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.