About IONInterOrganization Network, is a national nonprofit organization representing more than 10,000 women dedicated to increasing the number of women on for-profit boards and in executive suites. ION creates a national voice for its 14 regional member organizations to influence, build awareness and expand opportunities and connections. ION recently published a Diversity Policy urging public companies to take action to achieve a critical mass of women in the boardroom.
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives. Visit www.care.org
About The Women’s Business Development Center
The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is an internationally and nationally recognized leader in the field of women’s economic development. The WBDC was founded in 1986 to provide services and programs that support and accelerate women’s business ownership, strengthening the impact of women on the economy. The WBDC is headquartered in Chicago, IL and serves a nine-state Midwest region with vital information and resources on all aspects of business ownership through entrepreneurial training, individualized business counseling, finance assistance, Women’s Business Enterprise certification, corporate and public sector procurement assistance and advocacy on women’s economic and business development policy issues. For more information, please visit www.WBDC.org.