NWBC Hosts Roundtable in Austin, TX

ByNWBC Council

NWBC Hosts Roundtable in Austin, TX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Temren Wroge
202-738-3523
Temren.Wroge@sba.gov

THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S BUSINESS COUNCIL:
WOMEN IN SMALL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE – AUSTIN, TX

WASHINTON, D.C., July 16, 2019 — The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is hosting a Women in Small Business Roundtable in Austin, TX on July 25, 2019, with local Council Member Rebecca Contreras, President & CEO of AvantGarde LLC, NWBC Chair Liz Sara, and local women business owners.

The roundtable will explore the challenges and opportunities for women’s entrepreneurship by delving into the topic of access to capital, with a specific focus on issues related to credit access, federal procurement, and venture capital.

Women-owned businesses are an integral part of the U.S. economy. Today, there are an estimated 12.3 million women-owned businesses accounting for 40% of all businesses, yet access to capital remains the largest barrier to success for women-owned firms. In 2018, women looking to start or grow their business earned less that 2.7% of venture capital dollars.

The roundtable discussion will serve as the springboard for the Council’s policy recommendations to Congress, the President, and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration as they relate to issues surrounding women entrepreneurs and business owners. 

For more information, please contact Ashley Judah, Legislative Aide, at Ashley.Judah@sba.gov. 

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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.