Women-Owned Firms in Federal Procurement: A National Survey

ByNWBC Council

Women-Owned Firms in Federal Procurement: A National Survey

Women-Owned Firms in Federal Procurement A National Survey

This report sheds additional light on some of the issues affecting women-owned firms in federal procurement. It draws upon information from a national survey taken among women business owners from a variety of industries who had a prime federal contract in FY1997. The results of this study add to public knowledge of the characteristics, contributions, and challenges of women-owned businesses in the federal procurement arena, and form a framework for public-policy recommendations and further programmatic efforts.

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NWBC Council administrator

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a nonpartisan federal advisory council established to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, the Congress, and the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration on issues related to women’s business enterprise. The Council is comprised of eight small business owners from across the country, six representatives of national women’s business organizations, and one Chairperson, Liz Sara, who was recently appointed by President Donald J. Trump in August 2018.