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5 Resources to Uplevel Your Career & Entrepreneurial Skills

Looking for additional trainings and certifications to further your knowledge and community? We’ve got 5 memberships for you to consider! Read on to learn about: Harvard Leadership Certified, The Women's Business Enterprise National Council, the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, and the SXS Academy!


Harvard Leadership Certified: The Harvard extension school of professional development offers more than 10 courses on leadership, business strategy, business innovation, sales, and decision making. Maximize team productivity, drive breakthrough innovation, and gain a competitive edge for your company. Through hands-on exercises and dynamic discussions, you’ll learn management theories and leadership best practices to help you navigate complex challenges and capitalize on emerging opportunities. Find out program and registration info here!

Women's Business Enterprise National Council: The largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. They provide in-class programming, events and networking opportunities for women-owned businesses, supplier diversity experts, government and corporate procurement professionals, and other industry and thought leaders throughout the U.S. WBENC Certification validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women. Our world-class certification standard is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America's most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and government entities. Learn more here.

Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs: A cornerstone of the entrepreneurial community in Philadelphia - and beyond aimed at scaling women-founded businesses. Through their larger events & newsletter, they serve as a key touchpoint for those who want to know what it means to be a high-growth female founder. Offers various levels of memberships to match where you are in your entrepreneurial journey. The co-founders realized that entrepreneurship is not a solo sport—and they could run faster and leap higher with talented teammates. "We thought if we each invited a friend, we might be able to pull together a table for eight," recalls Anne-Marie Corner, founder of Biosyn, a biotech firm focused on HIV prevention. "But so many women were interested, we wound up with 18."

The group was the nucleus for what became the Women’s Investment Network (WIN). In recent years, the organization has grown and matured into the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, or AWE, a dynamic network focused on advancing women high-growth entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Learn about membership options here.

International Association of Women: A global network to help you dream, rise, and lead. Virtual and in-person networking, career & biz development services , professional development, and promotional opportunities. Stay connected with their advanced online platform, where you can build your network, promote your brand, find new career opportunities, and network with other women through programs such as eChapter and eCoaching. Foster new relationships, meet employers, and make important career moves with in-person networking at monthly Local Chapter events. Learn about membership options here.

The SXS Academy: An online hub from SHExSHINES with the mission of connecting, educating, and equipping women with the resources to turn their ideas into the business or brand they've dreamed of creating. In addition to teaching our own courses, we also collaborate with experts in their respective fields as SXS Academy guest lecturers. Whether you’re working a full-time job and considering starting your own business, or you've decided it's right for you to make the plunge into full-time entrepreneurship or blogger – we’ve got you covered. We've curated and compiled a digital library of resources, to help you make the progress you want no matter what stage you’re in with the SXS Academy. Different levels of membership that provide different levels of support for you, your business, and/or career. Get on the 2020 waiting list here.

We know how difficulty it can be on this journey alone, so whether you like to network from behind your screen or at in-person events, we know there is a community for you!

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