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We are pleased to share  the Council’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019, “Advancing Women Entrepreneurs. Growing America’s Economy.”

The National Women’s Business Council’s (NWBC) 2019 Annual Report identifies three important initiatives that represent the Council’s focus: improving access to capital for female founders, encouraging more women to start companies in STEM-related fields, and removing obstacles for women business owners in rural areas

In this Annual Report, we:

  • Express NWBC Chair Liz Sara’s vision for guiding the Council to exponentially increase outreach and engagement to federal, legislative, and external stakeholders;
  • Provide the findings, conclusions, and policy recommendations of the Council. This year, NWBC has concentrated its mission to strengthen women in business on three major areas: improving access to capital for female founders, encouraging more women to start and grow companies in STEM-related fields, and removing obstacles for women business owners in rural areas;
  • Highlight the effectiveness of NWBC’s Women in Small Business Roundtable series, which convened over 300 women business owners and stakeholders to gain a deeper insight into the problems, challenges and overall landscape in which women founders and small business owners currently operate.