The following is a list of resources compiled by the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative. These resources are intended to be used primarily as a tool. The resources include local, regional and national organizations. It is important to the Initiative to include all business related resources dedicated to and involved in diversity, inclusion and leadership issues. If you would like to have a resource added, please e-mail us at When contacting these organizations, please mention that you found them through the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative.

St. Louis African American Organizations

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) St. Louis County Branch

Ensuring the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States and eliminate race prejudice.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Ensuring the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States and eliminate race prejudice.

St. Louis Black Leadership Roundtable

Action group which improves the quality of life for African Americans in the St. Louis Metropolitan region by initiating appropriate action to bring about effective targeted change based on focused agenda carried out through dialogue and catalytic partnership.

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis

Empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.

St. Louis Black Repertory Theater

African-American Theater

St. Louis African American Publications

Limelight: America’s Largest Regional Black Magazine

Monthly newspaper about the African American community doing well, solving their own problems, helping others and interacting in a positive way.

St. Louis American

Comprehensive weekly newspaper directed at the St. Louis African-American community.

St. Louis Argus

Weekly newspaper reporting on African-American community based news.

St. Louis Black Pages, Inc.

A print publication that offers both an annual magazine and a sectionalized business directory.

St. Louis Business Resources

East-West Gateway Coordinating Council

The metropolitan planning organization for the St. Louis region.

St. Louis Minority Business Council (SLMBC)

Dedicated to creating a climate in the business community that will make purchasing from Minority Business Entrepreneurs a normal corporate practice.

Missouri Office of Equal Opportunity

St. Louis Regional Chamber

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro St. Louis

St. Louis Community Development Resources

Better Family Life

Dedicated to prosperity and growth of the African American family.

Big Brothers – Big Sisters of Greater St. Louis

To enhance the positive development of youth through a mentoring program.

FOCUS St. Louis

Offers numerous programs and initiatives designed to strengthen the region.

Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley

Communicating the message of free enterprise and opportunity.

Metropolis St. Louis

Creating and promoting an environment in the City of St. Louis that attracts and retains young people.

St. Louis Diversity Resources

The Diversity Awareness Partnership

A one-stop site dedicated to providing information on diversity.

National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis

Cultural Leadership

In Sight St. Louis


St. Louis Internship Program

International Institute

St. Louis Economic Development Resources

St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC)

Fostering economic development and growth in the City through increased job and business opportunities.

Economic Council of St. Louis County

Creating high quality business and employment opportunities for long-term diversified economic growth.

Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois

A broad-based economic development corporation representing Southwestern Illinois.

St. Louis Educational Resources

Fontbonne University

A four year liberal arts institution founded in 1923.

Harris-Stowe State University

“The only historically black college serving the unique needs of metropolitan St. Louis.”

St. Louis Community College

Lindenwood University

St. Louis Public Schools

Providing free educational services for children residing in the City of St. Louis.

St. Louis University

Jesuit University founded in 1818 located in the City of St. Louis.

Maryville University

One of the outstanding private universities in the Midwest offering an innovative liberal arts education.

United Negro College Fund

Provides scholarships and fellowship to students that attend their member institutions, other historically black colleges and universities.

University of Missouri-St. Louis

St. Louis location of the University of Missouri.

Washington University

A medium sized independent research university.

Webster University

Fine arts institution in St. Louis.

St. Louis Minority Professional Organizations

Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalist

National Association of Black Accountants

National Black MBA Association

National Council of Negro Women

St. Louis Association of Black Social Workers

St.Louis Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)

Asian American Organizations

Asian Pacific Women’s Leadership Institute

Addressing the challenges facing Asian American and Pacific Islander women to nurture trusteeship within our communities.

Indian Business and Professional Women (IBPW)

Support network for business and professionals that promote education, leadership and self-development through seminars and workshops.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

National Association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professionals and law students increasing diversity of the Federal and State judiciaries.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

A group that has taken an active role in issues that affect Asian Pacific Americans by testifying before Congress.

National Association of Asian Professionals

Promoting the personal and professional development of Asian American community.

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Representing Asian and Non-Asian American businesses and professionals in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, entertainment, community and public service.

Hispanic Organizations

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Promoting the development of member colleges and universities.

Hispanic National Bar Association

National Association representing the interests of Hispanic American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students in the United States.

National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives (NAHFE)

Promotes career opportunities for qualified Hispanics in the Federal GS/GM-13/15 grade levels and in the Senior Executive Service policy-making positions.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)

Premier Hispanic MBA professional business network for economic and philanthropic development.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Serves the nursing and health care delivery needs of the Hispanic Community and the professional needs of Hispanic Nurses.

National Association of Hispanic Public Administrators (NAHPA)

Enhances and assists Hispanics with career development through effective networking and information dissemination.

National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP)

Serves to improve the quality of Hispanic publications nationwide.

National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations (COSSMHO)

Dedicated to improving the health and psycho-social well-being of the nation’s Hispanic population.

National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI)

Developing Hispanics as ethical leaders through training, professional development, relationship building and community and the world activism.

National Hispanic Corporate Council

Corporate America’s foremost authority and advocate on Hispanic business issues.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Promotes Hispanics in engineering, math and science.

National African American Organizations

African American Women Entrepreneurs, Inc. (AAWE)

Organization founded to organize, uplift and promote African American women in business

American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Minorities in the Profession Committee

Encouraging increased  participation in the Young Lawyers Division by minority lawyers.

Association of African-American Women Business Owners

Helping African American women start and stay in business.

Association of Black Cardiologist

Resolving to make exemplary health care accessible all in need and committed to advocacy and diversity.

Black Women’s Forum

Leader in African American issues in Los Angeles and around the world

Black Women’s Network

Organization dedicated to the professional development of black women.

Black Data Processing Associates

Professional organization in the information technology industry bridging the Digital Divide with programs and services.

Black Geeks

A virtual community where technical professionals, educators, entrepreneurs, students, parents and community leaders can come together to share technology information and resources.

National Association of African American in Human Resources

Promoting the careers and issues of Black human resources professionals and to provide a forum for the professional development of those individuals.

Black Student Fund

Providing a unique set of support services and financial support that virtually assures that students will reach their goals.

Black Women in Sisterhood for Action (BISA)

Develops and promotes alternative strategies for education and career development for black women.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Specializing in Internet Interface Application that centralize a present information of black colleges and universities.

Mentors — Peer Resources

A community of wisdom.

National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. (NACWC)

Focusing on economic empowerment, developing business skills, health care, housing inequities and crime among other issues.

National Black Nurse Association

Providing a forum for collective action by nurses to investigate, define and advocate for the healthcare needs of African Americans.

National Business League

Eliminating racial prejudice and the isolation of the African American business community by simulating civic pride and preventing the continued deterioration of African American occupied areas by improving business skills.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW)

Community service, leadership development, and enhancement of career opportunities through networking and programming.

National Council of Black Engineers and Scientists

Contributing a voice in the futre direction of increasing minority participation in the technical profession.

Naional Society of Black Physicists

Promoting the professional well-being of black physicists within the scientific community and within society at large.

National Society of Black Engineers

Dedicated to the development of intensive programs for increasing Black and other ethnic minority participation in the field of engineering and engineering technology.

National Minority Procurement Organizations

National Association of Purchasing Mananagement, Inc.

Exists to educate, develop and advance the purchasing and supply management profession.

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

Providing a direct link between corporate American and minority owned businesses.

Small Business Administration Pro-Net

Procurement resource for and about small businesses.

U.S.General Services Administration Office of Enterprise Development (OED)

Conduct monthly seminars on government contracting for women and minority business owners.

National Minority Publications

Black Enterprise Magazine

Careers and the Disabled Magazine

Native American Resources

Native American Bar Association

Serves as the national association for Native American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students.

Native American Community National Center for American Indians Enterprise Development

Premier business consulting firms for Native Americans since 1970.

Online Recruiting

Helps connect employers and job seekers using the most powerful career network on the web.

A direct link –

A JobBox –

A SearchBox –

Premier online service for diversity career development and recruitment.


Connecting the most progressive companies with the most career minded individuals.

St. Louis Today

A strategic Workforce Solutions.

St. Louis-based employer and job-seeker site.

Organizations for Women

Women’s Business Alliance

Encouraging and supporting business women involved in or interested in international trade.

Association for Women Geoscientist (AWG)

Encourages participation and career of women in geosciences.

National Association for Female Executives


“Advancing women into business leadership.”

Digital Women

An international community for women in business around the globe.


Entrepreneur program at Saint Louis University.

Executive Women International

Committed to meeting the needs of business women and their firms.

Federally Employed Women

Establishes and maintains with federal agencies, working relationships that advocate the fair application of EEO and personnel laws. policies, procedures and practices.

FINCA International — Foundation for International Community Assistance

Supporting the economic and human development of families trapped in severe poverty.

Financial Women’s Association

Premier association for women in the Financial services industry.

Global Women/Forum

Promoting learning, leadership and cooperation and to address problems that disproportionately affect women in transitioning economies and isolate communities, through cultural dialogue and by forging dynamic partnerships between women around the world.

Grace Hill’s Women’s Business Center

Business Counseling, Mentoring, SBA Pre-Qualification and Training.

International Women’s Media Foundation (WMF)

Strengthening the role of women in the news media around the world.

National Associoation of Women Business Owners

Support and resources to help grow your business and enrich your life.

National Association of  Women’s Yellow Pages

Directory of women-owned business distributed to the most influential women in the country.

National Businesswoman’s Leadership Association

This organization runs one-day workshops across the country.

National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)

Established to increase competition for corporate and government contract through implementation of a national certification for women business enterprises.

Network of East-West Women (NEWW)

Empowering women and girls throughout the East and West by dialogue, networking, campaigns and educational and informational exchanges.

The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs

Promoting and protecting the interests of African-American business and professional women.

Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network

Catalyst for change that enhances the success of women in the engineering profession.

For women-owned businesses selling to the government.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

A coalition of corporations. regionally focuses women’s business organizations and representative of the Women’s Business Enterprise Community.

Women’s Funding Network

Promotes the development and growth of women’s funds that empower.

YWCA of Metro St. Louis

Mission is to empower women and girls and eliminate racism.

Professional Organization of Women, Inc (POW)

Empowering African American Women to Learn, Lead and Succeed!


Women and Diversity Wow Facts

Publication of resources and interesting facts regarding woman and diversity.

Black Enterprises Magazine

The virtual desktop for African Americans

Careers for the Disabled Magazine

Career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at the undergraduate, graduate or professional level.

Hispanic Business Magazine

Business magazine documenting the growing affluence and power of the Hispanic community.

Minority Business Entrepreneur

A bimonthly publication for and about minority and women business owners.

St. Louis Business Journal

Primary Source of St. Louis business news.

St. Louis Commerce Magazine

Regions definitive source of business news.

St. Louis Post Dispatch

A general circulation newspaper providing local, NATIONAL and international news.

Women’s Yellow Pages of Greater St. Louis

Illinois Business Journal

The Illinois Business Journal is a monthly publication covering business news and information in the Southwestern Illinois, Central Illinois and the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

Other Resources

The American Institute for Managing Diversity, Inc.

Brings together authoritative information about Africa and her Diaspora.


“Where African Americans live online.”

Extensive diversity site.

Diversity training and consulting.

Multicultural web portal that users can personalize.

Entertaining Diversity, Inc.

Programs to promote cultural diversity and tolerance.

Diversity career development and recruitment.

Where careers, opportunities and diversity connect.

National Multicultural Institute

Diversity training institute.

The Black Collegian

The career site for students of color.

Local Fraternities — St. Louis Chapters

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Epsilon Lambda Chapter

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

St. Louis Alumni Chapter

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

Upsilon Omega Chapter

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Kappa Sigma Chapter

100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis

Local Sororities — Local Chapters

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Gamma Omega Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Omicron Eta Omega Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Upsilon Phi Omega Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Omicron Theta Omega Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

St. Louis Alumnae Chapter.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Eta Mu Sigma Chapter

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Zeta Sigma Chapter

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Xi Zeta Chapter