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2009 Annual Report

2009 Annual Report

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Throughout Fiscal Year 2009, the members of the National Women’s Business Council collaborated to promote policies and programs designed to support women’s entrepreneurship. The Council’s activities over the past year concentrated primarily on the following areas: communications and outreach, research, and policy engagement.

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2009 Policy Priorities of Women Business Owners in the Greater New Orleans Metro Area

2009 Policy Priorities of Women Business Owners in the Greater New Orleans Metro Area

In October 2009, NWBC hosted a Town Hall meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana to speak with women business owners in the region about how their businesses have been impacted post Hurricane Katrina. This report details the comments, concerns, and recommendations these participants contributed during the meeting.

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The Economic Impact of Women-Owned Businesses in the United States

The Economic Impact of Women-Owned Businesses in the United States

For the first time, the Center for Women’s Business Research, has utilized a methodology to measure the economic impact of the 8 million U.S. businesses currently majority women-owned. Today, women-owned firms have an economic impact of $3 trillion that translates into the creation and/or maintenance of 23 million jobs, 16 percent of all U.S. jobs. These jobs not only sustain the individual worker, but contribute to the economic security of their families, the economic vitality of their communities and the nation.

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2009 Policy Priorities of Women Business Owners

2009 Policy Priorities of Women Business Owners

This report outlines key policy recommendations from participants of the series of town hall meetings NWBC facilitated from March 2007 through April 2009. There is a particular emphasis on the most recent meeting, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia in April 2009, to reflect that meeting’s intent to determine how women business owners’ needs may have changed amid the current national economic downturn.

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2009 Women’s Business Summit: Report and Recommendations

2009 Women’s Business Summit: Report and Recommendations

At a summit hosted by NWBC in February 2009, thought leaders from the women’s business community came together with policymakers to begin developing goals and milestones for the women’s business community for the next decade.  This report provides highlights of the event, including discussions among breakout groups on proposed short-term, mid-term and long-term goals for achieving economic growth in the women’s business community.

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Successful Practices for Establishing and Modifying Entrepreneurship Programs for Women: Resources for Entrepreneurship Centers & Non-Credit Programs

Successful Practices for Establishing and Modifying Entrepreneurship Programs for Women: Resources for Entrepreneurship Centers & Non-Credit Programs

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) today released a report which analyzes successful practices of entrepreneurship programs serving women students, and offers tips to educational institutions looking to expand their programs for current and future women entrepreneurs. The two-part report, Successful Practices for Establishing and Modifying Entrepreneurship Programs for Women, reflects the Council’s commitment to increasing access to educational opportunities for women business owners.

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Current Priorities and Challenges of Women Business Owners

Current Priorities and Challenges of Women Business Owners

A new report released this month by the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) outlines current policy priorities of women business owners. The report, Current Priorities and Challenges of Women Business Owners, features key policy recommendations of women business owners who participated in NWBC’s series of six town hall meetings across the country throughout 2007 and 2008. While many of the policy issues discussed during the meetings are timeless, this new report focuses primarily on initiatives the government can take to support women-owned businesses during the current economic crisis. NWBC will incorporate many of the report’s outcomes in its recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Evaluating Federal Mentor-Protégé Programs

Evaluating Federal Mentor-Protégé Programs

Mentor-Protégé Programs exist in many federal agencies to help small businesses gain technical and business skills from large
prime contractors, and to build networks and experience that will help them compete and succeed in the federal contracting
landscape. Started by the Department of Defense in 1991, there are now many versions of Mentor-Protégé Programs that share
similar objectives but have different programmatic and incentive structures. The National Women’s Business Council conducted a
research initiative to learn how well Mentor-Protégé Programs are serving women-owned businesses and how they might be
strengthened to help women-owned businesses become an even greater engine driving economic recovery.

NWBC’s study focused on Mentor-Protégé Programs in six agencies: the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, National Aeronautics and Space Agency, and the Small Business Administration. The project involved extensive literature research, a questionnaire sent to 130 women-owned business protégés, and follow-up interviews with protégé CEOs and Agency program staff.

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2008 Annual Report

2008 Annual Report

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Throughout Fiscal Year 2008, the members of the National Women’s Business Council collaborated to promote policies and programs designed to support women’s entrepreneurship. The Council’s activities over the past year focused primarily on communications and outreach, research, and policy engagement.

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2007 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report

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The members of the National Women’s Business Council worked together throughout Fiscal Year 2007 to promote policies and programs designed to support women’s entrepreneurship. Over the past year, the Council’s activities focused primarily on the following areas: communications and outreach, research, and policy engagement.

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