Astra Women’s Business Alliance, founded as Astra Society International, is an organization formed to provide personal, professional and income development skills for women business owners in the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and Northern California.
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. It also is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC works to foster diversity in the world of commerce with programs and policies designed to expand opportunities and eliminate barriers in the marketplace for women business owners. WBENC works with representatives of corporations to encourage the utilization and expansion of supplier/vendor diversity programs.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 200,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. As an influential voice, the Society's mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 550 affiliated chapters and members in more than 100 countries.
California Chamber of Commerce
We’re the champion of California businesses, large and small. Our 15,000 members are a diverse group, ranging from companies like Mondavi Winery and the Walt Disney Corporation to local companies with a handful of employees.
For more than 100 years, we’ve worked to make California a better place to do business by giving private-sector employers a voice in state politics and providing a full range of California-specific products and services. Experience has taught us that California’s business leaders need comprehensive support that follows key issues like health care, workers' compensation and business taxes. Not only do we give you the tools to make compliance easier after laws are passed, we work within state and federal politics to ensure fair legislation and a pro-business climate.
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is a non-profit trade association that represents approximately 30 companies that account for the bulk of petroleum exploration, production, refining, transportation and marketing in the six western states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Founded in 1907, WSPA is the oldest petroleum trade association in the United States.