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Organizations that Serve Women in NW Michigan
and Beyound

1,000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize
Everywhere I meet women who perform reconstruction and peace work in extremely dangerous surroundings. They manage the difficult task of obtaining food and medicine for those in need. They look for missing persons and struggle to acquire better living conditions for refugees. They give schooling to orphans in order to distract them from their war experiences and ghastly memories and to bring structure and courage into these children's daily lives.

American Association of University Women
AAUW is the largest and oldest national organization for women, focusing on advocacy, action, research and lifelong learning. [Click Here to contact the Traverse City Area Branch]

Animal's Farm
Animal's Farm is launching internationally known brand names, feminist art, movies, theater and televison. An Animal Prufrock project.

Arbonne International
What if there was a way to start a home-based business, just like more than 50 million households did last year, and participate in a $100 billion industry that allows you to do something you already know how to do. Work alongside your main job until you've created a large enough secondary income. Blend family, friends and fun with work and income, allowing more time for both...

Assistance to U.S. Citizens Arrested Abroad
One of the most essential tasks of the Department of State and of U.S. embassies and consulates abroad is to provide assistance to U.S. citizens incarcerated abroad. The State Department is committed to ensuring fair and humane treatment for American citizens imprisoned overseas.

Be Your Own Boss
This Michigan website is designed to link you to the resources and assistance you need to become a key factor in Michigan's economic growth.

Benzie Women's History Project
This group, based in Benzie County, Michigan, is comprised of area women dedicated to educating ourselves and others about the women of our past, women whose voices are not always heard.

Business Women's Network Online
The Business Women’s Network continues to be an umbrella of support to millions throughout the world. Your corporate brand and message will be communicated and delivered to an audience of high net worth individuals and business owners seeking information and services.

Center for Reproductive Rights
We enter our second decade with renewed vigor and an unwavering commitment to make reproductive rights - women's human rights - a reality.

We are the Michigan groups affiliated with CODEPINK, an International women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end war, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities.

Community Resource Directory
Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanaua Counties

Emily's List
We are a network of over 100,000 Americans -- from all across the country and all walks of life -- committed to recruiting and funding viable women candidates; helping them build and run effective campaign organizations; and mobilizing women voters to help elect progressive candidates across the nation.

Feminists for Life
Promotes a feminism with a pro-life stance emphasizing nonviolence. Includes Spanish language resources.

GadflyGirl :: National Politics
She who stimulates or annoys by persistent criticism

Girls Go Tech
No matter where you live or what language you speak, math, science and technology play an important part in your everyday life. Take a look around, and you'll start to notice that math, science and technology are everywhere!

Girls, Inc.
With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas.

Grand Traverse Woman
Grand Traverse Woman is a bimonthly magazine dedicated to the interests of women in the five-county Grand Traverse region. Our mission is to provide women with a publication that is both educational and inspirational. We strive to maintain a positive, well-balanced and genuine forum for women's issues.

House of Hope
House of Hope's vision is a Christian inter-denominational, residential home, and school for teenaged girls and their families.

La Leche League of Traverse City, Michigan
All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies and toddlers are always welcome at our meetings.

League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization established in 1920 to encourage citizen participation in government. It never supports or opposes any political party or candidate. Serving: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse, and Leelanau Counties.

Lesbian Connection
A Worldwide Forum of News & Ideas For, By and About Lesbians Since 1974

Lesbian Link
An online group for womyn loving womyn, who live in, or visit, the Grand Traverse Region — to connect, communicate, socialize and support. Registration is required. ALL_TC is located on the popular Yahoo Listserv.
(NOTE: Yahoo will use information collected from you for the following purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.)

LOL: Lesbians Online
A private (membership only) advertising free, online usergroup for women loving women. Registration is required.

Michigan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources

Michigan Department of Education
A resource for parents, educators, business leaders and university professors.

Michigan Women's Commission
This website includes many links to information about women’s issues at the local, state, and national level. Some links may lead to PDF files that require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the Adobe Reader by clicking the button. You may be interested to know that Governor Jennifer M. Granholm appointed Brenda Jones Quick from Traverse City to the Women's Commission.

Michigan Women's Network
Welcome to the Michigan Women’s Network Center. Here you’ll find information, resources, and support. Thank you for you stopping by.

Michigan Women's Websites
A wide assortment of websites with information about women’s issues at the local, state, and national level courtesy of the Michigan Women's Commission.

Mom's Rising
A vibrant online community to push real family values to the forefront of our national conversation: values such as paid family leave, flexible work options, subsidized health care, and affordable childcare.

National Center for Lesbian Rights
A national legal resource center committed to advancing the legal and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.

National Organization of Women
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

National Women's Law Center
Our Mission: to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives.

Natures Way
Alternative Energy Solutions for the way we live.

NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men, and bisexual and transgender individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights.

Office of American Services and Crisis Management (ACS)
Serving Americans traveling or residing abroad. Our primary goal is to meet the needs of American citizens while providing them with premier customer service.

Planned Parenthood
Serving: Alcona, Alger, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Emmet, Gladwin, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Iosco, Iron, Isabella, Kalkaska, Keweenaw, Leelanau, Luce, Mackinac, Manistee, Marquette, Menominee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Ontonagon, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Schoolcraft, and Wexford Counties. Contact: 231/929-1844 — 1 800/230-PLAN (voice) or 231/929-0818 (fax)

Red Hat Society
Bummin in the Sun (Contact: Karyann, Traverse City)
Cheery Cherry Chatter-bugs (Contact: Nancy T. Lawton, Traverse City)
Cherry Chics (Contact: Penny Lautner, Traverse City)
Cherry Royals Bortz Health Care (Contact: Josie, Traverse City)
Jo An's Cherry Red Hatters (Contact: Betty, Traverse City)
Leelanau Lovelies (Contact: Penny, Leelanau County)
Mushroom Mama's (Contact: Sandie Peters, Mesick)
Red Hot Debutantes (Contact: Camille Brand, Traverse City)
Schattered Chatters (Contact: Josie, Traverse City)
The Garnet Jazzy Razzle Dazzlers (Contact: Joan, Traverse City)
The Roaming Red Hatters (Contact: Jeanne Robinson, Traverse City)
Torch Lake Tootsies (Contact: Denise Hanzel, Rapid City)

Resources for Military Women ::: NEW :::
Women make up fifteen percent of the U.S. military. One of every ten U.S. troops serving in Iraq is a woman. More than 16,000 single mothers have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Roughly one-third of female veterans who have sought counseling at the VA report having been the victim of rape or attempted rape during their service.

Sexual Harassment Law Firms
Unwelcome sexual advances requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment.

SHOE is a welcoming community for all women: Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgendered and heterosexual Women. That is why we named the site SHOE. Because: There are as many different kinds of shoes as there are women.

State Programs Impacting Women PDF
A list of the various programs available to women in Michigan

The Liz Library ::: NEW :::
A wide range of reference and research resources.

The Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV)
A statewide membership organization whose members represent a network of over 70 domestic and sexual violence programs and over 200 allied organizations and individuals.

The National Council of Women's Organizations
The National Council of Women's Organizations is a nonpartisan, nonprofit umbrella organization of almost 200 groups that collectively represent over ten million women across the United States. The only national coalition of its kind, NCWO has over twenty years' experience uniting American women's groups.

The Women Legislators' Lobby
WiLL is a national non-partisan network of women state legislators who work together to influence federal policy and budget priorities.

Traverse for Women
Join “ Traverse for Women” and be among the first to hear about upcoming adventures and events for women via your e-mail box.

True North Experiences
True North Experiences offers a full spectrum of personal & professional workshops, retreats and conferences as resources for women to chart their path.

U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
The national voice for women.

Welcome to the Federal Trade Commission: Your National Resource for Identity Theft
How can someone steal your identity? Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information such as your name, Social Security number, credit card number or other identifying information, without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes.

Wise Up Women
It’s never too early and it’s never too late to take control of your financial future. The first step is making time to learn and develop financial planning skills. The next critical step is taking action. By investing time and effort now, you can significantly enhance your financial security throughout your lifetime. Believe it or not, time is on your side.

Women Without Borders
Ending violence against women and girls worldwide.

Women's Calendar
Events that connect women everywhere.

Women's e-News
Bridging the gender gap every day.

Women's Environment and Development Organization
Women worldwide show how to build a global policy based on peace, equality and human rights; It's an action agenda that works for people and for the planet.

Women's Funding Network
When women and girls prosper, communities prosper.

Women's Guerilla History Project
Every year on International Women's Day (and sometimes on other days, too), groups of women gather to share posters they've made about women who inspire them, or who have been written out of his-story. They then distribute these posters and break up into teams to blanket their city in them. Here are some of the many posters they've made over the years.

Women's History Project of NW Michigan
To preserve and recognize the contributions of women to their families and communities in northwest lower Michigan

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom was founded in 1915 during World War I, with Jane Addams as its first president. WILPF works to achieve through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all.

Women's Media Center
Our mission is to assure that women and women’s experiences are reflected in the media just as women are present everywhere in the real world

Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center provides comprehensive services that help women and families empower themselves and achieve an equitable, non-violent environment. Our services reach southern Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties.

Zonta Club of Traverse City
Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women.

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Don't ever let anyone tell you that there weren't notable, accomplished, and effective women throughout history. They have always been there. HIStorians have consistently failed to document women's accomplishments — therefore each generation of women have had to reinvent themselves.
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