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Research Portal

The Business Administration Department Internet research site includes quality links to information and research assistance in each of the following subject areas in which we offer degree programs:

In addition, the below information has been collected to provide research assistance with a specific emphasis on women’s issues in business and economics.

  • All Women Count - The web site of the International Wages for Housework Campaign which started in 1972, demands recognition and payment for all the unwaged work women and girls do.

  • American Business Women's Association - Homepage of the American Business Women's Association which provides information about organizational programs and networking opportunities as well as links to Women in Business magazine and education and career resources for women.

  • Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) - An international membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. Our goal is to cause policy, institutional and individual change that will improve the lives of women and girls everywhere.

  • Association of Women Professionals (AWP) - AWP is a "women's organization dedicated to assisting women in expanding their networks, finding opportunities and developing their skills."

  • Business Council for Peace - Inspired by the commitment to peace at the Geneva meeting of more than 500 female religious and spiritual leaders from 75 countries, the small band of 35 businesswomen gave birth to the Business Council for Peace. Now we are businesswomen and men committed to helping women in regions of conflict and post-conflict build businesses to sustain their families.

  • Business and Professional Women USA - Homepage of the Business and Professional Women USA organization that provides statistics and research on issues affecting women in the workplace and links to Business Women magazine in addition to information about the organization itself.

  • Cafe Femenino Coffee - (Woman-Owned, Fair-trade) supports efforts to improve the view of women’s roles by supporting programs and projects that generate sales the women can control. The women are excited by the potential, and have received support from community leaders.

  • Calvert Women's Principles - the first global code of conduct for corporations focused exclusively on empowering, advancing, and investing in women worldwide. The Principles are a comprehensive code of corporate conduct focusing on gender equality and women's empowerment.

  • Catalyst - A leading US non-profit organization working to advance women in business.

  • Center for the Education of Women (CEW) - A commitment to helping women further their educational and employment goals, as well as focusing on research and advocacy for women.

  • Center for WorkLife Law - A nonprofit research and advocacy organization. WorkLife Law works with employees, employers, attorneys, legislators, journalists, and researchers to identify and prevent Family Responsibilities Discrimination. WorkLife Law is supported by grants, university funding and private donations. Its mission is to provide information to help shape the public conversation around changing families and their experiences in the workplace.

  • Coalition of Labor Union Women - CLUW is America's only national organization for union women. Our members are on the frontline, empowering working women to become leaders in their unions and encouraging them to make a difference on the job and, most importantly, in their own lives. Our values are simple: solidarity, involvement, dignity and justice.

  • Glass Ceiling - The Glass Ceiling website was created in 1996 as a home for Shatter the Glass Ceiling, a working woman's magazine. There is now more than 1,200 pages of resource information and fun! Over the last seven years, the site has gained in popularity world-wide.

  • George Foundation - Several initiatives are currently under way to empower women through education, cooperative farming, vocational training, savings plan, and business development.

  • - It is the aim of to link business and professional women, entrepreneurs and corporate directors worldwide to facilitate cross-border relationships that will increase their ability to be major players in the global market.

  • Labor Project for Working Families - A national, nonprofit advocacy and policy organization providing technical assistance, resources, and education to unions and union members on family issues in the workplace including: Childcare, Elder care, Family leave, Work hours, Quality of life.

  • Minority Business Development Agency - The MBDA’s web portal offers events, contracting opportunities, a discussion forum and more.

  • National Women's Law Center - Homepage for the National Women's Law Center, a non-profit organization that focuses on major concerns of women and girls, including family economic security, education, employment opportunities, and health. The site provides information, publications, and other resources about numerous issues facing women, including sexual harassment, social security, tax, and women in the military.

  • National Women’s Business Council - The National Women’s Business Council is a federal advisory council. They offer business mentoring, conferences, events, and a way to let your entrepreneurial voice be heard on Capitol Hill.

  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) - A national coalition of grassroots organizations in 40 states that seeks to advance progressive anti-poverty policies at the state and national levels.

  • National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) - The only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all industries. It currently has over 8,000 members in nearly 80 chapters nationwide and is affiliated with Les Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs) in 35 countries.

  • National Employment Law Project (NELP) - Has advocated for over 30 years on behalf of low-wage workers, the poor, the unemployed, and other groups that face significant barriers to employment and government systems of support.

  • National Women's Business Council - Advisory panel to the President and Congress on economic issues important to women business owners.

  • Next Level - Dedicated to advancing women, valuing diversity, and developing the next wave of leaders to meet the challenge of a changing world and a changing marketplace. We help engines of innovation run at full throttle.

  • Online Women's Business Center - Interactive business training web site for entrepreneurial women provided by the Small Business Administration's Office of Women's Business Ownership. The site provides a directory of women's business training centers, information/resources about starting and running a business, and information about issues women in business face.

  • The Project on Global Working Families - A research team founded and directed by Dr. Jody Heymann. The team has studied and documented the experiences of working families in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The Project focuses on how the globalization of the economy affects parental working conditions and social supports, their impact on children’s health and development, and the public and private policy solutions available. In their years studying the conditions of working families worldwide, Dr. Heymann and the Project on Global Working Families staff have developed extensive experience in conducting policy-based research domestically and internationally in this field.

  • Sex Workers Outreach Project - SWOP focuses on safety, dignity, diversity and the changing needs of sex industry workers, to foster an environment which enables and affirms individual choices and occupational rights.

  • Small Business Administration - The SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership offers training, counseling, and other programs and services that are designed to help you succeed.

  • US Women's Chamber of Commerce - This nonprofit membership organization (for business and career women) is dedicated to developing leaders, accelerating economic growth, and providing a community voice for women.

  • Wider Opportunities for Women - Works nationally and in its home community of Washington, DC to achieve economic independence and equality of opportunity for women and girls.

  • WomenBiz - Gateway for women-owned business selling to the federal government organized to target the five specific stages that a woman business owner should take to explore whether the federal government is the right customer.

  • Women Employed Online - Homepage of the Women Employed organization which provides research and vital information about women's economic status and rights in the workplace. The sites also provides information about organizational programs and links to other policy and advocacy sites for women.

  • Women Owned - Search engine of women business owners and directory of resources for setting up, running, and growing businesses.

  • Women's Bureau - Homepage of the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau, the only federal agency mandated to represent the needs of wage-earning women in the public policy process. The site provides statistics, data, and links to sites about women in the workforce as well as information about the programs and services the bureau offers for working women.

  • Women Work! - National network for women's employment that provides news, publications, and resources about and for working women.

  • Women and Social Security Project (NCWO) - A nonpartisan network of over 100 women’s organizations representing more than six million women. In 1998, NCWO formed a Women and Social Security Task Force to address the critical issue of Social Security reform and to help policy makers understand women’s stake in this crucial issue.

  • Women Employed (WE) - A membership organization dedicated to the economic advancement of women through service, education and advocacy.

  • Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) - To improve business conditions for women entrepreneurs and to promote the acceptance and advancement of women entrepreneurs in all industries.

  • Women Work! (WW!) - Dedicated to empowering women from diverse backgrounds and helping them achieve economic self-sufficiency — helps women turn their lives around.

  • Women's Business Exchange - Our mission is to lead the integration of business and spirit by creating dynamic opportunities for leadership, learning, community and business development.

  • Women's EDGE: The Coalition for Women's Economic Development and Global Equality - A dynamic coalition of individuals and respected organizations that is giving women and families around the world an economic edge.

  • 9 to 5 National Association of Working Women - A national grassroots membership organization that strengthens women's ability to work for economic justice.