Local Resources

National Association of Professional Women – Nashville Chapter

NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other. Learn more about the National Association of Professional Women –

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SBA LINC: Connecting Borrowers with SBA Approved Lenders

Access to credit continues to bedevil too many U.S. entrepreneurs. Eighty percent of small business loan applications are rejected, according to some industry estimates, and more applications than we can count are never filed because of the difficulty of getting an appointment with a loan officer. Technology can help us address this problem. Online matchmaking

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Tennessee Economic Council on Women

The Tennessee Economic Council on Women is an economic advocate for women. Its purpose is to assess the economic status of women in Tennessee in order to develop and advocate for solutions that will address their economic needs and promote economic autonomy.

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Tennessee Lawyer’s Association for Women

Membership is open to any person who is a member in good standing of a State or Federal Bar of the United States. Any person supporting the purposes of TLAW, any student, and any law graduate awaiting admission may be a member. TLAW’s purposes include achieving the full participation of women lawyers in the rights, privileges and benefits of the legal profession.

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Tennessee Minority Supplier Development Council

The TMSDC works to build business partnerships between minority businesses (suppliers) and major corporations (purchasers). We are affiliated with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) which has a network of more than 15,000 certified minority businesses, 3,500 major corporations, and 37 regional councils nationwide.

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Tennessee Resource Map

Tennessee is home to a number of business advisers and resource providers for existing and new businesses. Pathway Lending has created the following interactive map of our statewide partners to help users find local and regional business resources and advisers.

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Tennessee Uniform Certification Program

The Tennessee Uniform Certification Program (TNUCP) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Directory is a website that provides a directory of DBE and Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) companies that are certified to conduct business in the state of Tennessee.

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