools they need to improve their lives. The organization also provides management, research and development, and strategic leadership services.

Idea Café Small Business Grants
( is a gateway to grants of all types as well as resources on budgeting and financing for business owners. The site regularly doles out $1,000 cash grants to entrepreneurs with interesting business ideas who register for Idea Café and submit an application or short video.

The Pipeline Fellowship
( trains women philanthropists to become angel investors through education, mentoring, and practice. However, entrepreneurs can apply to present at a Pipeline Fellowship Pitch Summit for a chance to secure capital for their businesses in exchange for equity and a board seat.

Women’s Venture Fund
( is a nonprofit organization that helps women of diverse backgrounds establish thriving businesses in urban communities. WVF offers training, small business loans, and a network of business advisers.