My Career Toolkit: Career Advancement

Cultivate your skills through training programs, coaching, counseling, and mentoring.

  • Association for Women in Science: Mentoring, coaching, webinars, and workshops for leadership and talent development for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 
  • The Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College: Leadership development programs, workshops, labs, mentoring networks, fellowships and internships, resources, and news, for young women interested in leadership and entrepreneurship.
  • AVTAR I-WIN: Career service for professional women in India, providing conferences, counseling, skill-building programs, a job search engine, and a list of best companies (in collaboration with Working Mother).
  • Bentley University Center for Women and Business: Research, workshops, conferences, mentoring and sponsorship programs for students and professional women.
  • Business and Professional Women’s Foundation: Employment and Career Services: List of services for active duty and veterans of the US military and military spouses, providing employment and career guidance, mentoring, networking, and assistance transitioning to civilian life.
  • Career Intelligence.com: Career management resources for professional women, including résumé help and career assessment tools.
  • CatalystX: Series of free, self-paced online courses offered by Catalyst, focusing on the skills and behaviors of inclusive leadership.
  • The Daily Muse: Career Advice: Collection of recent articles on career development.
  • The Five O’Clock Club: National outplacement and career counseling network with certified career counselors across the United States.
  • Forté Foundation: Nonprofit consortium of leading companies and top business schools, facilitating access to organizations, networks, job search tools, and resources for women interested in business careers.
  • The Glass Hammer: Blog and online community for professional women, including career advice, coaching, consulting, and networking events.
  • Grace Institute: Program that identifies and connects women in the New York City area to jobs with advancement potential. Includes skills training, workshops and events, and job-placement and job-retention support for one year.
  • In Gear Career: Nonprofit organization delivering career development and networking opportunities for military spouses.
  • The Memo: Career boot camps for women of color.
  • Out & Equal Workplace Advocates: Nonprofit organization supporting LGBT employees in the workplace by providing networking events, cultural competency training, consulting services, and a job board.
  • Show Me 50: Toolkits and other resources designed to build a case for organizational change and to advocate for gender equality in the workplace.
  • Women and Leadership Australia: Leadership education and short courses, conferences, and symposia for professional women in Australia.
  • Women of Influence: Programs connecting like-minded professional women, courses on career advancement, and articles on gender diversity and inclusion. Producer of the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.
Mentoring

Note: Many professional associations and networking groups also provide mentoring programs to members.

  • Cherie Blair Foundation: Mentoring Women in Business: Mentoring program that matches women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging countries with mentors around the world, working one-on-one for 12 months to set and achieve business goals.
  • Lilith Professional (LilithPro): Programs for women in Western Canada that combine leadership and personal development with one-to-one mentoring.
  • Menttium: Facilitates cross-company corporate mentoring.
  • Million Women Mentors: Mentoring program focused on engaging and retaining girls and women in STEM fields.
  • Minute Mentoring: Fast-paced mentoring sessions between accomplished women leaders and early-career women.
  • Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World: AuthorAID: Mentoring program that assists women in the developing world to write and communicate scientific research.
  • Sheroes Mentors: Discussion board in which visitors can post career-related questions to successful professionals across industries in India.
  • TechWomen: Mentoring and networking program for the next generation of STEM women leaders from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East.
  • Women’s Leadership & Mentoring Alliance: Mentoring program (application required to participate) for professional women, with the goal of advancing to leadership roles.
  • Women Unlimited: Programs focused on developing women leaders in major corporations, using a three-pronged approach of mentoring, education, and networking. Provides descriptions of programs and outcomes, articles, and suggested readings.

My Career Toolkit