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for Women in Business

Interested in learning more about the role of women in business, or want to make a case to your leadership team? Contact these organizations below to get started:


The nonprofit organization Watermark is a community of executive women who have risen to the top of their fields—coming together to connect, develop and advocate for the advancement of women in the workforce. Its mission is to increase the representation of women in leadership roles by empowering them to make their mark in and for their companies, their careers and their communities.


National research and advisory organization working with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work.

2020 Women on Boards

A national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020.

Lean In

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In is focused on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions, and changing the conversation from what we can’t do to what we can do. is the next chapter.

Professional Business Women of California

A nonprofit organization designed to meet the leadership, skill and networking needs of California women throughout their careers and across industries.

State of California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

Established in 1965, this is the only state agency dedicated to protecting the interests of California women. The commission works to ensure that women have equal rights and opportunity and that enacted legislation does not discriminate against women or otherwise undermine their status or their opportunities.

Women Matter

“Achieving the promise of women executives.” Since 2007 McKinsey’s Women Matter research has explored the role women play in the global workplace, their experiences and impact in senior-executive roles, and the performance benefits that companies gain from gender diversity. In this video, McKinsey partners Joanna Barsh, Sandrine Devillard, Emily Lawson and Jin Wang recount the progress women have made in reaching the executive suite.

Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership (WiL) is an independent student club operated through the Associated Students of Management (ASM) at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. WiL serves UC Davis Full-Time MBA students and alumni through professional and social activities that develop future women business leaders.


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