3 Creative Communities for Women-Owned Businesses
Being a creative business owner can be super intimidating at times. Sure, you can Google any questions you have, but it’s also nice to find a supportive community that you actually connect with. People who share similar goals, who have the same issues as you and maybe already know how to solve them.
Especially as someone who works primarily from home, I’ve felt isolation and loneliness more times than I can count in the last two years of my business. That’s why I’ve loved joining female-focused online groups and communities that are aligned with the creative work that I do.
Here are a few of my favorite free, accessible communities where woman-owned business owners can thrive and connect with like-minded creatives. I hope you’ll consider joining them, and I’ll see you there!
There are a ton of freelancing Facebook groups out there, and those can be great resources as well, but for me, one of my favorites is Freelancing Females. I love this group so much because it’s made up of global freelancers, and you can see the work other women are doing all around the world.
Not only have I connected with several business friends, but I’ve also connected with several current clients in this group, either directly or through member referrals. Plus, Freelancing Females is also great for networking with other group members in your field, finding work opportunities, and also education.
P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for their email newsletter, which is one of my must-reads!
I’m a total Sophia Amoruso fangirl, and Girlboss just recently launched a new community that offers a digital space for thriving female business owners to connect, learn about one another and find new opportunities for collaboration. This is a great resource because the members’ directory can be filtered by industry, making sure that you are connecting with business owners of specific interest to you!
Female Founder Collective
Female Founder Collective is a little bit more exclusive than the groups mentioned above, but is a members-only space for established female founders to chat and collaborate. There is an application process required, but once you’re accepted, members will have full access to networking with other like-minded creatives.
I’d love to hear what creative women-based communities are your personal favorites and what your overall goals are when joining them. Let me know in the comments below!