Professional Organizations - Detail
Alliance of Technology and Women www.atwinternational.org
ATW supports women and men worldwide who share the common interests of empowering women in technology, increasing the number of women in executive roles and encouraging women and girls to enter technology fields.
This is the local champter of Alliance of Technology and Women - They ofer monthy meetings, Ececutive Leadership Forums, Greatminds & Mentoring. They also offer a special rate to join for the unemployed. For a calendar of events go to http://www.dfwatw.org/events/category/meetings/month/
American Advertising Federation, AAF Dallas - http://www.aafdallas.org/
The Dallas chapter of the American Advertising Federation is the oldest civic organization in Dallas and celebrated its 100th year anniversary in 2008. We are the only association that represents all facets of the advertising industry. For career-minded people, the Dallas chapter of the American Advertising Federation is the professional organization that builds industry, knowledge and relationships.
American Collectors Association http://www.acainternational.org
ACA International is not-for-profit trade association for professional businesses and individuals in the credit and collection industry. ACA ties together the entire credit and collection cycle, which is critical to the world's economy. ACA's membership includes collection professionals, asset buyers, attorneys, creditors and vendors in more than 55 countries. The association is the voice of the credit and collection industry and serves as a resource for its members, the media, policy makers and consumers.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) http://www.asme.org/, http://sections.asme.org/northtexas/, http://sections.asme.org/wts/ The North Texas Section tends to meet in the North Dallas suburbs; the West Texas Section tends to meet in the FW / Arlington area. The parent organization and the local sections all have LinkedIn groups that post meeting information, job leads, etc. ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.
American Society for Quality http://www.asq.org
The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is the world's leading authority on quality. With more than 100,000 individual and organizational members, this professional association advances learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results, and to create better workplaces and communities worldwide. As champion of the quality movement, ASQ offers technologies, concepts, tools, and training to quality professionals, quality practitioners, and everyday consumers, encouraging all to Make Good Great.
American Society of Safety Engineers http://www.asse.org/
ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its more than 30,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education.
American Society of Transportation & Logistics www.astl.org
AST&L's mission is to promote and facilitate education and certification in the fields of transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. AST&L's membership of shippers, carriers, educators, consultants and third-party logistics individuals are dedicated to continuing education and are committed to raising the professional standards in the transportation and logistics industry.
Association for Talent Development ATD
Dallas Chapter – http://www.tddallas.org Ft Worth/Mid Cities Chapter –http://www.atdfortworth.org/
The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).
American Women in Radio and Television www.awrt.org
The mission of AWRT is to advance the impact of women in the electronic media and allied fields by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to our members and the industry. Our Goals: 1. Work to improve the quality of the electronic media; 2. Promote the entry, development and advancement of women in the electronic media and allied fiends; 3. Serve as a medium of communication and idea exchange; and 4. Become involved in community concerns.
Association of Information Technology Professionals www.aitp.org
Dallas Chapter – www.aitpdallas.org
AITP is the professional association comprised of career minded individuals who seek to expand their potential - employers, employees, managers, programmers, and many others. The organization seeks to provide avenues for all their members to be teachers as well as students and to make contacts with other members in the IT field, all in an effort to become more marketable in rapidly changing, technological careers.
Baylor Alumni Network - http://www.baylor.edu/alumni/network/index.php?id=872974
The Baylor Business Network hosts monthly breakfasts, luncheons featuring prominent speakers, and networking opportunities for alumni on any career path. Events and speakers vary by location. Chapters in Dallas, Fort Worht, Waco and other locations.
Dallas A&M Roundtable - For more than 12 years now, the Aggie Roundtable has had a loyal following. Attendance at each meeting includes a good mix of Aggies who are employed and Aggies "in transition". The ART group uses referral networking to assist each other in expanding business opportunities and to help find jobs for those in transition. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Early Networking begins at 6:50 AM Program starts at 8:00 AM Roundtable will end by 9:00 AM. Check the DAMC Calendar http://www.dallasaggies.org/html/calendar.asp for the current location of the Aggie Roundtable meetings. $5 Meeting cost covers Coffee and Juice; additional proceeds benefit the DAMC scholarship fund. For more info go to http://www.dallasaggies.org/html/network.asp
Dallas Business CLub - http://www.dallasbusinessclub.com/The DBC provides a platform for high-level networking within a peer group of similarly-minded professionals. Any MBA graduate from one of our 27 member alumni chapters is eligible to attend any event, mixer or party hosted by the DBC.
DallasHR JobLink for Human Resources Professionals - JobLink is free and open to individuals who are currently unemployed or who have been notified that their jobs are ending and who are seeking employment in the field of human resources. Membership in DallasHR is not required. JobLink meetings are at 9:00 a.m., the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Dallas HR office, 5001 LBJ Freeway. Suite 800 (Heritage Square II - Argosy University Building) Dallas, TX 75244. Please visit www.dallashr.org/joblink or call 214-631-8775 for more information on these free networking meetings.
Dallas / Fort Worth Retail Executives Association - http://dfwrea.org/ The Dallas/Fort Worth Retail Executives Association (DFW-REA) is the leading professional development and networking organization in North Texas for executives in the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries, and for those providing services to such industries. Our season runs September through April, and our monthly meetings feature a speaker or expert panel addressing critical and timely retailing issue. Our speakers are usually C-level executives and founders of major retail organizations in North Texas and throughout the country.
GeekMeet http://www.geekmeet.com/our-cities/dallas-tx/ Connect with Geeks in Dallas - GeekMeet was founded in Dallas in 1999 and has had a strong presence ever since. With more than 3500 technology professionals in GeekMeet Dallas we have a lot to offer anyone looking for a networking opportunity with the tech community. We look forward to having you at one of our events soon! There are other chapters in other cities, visit the national website at http://www.geekmeet.com/
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International www.hsmaidfw.org
The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International. HSMAI is an organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and sales and marketing management disciplines.
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America www.ies.org
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over 100 years; its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers, through a variety of programs, publications, and services. Local IES Sections and many lighting corporations offer formal educational programs on lighting, utilizing material developed by IES. Sections offer programs related to specific applications based on IES standards - seminars on sports and recreational lighting, lighting industrial facilities, roadway lighting, museum lighting, to name a few. Virtually every curriculum devoted to lighting - from beginner to advanced - includes IES educational materials. Call 214-335-5500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) http://www.ieee.org/dallas/
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) promotes the development of electro- technology and allied sciences, the application of those technologies for the benefit of humanity, the advancement of the profession, and the well-being of its Members.
IEEE Dallas Engineers' Network Group - This group is a professional networking group intended for all Engineers and Engineering Professionals. There is no requirement for membership in IEEE to participate and join group activities. Events will be free of charge unless otherwise stated. Purpose for this group is to enable networking for Engineers. If you are an Engineer who would like to help another Engineer, Entrepreneurial Engineer, Engineering Recruiter or in career transition – these events are for you! Some networking events will include “discussion sessions” specifically focused for Engineers “in career transition”, but all engineers are welcomed to participate in Round Table events. For more info go to http://sites.ieee.org/dallas/engineers-network-group-eng/
Plano - 1st Monday of the month, 6:30-8pm at Northwest EMC 3801 E. Plano Pkwy. Suite 150. Plano TX 75074
Dallas - 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30-8pm at 3rd Generation Engineering 7920 Belt Line Road #591 Dallas, TX 75245
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) http://chapterportal.imanet.org or www.dallasima.com
The Institute of Management Accountants, a world-wide organization dedicated to furthering the professions of accounting. We invite you to explore our web site for info about our chapter, and we encourage you to visit often for current news & events.
Institute for Supply Management www.ismdallas.org
If you work in any of the areas of purchasing and supply management (purchasing, materials management, contract management, or inventory planning and forecasting) and if you are ready to go from just a job to a profession, we invite you to visit with us at one of our many meetings and events. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and companies in the Dallas area and can be an important networking resource.
Instrument Society of America www.isa.org
ISA is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities.
Insurance Women of Dallas Inc. - www.insurancewomenofdallasinc.com
IWD is an association of insurance persons dedicated to the highest standards of performance and integrity, it’s purpose is to promote insurance, education, encourage professional development of its members, and provide a foundation for mutual support within the association and the industry.
International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) www.iaap-hq.org
The IAAP mission is to be the acknowledged, recognized leader of administrative professionals and to enhance their individual and collective value, image, competence, and influence.
- Arlington Golden Circle Chapter (Arlington / Grand Paririe) - www.iaap-arlington.org
Big D Chapter (Downtown Dallas) - www.iaap-bigd.org
Fort Worth Trinity Chapter (Downtown Fort Worth) - www.fortworthiaap.org
Los Colinas Chapter - www.lascolinasiaap.org
North Dallas Chapter - www.iaap-northdallas.org/
North Tarrant Bluebonnet Chapter (NE Tarrant County) - www.iaap-ntbc.org
Plano Chapter - www.iaap-plano.org
International Society for Performance Improvement Dallas / Fort Worthwww.ispidfw.org
ISPI Dallas/Fort/ Worth (ISPI DFW) is one of more than 60 chapters world wide that operate under the rules, policies and regulations of ISPI. ISPI DFW holds monthly meetings for members in North Texas with Human Performance Technology orientations, networking opportunities, and presentations to enhance your knowledge, skills and professional growth.
Frisco Jaycees www.facebook.com/#!/friscojaycees
Marketing Executives Networking Group www.mengonline.com
MENG is a national network of top-level marketing executives. The organization is devoted to enhancing its members' professional skills, relationships, and knowledge. MENG has local chapters in 12 major cities in the continental United States. The purpose of MENG Chapters is to provide an opportunity for members to: Network with peers, Exchange local company information, Provide industry news, Swap search ideas, Trade local resources, Develop more personal relationships and bond in small groups.
Metroplex Technology Business Council www.metroplextbc.org
Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) is the largest technology trade association in Texas. It is dedicated to the promotion of the high tech industry in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. The MTBC accomplishes its mission by fostering a supportive business environment for technology companies and members of the technology community through leadership, advocacy, education and cooperative initiatives. The MTBC does this by "Connecting People, Inspiring Ideas". The MTBC focuses on four specific areas to accomplish this vision: Talent & Workforce Development, Innovations, Advocacy and Branding, Education and Networking
Mid-Cities Human Resource Association (MCHRA) www.mchra.org
The Mid-Cities Human Resource Association (MCHRA) (SHRM Affiliate Chapter #308) is the premier association for human resource professionals in the Mid-Cities area. Formed in 1974 by professionals from Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding cities (Mid-Cities), a local forum was organized in an effort to enhance the local community,educate and develop members, and advance the Human Resources profession.To promote a greater understanding of the Human Resource function, members enjoy networking, community involvement, leadership roles, and participation in seminars, expos, and workshops featuring expert speakers on key HR-related topics. Chapter members include all levels of HR practitioner, business leaders from a variety of industries, and full-time students working towards a degree in Human Resources.
National Association of Credit Management http://career.nacm.org/
NACM’s mission and core purpose is to position business credit professionals for success while setting standards of excellence in business credit and financial management. NACM is committed to enhancing, promoting and protecting the interests of business credit and financial management professionals; representing business credit grantors in all industries; being a member-governed and owned association that exists primarily to serve and support its members, and to research and benchmarking.
National Association of Professional Mortgage Women www.napmw.org
Dallas - www.napmwdallas.org
NAPMW is not a women's organization. But since women make up the majority of professionals in the mortgage/banking profession, our purpose is to help them advance in business, personal and leadership development. We believe this is a cause everyone can stand behind. We also believe by providing the highest quality and most comprehensive education to our members - both men and women - they will be able to best serve their customers and succeed in their careers.
National Society of Professional Engineers http://www.nspe.org/
Dallas Chapter - www.dallastspe.org
The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is the recognized voice and advocate of licensed Professional Engineers. Through education, licensure advocacy, leadership training, multi-disciplinary networking, and outreach, NSPE enhances the image of its members and their ability to ethically and professionally practice engineering.
North Texas Compensation Association www.ntcassoc.org
Welcome to the North Texas Compensation Association (NTCA) web site. Founded in 1993, the NTCA exists to foster education and exchange of information among Human Resources Compensation practitioners and policy makers in Dallas/Fort Worth and the surrounding region. This site is designed to keep you up to date on the organization's events, educational and employment opportunities and membership.
North Texas Society for Human Resources www.northtexasshrm.org
The North Texas Society for Human Resources Management is the premier organization for human resources professionals in Denton County. Along with advancing the student chapters at Texas Woman's University, and University of North Texas, the purpose of the organization is to provide opportunities for continuing education, cooperative research, exchange of information among members, and to raise the standards of performance in all phases of Human Resources Management in Denton County.
North Texas Technology Council (NTTC) http://www.nttc.ws
The NTTC'S mission is to: - promote the technology industry in North Texas, - foster collaboration among technology organizations, - help drive the success of member companies in their fiends - provide a diverse forum for building recognition of North Texas as a global leader in technology development and application.
Organizational Development Network www.odnetwork.org
The OD Network is dedicated to being a leader in the advancement of the theory and practice of organization development by: Helping to define and communicate the values, purposes and benefits of organization development, Promoting the effective and ethical use of organization development principles, tools and best practices. Supporting practitioners through enhanced learning and professional development opportunities. Providing a values-based home for OD practitioners, researchers and educators to exchange ideas and create dialogue on critical issues. Sharing leadership and partnering with others to achieve our vision.
Project Management Institute www.pmi.org
Dallas Chapter – http://www.pmidallas.org
Fort Worth Chapter - http://www.fwpmi.org
Project Management Institute is focused on the needs of project management professionals worldwide. PMI membership opens up a world of opportunity - sharing ideas and experiences, accessing industry information, attending seminars and workshops on leading-edge topics, increasing your professional exposure through networking and project participation, and gaining leadership experience.
Public Relations Society of America www.prsa.org
Dallas Chapter - www.prsadallas.org
Fort Worth Chapter - www.fortworthprsa.org
PRSA welcomes all communications professionals who want to meet people in their field and become more involved in the area's dynamic public relations and marketing community. Dallas PRSA strives to provide services that help develop core skills as well as provide continuing education for more seasoned professionals. The organization is also dedicated to professional interaction and centering, offering monthly topical luncheons and other activities that spur creativity and encourage pacification.
RENG (ReaI Estate Executive Network http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/RENGDFW/
WE ARE: a group of real estate professionals who provide support & networking information to our members within the DFW area. Our group consists of active job-seekers & employed professionals who may want to change jobs. We are a support group with members sharing networking contracts & job leads.
Rotary International http://www.rotary.org
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Salesmanship Club http://www.salesmanshipclub.org/
Founded in 1920, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families in the greater Dallas area.
Sales & Marketing Executives, International-Dallas www.smei.org
Sales & Marketing Executives International (SMEI) is the worldwide organization dedicated to ethical standards, continuing professional development, knowledge sharing, centering students and advancing free enterprise.
Society for Human Resource Management http://www.shrm.org
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 210,000 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.
Society of Consumer Affair Professionals International (SOCAP) http://www.socap.org
SOCAP was established in 1973 to help shape the business community’s response to changing consumer needs and expectations. Local Chapters hold meetings at local businesses around the metroplex.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers www.sme.org
The mission of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers is to be internationally recognized by manufacturing practitioners, companies and other organizations as their source for information, education and networking.
Society of Petroleum Engineers http://www.spe.org/
SPE'S mission is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.
Society of Technical Communications - Lone Star Community - www.stc-dfw.org
The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is the world's largest professional organization for people involved in technical communication. The Lone Star community (LSC) is one of the largest communities in the U.S., drawing members from all over the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex area. They have a very active job board specifically for people in technical communications field. For meeting information go to http://www.stc-dfw.org/pages/meet_monthly.htm
Society of Texas Enviromental Professionals (STEP) - http://www.txstep.org/
The Society of Texas Environmental Professionals (STEP) is a nonprofit Texas corporation organized primarily for the financial, industrial and agricultural sectors of commerce within the State of Texas. STEP was formed to serve the needs of, but not limited to, entities, industries and agricultural operations that hold environmental permits and/or licenses from either municipal, state or federal agencies, as well as, the community at large, having environmentally related requirements and concerns. We must come together as a unified voice and commit to setting professional ethics of the highest order, otherwise, the fabric of our profession will remain unwoven. This is our opportunity to shape not only environmental policy and standards, but to shape the future of the world in which we live. Meetings in Dallas and Fort Worth.
Society of Women Engineers http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.
Southwest Venture Forum www.swvf.org
The Southwest Venture Forum is a non-profit forum where entrepreneurs seeking to start or build a business can meet with sources of capital and professionals to facilitate the acquisition of financing and to obtain advice and information. The membership includes entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, bankers, attorneys, trade association representatives, accountants, and consultants who have experience working with early and intermediate stage growth-oriented entrepreneurs and their firms.
Supply Chain Today www.supplychaintoday.com
SupplyChainToday originated from a list of bookmarks that were collected more than four years ago. SupplyChainToday has now become one of the top Supply Chain destinations on the Internet. The websites included on this site are the ones that we believe quickly add value without a lot of advertisements or marketing material. Within the site, there are many areas that give information in bullet point format for quick reference to many supply chain topics.
Telecommunications Industry Association http://www.tiaonline.org/
TIA represents providers of information, communications and entertainment technology products and services for the global marketplace through its core competencies in standards development: domestic and international policy advocacy, and facilitating member business opportunities. The association facilitates the convergence of new communications networks while working for a competitive and innovative market environment.
Telecom Corridor, Richardson, TX http://www.telecomcorridor.com/
This site will connect you to the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, the Metroplex Technology Business Council, Richardson Economic Development Partnership and the Leadership Richardson websites.
Texas Exes http://www.texasexes.org/
University of Texas alumni association with a mission to unite, inform and involve alumni and friends for the purpose of promoting, protecting and preserving The University of Texas.
Texas Association of Business www.txbiz.org
Representing companies from the largest multi-national corporations to small businesses in nearly every community of our state, TAB works to improve the Texas business climate and to help make our state's economy the strongest in the world.
Texas Society of Professional Engineers http://www.tspe.org/
The Texas Society of Professional Engineers, one of the largest state societies in the United States, was founded in 1936 to serve the interests of the individual engineer in Texas across all branches of engineering. Composed of 27 local chapters and eight student chapters, TSPE is the only active, established organization devoting its entire effort to the professional, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of engineering.
The Senior Source www.theseniorsource.org
The Senior Source works to cultivate the best quality of life for people over age 55 in the greater Dallas area. Underneath The Senior Source umbrella, you'll find nine programs serving the very active retiree to the frailest elderly. For more than 45 years, we've been The Senior Source because we're a major community agency in Dallas exclusively serving older adults.
Toastmasters, Intl. http://www.toastmasters.org
Toastmasters offers a proven way to improve your communication skills. By participating in a fun and supportive Toastmasters group, you'll become a better speaker and leader and gain confidence to succeed in whatever path you've chosen in life.
Turnaround Management Association www.turnaround.org
TMA'S mission is to serve as a forum for corporate renewal professionals from all disciplines to promote high standards of practice, foster professional development and enhance the image of TMA members.
Usability Professionals Association - DFW www.dfw-upa.org
The D/FW Metro Area chapter of the UPA was formed to provide local usability professionals and others concerned with the usability of their company’s products with locally-based educational, networking, and professional resources. The UPA supports those who promote and advance the development of usable products, reaching out to people who act as advocates for usability and the user experience. Members come from across the broad family of disciplines that create the user experience. Typical jobs are usability engineer, information or user experience architect, interaction designer, or web developer. The Usability Professionals’ Association (www.upassoc.org) is a multi-disciplinary organization devoted to promoting usability concepts and techniques worldwide. It provides members with opportunities to network with other usability professionals on the web and at the annual conference. It provides businesses with practical information that can be used to develop more usable products, and access to usability professionals who can help businesses achieve their goals and improve customer satisfaction. UPA also serves as a learning resource for employees, including an annual conference, a quarterly newsletter, and a large membership with usability expertise. Membership is open to professionals who practice, conduct, or teach in a usability-related profession, as well as to fulltime students enrolled in a usability-related field of study.
WIFS - Women in Insurance and Financial Services - Dallas / Fort Worth Chapter www.wifsdfw.org
Women In Technology http://www.witi.com
Dallas Chapter - http://www.witi.com/center/regionalchapter/dallas/
WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities. With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. WITI products and services include: Networking, WITI Marketplace, Career Services/search, National Conferences and Regional Events, Publications and Resources, Small Business Programs: Research, Bulletin Boards and more.
Women's Leadership Exchange www.womensleadershipexchange.com
Women's Leadership Exchanged (WLE) is a social entrepreneurship founded by and for successful businesswomen. Recognizing the unique challenges facing women in business - whether they are leading their own companies or are leaders in the corporate, government or not-for-profit sectors, WLE offers a program that helps them fill the information gap and provides a venue for building connections that will facilitate their success in business and in life. At the center of this program are conferences - featuring leading experts, accredited business coaches and interactive programming - in major markets around the U.S. In addition, WLE offers a resource-packed website, teleconferences, an enewsletter, local presentations and a facilitated connection program that enables women to lend support to each other on a local and national basis.
WOVI (Women of Visionary Influence) www.womenofvisioninternational.org
''WOVI, Incorporated develops programs and activities designed to lead, educate and mentor women. Through our membership, charitable contributions and corporate benefactors, we provide centering and leadership to members and to women in the community's ''WOVI, Incorporated through outreach, collaboration and expansion provides for the individual development of women globally.''