Elevating Women in Entrepreneurship

ByNWBC Council

Elevating Women in Entrepreneurship

The very notion of entrepreneur has become associated with a sexist, exclusionary culture, one where women are treated with hostility. In addition, there is the very real bias that exists when women entrepreneurs seek funding; female CEOs get only 2.7% of all venture funding. Moreover, a report by the National Women’s Business Council notes that “Compared with men, women business owners raise smaller amounts of capital to finance their firms and are more reliant on personal, rather than external, sources of financing.”

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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.