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Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce
The Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce exists to foster cooperation and interaction within the Asian communities and between the community at large in Charlotte and the Carolinas for the betterment of commerce, culture and. Communication.

Duke’s Office for Institutional Equity

The Office for Institutional Equity provides institutional leadership in enhancing respectful, diverse and inclusive work and learning environments for the Duke Community. We provide a range of services that uphold values of equity and diversity, as well as support compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action and harassment prevention.

Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce 
The Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to empower, support, and develop black entrepreneurs as well as the general business community by providing benefits to members through workshops, networking events, and round tables that improve Durham's economic climate.

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce | Calendar of Events
The Durham Chamber of Commerce has many benefits to offer small, medium, large and non-profit businesses.  Join the Multicultural Business & Professional Networking Group every third Wednesday to network with business and professional leaders from all cultural backgrounds.

North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development
The North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development (NCIMED) is a statewide nonprofit organization representing the interest of underdeveloped and underutilized sectors of the state’s economic base.  The Institute’s business development team works to assist historically underutilized businesses in accessing affordable capital, expanded market opportunities, and stable internal management and control systems.

The Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Councils, Inc. | Calendar of Events
MSDC expands business opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and creates mutually beneficial links between Corporate Members and MBEs.  The ultimate outcome is to add value to the supply chain while increasing economic opportunities for the minority business community.

The North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce offers its Hispanic and non-Hispanic members competitiveness through the many programs it provides , including seminars, networking opportunities, marketing consultations, referral networking and advocacy.

United Minority Contractors of North Carolina 
The United Minority Contractors of North Carolina (UMCNC) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests and concerns of minority contractors.  Their purpose is to enhance minority contractor business capacity, development and foster positive business relationships through leadership and advocacy for North Carolina’s minority construction community.

The Women’s Business Center of North Carolina
Established in 2000, The Women’s Business center of NC (WBC) is a partnership program between NCIMED and the SBA.  The center’s mission is to promote economic self-sufficiency for all women of North Carolina through entrepreneurship.

National Business Resources

American Business Women’s Association
The American Business Women’s Association spans the nation as the world’s most diverse professional organization for women. Tens of thousands of members gather throughout the country, united by a common goal – to support each other in professional development and career advancement.  

Asian Women in Business
Asian Women in Business is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1995 to assist Asian women to realize their entrepreneurial potential.  AWIB fills a vital need for women who need information, education and networking opportunities to start or expand their businesses.

National Association for Female Executives
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) was founded in 1972. The organization has a rich history of providing education, networking, and public advocacy to empower its members to achieve career success and financial security. Members are female executives, women business owners and others who are committed to NAFE's mission: the advancement of women in the workplace.

National Association of Women Business Owners
Since 1975, The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy.

National Black MBA Association
The NBMBAA’s vision is to be an organization which leads in the creation of economic and intellectual wealth for Blacks.

National Women’s Business Council
The National Women's Business Council is a bi-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners. The Council's mission is to promote bold initiatives, policies and programs designed to support women's business enterprises at all stages of development in the public and private sector marketplaces - from start-up to success to significance.

Service Corps of Retired Executives
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

SME Toolkit
The SME Toolkit is a free program that enables entrepreneurs and small businesses to learn how to implement the sustainable business management practices needed for growth in areas such as finance, accounting, international business, marketing, human resources and legal.  This free toolkit was launched by IBM and IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank.

The National Indian Business Association
The National Indian Business Association (NIBA) is a non-profit organization assisting in the advancement of Native business development by providing information, programs and services specially designed to address the unique needs of American Indians business owners, entrepreneurs and governments.

The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) was formed in 1984 as a national, non-profit organization representing all Asian Americans and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services.  USPAACC represents multiple ethnic groups.

Women Employed
Women Employed has one passion: to make life better for working women. We believe that all women deserve full and fair economic opportunities. That means better career options and higher pay, more opportunities for training and education, and strict enforcement of fair employment laws.