To further its mission of championing growth-oriented women business enterprises, Astra works with businesses, government agencies and supporting organizations that share its commitment to helping women-owned businesses succeed.
Astra’s community partners are excellent local and national resources, and offer WBEs opportunities to expand their network of business connections.
If you are a business or government organization and would like to partner with Astra, please complete the Partner Form.
Astra’s community partners are working to increase support and education for women business enterprises, and provide access to procurement and networking opportunities for a wide variety of businesses.
- American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California
- Asian Business Association of Los Angeles
- Asian, Inc.
- California Black Chamber of Commerce
- California Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Alliance
- California Economic Development Council
- Council of Asian American Business Associations
- Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
WBENC and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)Â signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in February of 2004, which states that WBENC is the certification of choice for all Latina women-owned businesses
California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (Sacramento)
Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Fresno)
Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Fresno)
Guatemalan American Chamber of Commerce (San Francisco)
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Alameda County (Oakland)
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa County (Walnut Creek)
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin County (San Rafael)
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley (San José)
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County (Santa Rosa)
Latin American & Caribbean Business Chamber of Commerce (Vallejo)
Latin American Business Chamber of Commerce (San Francisco)
Nicaraguan American Chamber of Commerce (San Francisco)
North Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Yuba City)
Northern Region Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Berkeley)
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
San Mateo County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Millbrae)
Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Fairfield)
Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Boise)
Rogue Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Medford)
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (Portland)
Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Pasco)
- Insight Center for Community Economic Development
- National Association for Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
NAWBO – Boise
NAWBO – California
NAWBO – Inland Northwest
NAWBO – Sacramento Valley
NAWBO – San Francisco Bay Area
NAWBO – Silicon Valley
- Northern California Minority Business Enterprise Center
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- Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
- Renaissance Center
- Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce
- S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Government Agency Partners
Astra and its government agency partners share a common mission: to help start, maintain and expand women-owned businesses.
Astra maintains relationships with the following government agencies, and are actively looking to build new alliances with state and local bodies within our territory. To join Astra as an Agency Partner, download and complete the Agency Member Application Form.
- East Bay Municipal Utility District
- S. Small Business Administration
Astra and the SBA have a formal commitment to support and advance the other’s mission and interests. SBA support of Astra includes organizing and sponsoring matchmaker events, and collaborating on programming and activities.
- State Certification Agencies
Astra is actively seeking relationships with state agencies to create a fast track process for Astra-certified women-owned businesses applying for state certification.
- Local Cities and Counties
Astra is actively seeking relationships with city and county agencies to create a fast track process for Astra-certified women-owned businesses applying for state certification.