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Cool Communities/Gatherings/Co-Working Opportunities

                                                    global

AWID

AWID

AWID is an international, feminist membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights.

 

G(irls)20 Summit

Girls 20

A take on the G20, which accounts for approximately 85% of the gross world product (GWP), 80% of world trade and two-thirds of the world’s population, G(irls)20 focuses on the challenges before the G20 while at the same time making strategic investments in the skills sets of girls and women. The Summit brings together one girl delegate age 18-23 from each G20 country, plus a representative from the European and African Unions, the MENA region, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

 

Impact Hub

Impact Hub

An innovation lab. A business incubator. A co-working space. A social enterprise community center. Impact Hub offers a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration and collaboration opportunities to grow the positive impact of your work. Impact Hubs are located in over 69 cities supporting over 11,000 members, with a shared focus on creating positive impact.

 

Women in the World

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Women who are on the front lines all over the world come to the stage at Women in the World summits and salons all over the world to tell their stories. They are activists, CEOs, peacemakers, entrepreneurs and firebrand dissidents. They’ve saved and enriched lives and shattered glass ceilings in every sector. With vivid journalistic narratives, stirring videos, and provocative discussions, Women in the World is a showcase for women of impact and for the men who champion them.

Clinton Global Initiative

Clinton Global Initiative

The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative is to turn ideas into action. Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,400 commitments, which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries.

 

 

Global Women’s Inventor and Innovator Network
GWINN

GWIIN was established in 1998 with initial events held in London & Singapore and has created a global platform highlighting women’s invention and innovation. Working with Government departments, leading industry experts, voluntary organizations, private sector enterprises and educational institutions, GWIIN continues to find effective ways of bringing information and support to assist inventive and innovative women to achieve significant growth in their businesses.

 

World Pulse

World Pulse

World Pulse is a powerful online community of women and allies from 190 countries speaking out and building solutions to today’s biggest challenges. Their mission is to accelerate the global changes women seek by using digital communication to unite and amplify women’s voices, solutions and impact worldwide. They offer digital empowerment training and they train women leaders how to train others in digital empowerment in their communities, creating a ripple effect of change.

                                                  USA & Canada

Change Catalyst
San Francisco

Change Catalyst

Change Catalyst empowers diverse, inclusive and sustainable tech innovation – through education, mentorship and funding. They partner with the tech community to solve diversity and inclusion together through conferences, career fairs, strategic consulting and training. They provide education, mentoring and deal flow opportunities for investors looking to invest in underrepresented entrepreneurs and support underrepresented entrepreneurs through education, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities.

 

Hera Hub
San Diego and Carlsbad, CA, Washington, DC

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Hera is a community and workspace by women, for women. So if you are looking for a coworking space designed specifically for your needs and/or an opportunity to network with and learn from other female entrepreneurs, you’ve found the right place: Hera Hub.

 

Womenetics                                                                        Online & USA

Womenetics

Womenetics provides high-caliber content, programs and services to accelerate business by advancing women leaders. Women + kinetics = Womenetics. They are a community of businesswomen eager to risk boldly, lead unapologetically and succeed gracefully. They are a community bound by a single goal – to use our lives to lead, to create impact, to improve the companies that employ us and the communities in which we reside.

 

 

Women Igniting Change
Atlanta, GA

Ignite the Next

 

Women Igniting Change works to serve professional women who are looking for what’s next in their careers, personal lives or simply for themselves. They serve women who fear they have lost their spark, worry that nothing they do is good enough, have forgotten who they are, what they want and the joy of authentically showing up every day, feel unfulfilled, hollowed out and empty and doubt the wisdom of their voices and instincts. They support women through coaching programs, workshops and conferences.

Female Founders Conference hosted by Y Combinator San Francisco, CA

 

Y Combinator

Are you interested in starting a startup? Y Combinator produces the Female Founders Conference, where women that they’ve funded, along with distinguished guests, will share their stories and practical advice for building a company. You can learn how they got started, what went wrong, what surprised them and what happened as their companies grew.

 

Paths to Equity Conference
USA: Varies

Womens Funding Network

The Women’s Funding Network produces its annual conference: Paths to Equity to amplify the power and voices of women’s foundations. It bring together more than 400 foundation leaders, donors, women leaders from technology and business, and activists—along with a diverse range of funders of gender equity. They are building a global movement of women-led philanthropy to celebrate how far we have come and forge bold strategies for the way forward.

 

SXGood by SXSW
Austin, TX

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Eve McArthur, late director of SXSW, served as a mother figure at the company from its beginning, connecting a wide range of people and communities across Central Texas. Outside her work at SXSW, she dedicated her energy to gender equality, ending domestic violence, and creating opportunities for Texas women. SXGood is in honor of her. Its goal is to carry on her legacy by providing a space to raise awareness and work on social justice issues, and to nurture relationships between the diverse sets of people coming to SXSW.

 

                                      Latin America & Caribbean

BeSTInnovation
Santiago, Chile

Best Innovation

BeSTinnovation  is a platform that encourages investment in innovation in the private and public sector and produces trips that bring promising Latin American female entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley for connections and exchanges.

STGO Makerspace
Santiago, Chile

STGO Makerspace

Makerspace is a space for imagination, invention and creativity. They promote, articulate and develop collaborative instances of experimentation, learning and working that encourage makers to work on projects that combine art, craft, engineering, technology, creative re-use, performance, music and science.

 

                                                 Africa


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Co-Creation Hub
Nigeria

Co-Creation Hub

CcHUB is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. The HUB is a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria. The Hub act as a cushy nest designed to accelerate the successful development of social tech ventures through an array of business support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by the hub management and offered both in the space and through our network of partners. In addition, the hub leads co-creation initiatives aimed at creating novel technologically driven solutions to the myriad social challenges facing the average Nigerian.

 

Mara Women by the Mara Foundation
Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya

MaraFoundation

 

The Mara Foundation In developing countries, young and women entrepreneurs face structural and financial barriers in the seed, incubation and growth periods of starting a business. The Mara Foundation aims to address this challenge by developing an online mentoring platform that connects ambitious entrepreneurs and business leaders globally for encouragement, support and guidance.

JoziHub
South Africa: Johannesburg

JoziHub

JoziHub is an early stage startup incubator created to inspire and accelerate innovation, facilitate knowledge building & business growth and to create jobs in the tech and social impact spheres. It provides a permanent co-creation & co-working space for young tech entrepreneurs in Johannesburg, providing a fertile environment to assist young startups to start and grow their ventures. Resident startups have access to an inspiring working environment, the JoziHub mentorship program and business support, deskspace and access to all JoziHubDEV events.

She Leads Africa
Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa

She Leads Africa

She Leads Africa is a community that helps young African women achieve their professional dreams. With engaging online content and pan-African events, their vision is to become the #1 destination for smart and ambitious young women. They also produce SheHive. Over 3-5 days in countries throughout Africa, She Leads Africa will provide more than 20 sessions of training and mentorship, expert led classes and resources covering the topics that young professional women need to know in order to succeed. They bringing local and global experts to provide personalized coaching and support to the SheHive, a community of

 

Australia & Pacific Ocean

One Roof Women Co-Working
Melbourne

One Roof Woman

Shared workspace, private meeting rooms, wellness center, therapy, event space and gardens galore. Their intention is to create the most nurturing and inspiring shared working space for women imaginable. Includes business problem solving, guest speakers, educational classes, 1:1 business coaching, networking events, yoga and meditation.