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You don’t have to be Superwoman to Grow and Scale your Business


The National Women’s Business Council and Thumbtack host event to discuss new research on gender discrepancy in growth of microbusinesses
 
San Francisco, CA – The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) recently released new research on microbusinesses that highlights a discrepancy between men and women who are either self-employed or run microbusinesses concluding that women-owned businesses are less likely to have hired employees than other businesses, across all industries.
 

NWBC continues commitment to advocating for women business owners; appoints 3 new members to the council


The National Women’s Business Council has just appointed three new women to the esteemed and diverse group of Council Members – Rosana Privitera Biondo, Pamela Prince-Eason and Anne D. Shybunko-Moore. “I am honored to welcome these women to the Council,” said sitting NWBC Chair Carla Harris, “each one of them has an extensive track record of not just successful business leadership, but also a commitment to the advancement of women in business.”
 

The National Women’s Business Council Celebrates Women’s Small Business Month


 
Washington, D.C. – In the last several decades, women have made undeniable progress in starting and growing their own businesses. Every October, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) along with leaders in the women’s entrepreneurship community come together to reflect on these advancements. 
 
“Women’s Small Business Month is a great time to highlight the advancements made by women in business and celebrate women business owners,” says Amanda Brown, Executive Director of the NWBC. 
 

The NWBC Congratulates Winners of the SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition


Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced fifty winners of the SBA Growth Accelerator Fund. The SBA Growth Accelerator Fund has awarded a total of $2.5 million in prize awards to fund accelerators, with special attention to the programs supporting underrepresented groups in the small business community, including underserved areas, companies in the manufacturing sector, and businesses owned by women and people of color.

Senator Gillibrand & NWBC Chair Carla Harris on Women’s Equality Day


Washington, DC – In recognition of Women’s Equality Day, marking the 94th Anniversary today of the historic certification of the 19th amendment that granted women the right to vote, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) Chair Carla Harris released the following statement:
 

NWBC Unveils New Research on Women’s Access to Capital: Access to Capital Is A Great(er) Challenge For Women


Today, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) released new research on High Growth Women-owned Businesses' Access to Capital. The report, prepared by Alicia Robb and Susan Coleman of Marin Economic Consulting company, outlines the differences between men and women business owners, regarding the scale of business growth, amount and sources of financial capital, and the relationship between the two.

NWBC Supports New Legislation to Close the Gender Gap for Women Entrepreneurs


U.S. Senator and Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Maria Cantwell, along with Senators Ben Cardin, Jeanne Shaheen, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tammy Baldwin, and John Walsh introduced Senate Bill 2693: The Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014. The bill is written to improve access to lending, business training and federal contracting for women-owned businesses.

The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) released the following statement in response:

NWBC Statement following the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee's hearing on women-owned businesses


Today, more than 300 women gathered this afternoon for the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee's hearing on women-owned businesses, filling the largest Senate hearing room to capacity. The National Women's Business Council released the following statement:
 

NWBC a Leading Voice on Women’s Economics


This week, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) will be participating in an array of events focused on advancing economic gains for women entrepreneurs. The NWBC continues to be a leading voice on issues of importance to women entrepreneurs and will utilize its platform to advocate for women’s increased access to capital, access to markets, job creation, and data collection of women’s economic impact. Take a look at the NWBC’s upcoming involvement:

U.S. Women's Chamber Releases Report on Women's Economic Priorities


Today, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce released a report on women’s economic priorities outlining current economic conditions along with federal budget and policies to support women’s economic priorities. The National Women’s Business Council released the following statement:
 

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