Women-Owned Firms in Federal Procurement: A Focus Group Report

ByNWBC Council

Women-Owned Firms in Federal Procurement: A Focus Group Report

Women-Owned Firms in Federal Procurement: A Focus Group Report

This report summarizes the results of focus group discussions held among women in two geographic areas: Washington, D.C. (specifically northern Virginia), and San Francisco, CA. The objectives of this qualitative research were five-fold: explore the paths these women took to federal contracting; learn about who or what helped them enter into the Federal procurement marketplace; discuss their past and current challenges in the market; explore their views on recent trends in federal procurement and how these trends are affecting them; and probe their ideas and suggestions for how to improve federal procurement system.

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NWBC Council editor

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.