Voices from the Field: A Report from the National Women’s Business Council Town Hall Meetings

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Voices from the Field: A Report from the National Women’s Business Council Town Hall Meetings

Voices from the Field: A Report from the National Women’s Business Council Town Hall Meetings

In March and June 2007, the National Women’s Business Council held two town hall meetings with women business owners in St. Louis, Missouri and in Portland, Oregon. The objective of the meetings was to collect viewpoints and ideas from women business owners that could inform the Council’s policy positions and their future recommendations to government leaders. This report outlines policy issues that are relevant to women business owners and summarizes the content of the town hall meetings as it relates to those policy issues.

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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.