Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance

The mission of the Richmond Chapter of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance is “to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession.” The Richmond Chapter was established in 1949 and continues to bring together professional women in the field of accounting and financial services.

Agile Richmond

Agile Richmond is a professional non-profit organization of people in the Richmond, Virginia area committed to Agile, Lean, and Kanban methodological practices. Agile Richmond is a vibrant, well-run organization promoting the opportunity for it’s members and guests to share knowledge, excitement and learning about Lean, Agile, and Kanban in both theory and practice.

AITP Richmond

The Association of Information Technology Professionals was founded to provide learning and growth opportunities to data processing managers and staff through networking, chapter activities, conferences, seminars and special interest groups. Today, AITP offers industry leadership and opportunities for professional development and personal growth to its more than 5,000 professional members across all disciplines and to its 6,000 student members. The Richmond Chapter provides the local presence and meeting forum to deliver the most tangible benefits associated with AITP. With nearly 100 members representing over 60 local organizations, the Richmond Chapter is an excellent forum for networking, informal discussions, educational seminars, and exchange of ideas.

American Business Women’s Association

An affiliate of the American Business Women’s Association, the River City Express Network of Richmond was founded in 2001 to provide professional education and networking support to Richmond area business women who need a different kind of organization. The association has over 80 members and hosts monthly meetings to provide networking and resources.

American Marketing Association

The award-winning Richmond Chapter of the American Marketing Association offers networking opportunities, seminars and special events to marketing professionals, educators and students in the Richmond Region. AMA Richmond has more than 300 active members with a passion for marketing and is the oldest and most successful chapter of the American Marketing Association.

BDPA Richmond

The Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) of Richmond is a proactive community service organization with the mission of “Educating the community through technological knowledge.” Members are provided opportunities to enhance their networking skills, play an active role in planning, developing, and implementing local and national projects designed to meet BDPA’s goals and objectives as well as enhance personal and professional goals. BDPA members have an opportunity to be elected to national and local offices, chair committees/task forces and participate in committee/business area activities. The skills gained through taking on responsibilities in BDPA prove to be a valuable asset to one’s professional and personal life.


Supports the success of its membership, providing a strong business voice and developing leaders and entrepreneurs in the Greater Richmond area.

Data Management Association

The Central Virginia Chapter of DAMA is a not-for-profit, vendor-independent, professional organization dedicated to advancing the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge as key enterprise assets. Through educational opportunities and open forums, DAMA Central Virginia hopes to further the field of data management.

Executive Women International

Executive Women International is a nonprofit organization of diverse business, service, and professional firms. It aims to bring together key individuals for the purpose of promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional development, and encouraging community involvement.

Greater Richmond Relocation Council

Formed by relocation professionals in the Richmond metropolitan area to share and gain knowledge on issues, challenges and solutions in the evolving field of relocation in the business community.

Helping Young Professionals Engage

The goal of Helping Young Professionals Engage, or HYPE, is to enrich the region by connecting young professionals and providing professional development and community engagement opportunities for them.

Information Systems Security Association

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is the largest international, not-for-profit association for information security professionals. The Central Virginia Chapter provides educational forums, information resources and peer interaction opportunities to enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.

ISACA Virginia Chapter

Since its inception, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has become a pace-setting global organization for information governance, control, security, and audit professionals. The Virginia Chapter Virginia Chapter sponsors local educational seminars and workshops, conducts regular chapter meetings, and promotes and elevates the visibility of the IS audit, control and security profession throughout the region.

National Association of Women Business Owners

Contributes a strong voice and vision for women entrepreneurs and corporate partners in creating business opportunities, strategic alliances and influencing public policy.

OWIT Central Virginia

Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) is united around the globe to foster international trade and the advancement of women and men doing business in international trade by providing networking and educational opportunities. It is a non-profit professional organization. The OWIT International network currently extends across 25 chapters located in Central, North, and South America, Western Europe, Africa, and the Middle East with approximately 3,000 individual members around the world.

PMI Central Virginia Chapter

Project Management Institute (PMI) Central Virginia Chapter serves the professional interests of chapter members by enhancing expertise through project management education and training, supporting PMI certifications, and promoting association with other project management professionals. Members include business, civic, government, and education communities in Central Virginia.

Public Relations Society

The Richmond Chapter of the Public Relations Society is a professional association that serves Central Virginia public relations practitioners. Through regular events such as Lunch Programs, Professional Development Sessions, and Networking Events, PRS enriches the professional development of its members.

Retail Merchants

Retails Merchants enhances the image and profitability of member companies through advocacy, information and networking opportunities. The 110-year-old association assists local Richmond Region businesses in thriving.

Richmond Ad Club

A dynamic organization of advertising professionals serving the Richmond, Virginia advertising community since 1960. The Ad Club is dedicated to the betterment of the advertising industry in our area and throughout the Southeast. Their mission: “To unite our ad community through service endeavors, education and the celebration of creativity.”

Richmond Adobe Users Group

The Richmond Adobe User Group is for people with a common interest in design. Meetings focus on using Adobe software, managing clients, and how to get clients. They primarily focus on InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat, though they do venture off the print path for web and video too.

Richmond Java Users’ Group

The Richmond Java User Group (RJUG) is for Java professionals and enthusiasts in the Richmond, VA area. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month. Their goal is to provide a forum for the Java community to discuss current trends in the programming language and software development practices. RJUG host speakers to discuss current trends in Java, JVM-hosted languages and software development practices.

Richmond SharePoint User Group

The Richmond SharePoint User Group reaches the SharePoint community in the metro Richmond area and beyond. We seek to build community among SharePoint enthusiasts for learning, sharing, and connecting. Our group consists of professionals from all SharePoint roles and from a broad cross section of business sectors, including the private sector, legal, education, state and federal government, nonprofit and for profit companies and organizations.

Richmond Society of Human Resources

Richmond SHRM is the premier association that elevates the human resource profession to critical new heights to achieve organizational success. We develop professionals and provide opportunities to contribute to each other, our organizations, and our communities. Richmond SHRM is an affiliate member of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. Because we are a 100% chapter, once you join SHRM, you only need to affiliate with Richmond SHRM to be a member of our organization as well — there are no additional dues.

Richmond SQL Server Users Group

The Richmond SQL Server User Group is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server located in Richmond, Virginia. Networking and presentations are provided for Database Developers and Architects to explore the Microsoft SQL Server database.


rvatech promotes the success of technology companies and the growth of the technology sector of the Central Virginia economy. rvatech hosts over 60 events annually to build the technology community and provide members with a chance to connection with fellow tech professionals, government and business leaders.

The Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association

Seeks to improve the professional competence of area lawyers, including its members, through educational and other means, as well as support and enhance the personal satisfaction and professional advancement of women in the legal profession and in the judiciary.

The Venture Forum

Provides an educational forum in which entrepreneurs, sources for capital, and service professionals exchange ideas about venture related issues – promoting the common interests of all parties in the venture process.

The Virginia Bar Association

A voluntary organization of Virginia lawyers committed to serving the public and the legal profession by promoting the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and excellence in the legal profession; working to improve the law and the administration of justice; and advancing collegial relations among lawyers.

Virginia International Business Council

The VAIBC has adopted as its mission “to be a foremost provider of impactful, international intelligence with respect to market opportunities, sourcing possibilities, environmental realities and the strategies and tactics related to global business success in Virginia.” It is an organization of international trade professionals in the region.

Virginia Restaurant, Lodging, and Travel Association

The unified voice for the restaurant, lodging, travel and hospitality suppliers associations. The Association creates value for members by promoting the legislative interests of the industry, providing cooperative marketing, educational opportunities and protecting free enterprise.

Virginia Society of Public Accountants

The Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Society of Public Accountants enhances the success of its members by providing timely, relevant continuing professional education and networking opportunities.