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American Association of University Women (AAUW)
1111 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
PHONE: (202)785-7700
FAX: (202)872-1425

AAUW is a national organization of 135,000 college graduates focusing on advocacy for equity and education for women and girls. 135,000 Members. 1800 Chapter and/or State affiliates. Education; Civil Rights; Employment; Reproductive Rights
American Bar Association
750 N Lakeshore Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
PHONE: (312)988-5497
The American College of Nurse-Midwives
1522 K St, NW - Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
PHONE: (202)289-0171
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
801 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
PHONE: (703)838-0500
FAX: (703)549-3864

AMWA is an association of women physicians and medical students founded in 1915 to support women physicians and promote women's health. 11,000 Members; 180 Chapter and/or State affiliates.
American Nurse Association (ANA)
600 Maryland Ave. SW, Suite 100 West
Washington, D.C. 20024
PHONE: (202)554-4444
FAX: (202)554-2262

The American Nurses Association is the full-service professional organization and union representing the nation's two million registered nurses through its 53 constituent associations. ANA advances the nursing professional by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by working with the United States Congress and regulatory agencies on issues affecting nurses and the public. 200,000 Members. 53 State Associations. Health Budget; Civil Rights; Employment; Retirement; Equity; Women in Politics; Nursing Profession
American Women in Radio and Television
1101 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 100
Washington, D.C. 20036
PHONE: (202)429-5102
FAX: (202)223-4579

2,400 Members. 50 Chapter and/or State Affiliates.
Association for Women in Science
1522 K Street, N.W. Suite 820
Washington, D.C. 20005
PHONE: (202)408-0742
Association of Junior Leagues
660 First Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10016-3241
PHONE: (212)683-1515
FAX: (212)481-7196

The Association of Junior Leagues is a volunteer organization of women committed to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 277 Chapter and/or State Affiliates.
The Black Women Physicians Project
3300 Henry Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19129
PHONE: (215)842-7124

The Black Women Physicians Project began in 1986 to collect information and material by and about black women physicians in the US. The goal of the ongoing project is to collect, process and make available for research the papers of black women physicians and the records of organizations and associations of black women in health care.
Business and Professional Women \ USA (BPW\USA)
2012 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
PHONE: (202)293-1100
FAX: (202)861-0298

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW/USA) is the bi-partisan voice of working women. BPW/USA promotes full participation, equity, and economic self-sufficiency for women. The organization monitors federal legislation that affects working women and educates its members on how to become involved in public policy development -- at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as in their own workplace. BPW's Foundation collects, conducts and analyzes research in issues affecting women in the workplace, and provides financial assistance for women to further their education. 100,000 Members. 3,000 Chapter and/or State affiliates. Employment (glass ceiling, sexual harassment, pay equity, family and medical leave); Retirement equity.
Catalyst
250 Park Ave
New York, NY 10003 PHONE: ( 212)777-8900

Catalyst is a national nonprofit organization that works with business to effect change for women -- through research, advisory services and communication. Catalyst recognizes the valuable resource women represent and encourages the business community to develop this source of talent. With 30 years of research in the areas of women's upward mobility and work and family issues, Catalyst can offer its constituents unique services and programs.
Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)
15 Union Square
New York, N.Y. 10003
PHONE: (212)242-0700
FAX: (212)255-7230

A national organization of trade unionists, women and men representing more than sixty unions dedicated to furthering the role of women in the labor movement and the world of work. With more than 75 chapters nationwide. Works for quality child care for working parents, pay equity, combating sexual harassment as well as increasing women's participation in their unions in the legislative and political arena and promotes affirmative action. A membership newsletter is published bi-monthly. 75 Chapter and/or State affiliates. Health; Civil Rights; Women In Unions; Employment
Federally Employed Women (FEW)
1400 Eye Street, N.W. Suite 425
Washington, D.C. 20005
PHONE: (202)898-0994
FAX: (202)898-0998

FEW is a non-profit, non-partisan, membership organization representing the over one million women employed by the Federal government throughout the world. Founded in 1968, FEW has actively worked to eliminate sex discrimination and enhance career potential for civilian and military women working in the Federal sector. On the national, state, and local levels, FEW actively lobbies on issues of interest to Federally employed women. 330 State and/or Affiliates. Education; Civil Rights; Employment; Sexual Harassmen; Federal Employee Issues; Retirement Equity
International Network of Women in Technology (WITI)
4641 Burnet Ave
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
PHONE: (818)990-1987

WITI is a grass roots organization representing women working in, or interfacing with technology who prefer to define ourselves, individually, through our consciousness and actions. WITI is dedicated to improving the status of women in technology and helping women advance to the highest levels of responsibility possible. WITI's mission is to increase the number of women in key leadership positions in industry, government and academia through programs, services and expanded professional and business opportunities.

Membership fees are $75 for 2 years and $40 for full-time students and includes WITI Strategist Newsletter, Job Hotline, and Seminars and Educational Programs.
National Association for Female Executives
127 West 24th Street
New York, N.Y. 10011

or c/o J. Symons
927 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
PHONE: (202)289-8538
FAX: (202)289-3743

The National Association for Female Executives, Inc. (NAFE) is the largest businesswomen's organization in the United States. NAFE is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of women in the workplace through education, networking and public advocacy. NAFE functions to support women in business and to help them succeed in achieving their career goals and financial independence. 250,000 Members. 400 Local Networks. Employment (Women in the workplace).
National Association for Women in Education
PHONE: (202)659-9330
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc.
1806 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20009
PHONE: (202)483-4206
FAX: (202)462-7253
An association addressing the injustice in education; equal rights, poverty, and economic development. 1000 Members. 350 Chapter and/or State affiliates. Health; Education; Housing; Women in Politics
National Association of Women Business Owners
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 435 N
Washington, D.C. 20004
National Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW/USA)
2012 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
PHONE: (202)293-1100

BPW, founded in 1919, has been the voice of America's working women. BPW has a national network of over 100,000 members promoting full participation, equity and economic self-sufficient through legislative advocacy, member training, dissemination of information, and member support programs.

BPW/USA has two types of membership: Active Members join through a local organization, attend local meetings, and are automatically affiliated with state and national federation; Members-at-Large join BPW/USA as a national affiliate only, for annual dues of $50. Membership includes BPW/USA's quarterly magazine with updates on legislation, issues and BPW activities.
National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.
5117 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
PHONE: (312)643-5866

Hook Up is a volunteer organization with no paid employees and is supported by our membership dues and chapter donations. We believe our work impacts upon our future. We provide a support base for all Black women who serve in political office and organizational leadership. We provide support both as volunteers and financial scholarships for those seeking self-improvement through educational and career goals. 400 members in 10 chapters. Health; Education; Women in Politics.
National Women's Economic Alliance Foundation
PHONE: (202)393-5257
1440 New York Ave, NW - Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005

Composed of executive level women and men, NWEAF serves to place more senior level women on corporate boards and to promote dialogue among men and women in government, industry, and business.
National Women's Studies Association
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1325
PHONE: (301)405-5573

The National Women's Studies Association actively supports and promotes feminist education and feminist educators at every educational level and in every education setting, through conferences, publications, and a variety of member services.
9-to-5 National Association of Working Women
614 Superior N.W., Suite 852
Cleveland, OH 44113
PHONE: (216)566-9308
FAX: (216)566-0192

9 to 5 is a national advocacy and research organization which empowers women to seek equity on the job and change policies.
Professional Comission on Women in the Profession
American Medical Women's Association
801 N Fairfax Street - Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
PHONE: (703)838-0500
Society for Human Resource Management
606 N Washington St
Alexandria, VA 22314
PHONE: (800)331-2772

SHRM is the leading voice of the human resource profession, representing the interests of 80,000 members from around the world including individuals from more than 400 professional and 200 student chapters. SHRM provides members with ongoing government and media representation, education and information services, conferences and seminars, and publications that equip human resource practitioners to become leaders and decision makers within their organizations.
Soroptimist International of the Americas
1616 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
PHONE: (215)732-0512
FAX: (215)732-7508

Soroptimist International of the Americas is part of Soroptimist International - the world's largest classified service organization for executive and professional women. 50,000 Members. 1500 Chapters in 21 countries (942 in the United States) Health; Education;Employment.
Women in Communication, Inc.
2101 Wilson Blvd. Suite 417
Arlington, VA 22201
PHONE: (703)528-4200
FAX: (703)528-4205

Women in Communications, Inc., one of the nation's oldest and largest communications organizations, has more than 12,000 members active in print and broadcast journalism, public relations, marketing, business and association communications, advertising, magazine and book publishing, communications education and law, photojournalism, film, and design. 12,000+ Members. 83 Professional Chapters; 104 Student Chapters Health; Civil Rights; Communications (Women) Materials available for purchase.
Women's International Public Health Network
7100 Oak Forest Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
PHONE: (301)469-9210
FAX: (301)469-8423

The Women's International Public Health Network (WIPHN) is a non- profit organization for women in public health and related areas to improve women's health, nutrition and status worldwide. WIPHN provides panels, lectures, supports a Save A Mom Campaign and produces a newsletter to exchange information, make known resources and support and network. 2000+ members. 4 Chapter and/or State affiliations. Health.
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