“Looking at the levels of women in executive leadership positions, unfortunately the percentage is lower than male executives,” Nina Roque, executive director of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), told the Business Journal. “While we have seen that increase in recent years, women entrepreneurs are relying on mentorship at the executive level from both men and women.” The NWBC is a nonpartisan federal advisory body to the president, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.