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Public Meeting | A Celebration of Women Business Owners: History, Participation and Progress

Every year, during Women’s History Month, we celebrate the great contributions of women. Please join the National Women’s Business Council in celebrating the milestones of women in business at our next online Public Meeting on Wednesday, March 8th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm ET.

 

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On the Commercialization Path: Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Outputs among Women in STEM

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Commissioned by the National Women’s Business Council and prepared by BD2,LLC and RTI International, On the Commercialization Path: Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Outputs among Women in Stem presents an examination of innovation among women in STEM fields by identifying gaps in their entrepreneurial outcomes and highlighting future opportunities for policy improvements.

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Honoring the Trailblazers of our Past and Present this Black History Month

February 2017 

Every year, we recognize February as Black History Month – an opportunity for the Council to commend the momentous achievements of African-Americans in our country, particularly the Black women entrepreneurs and business owners who ideate and innovate every day.

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NWBC’s new research report: Social Entrepreneurship Amongst Women and Men in the United States

Social entrepreneurs are business owners concerned with what is often referred to as a triple bottom line: the achievement of economic, social, and environmental goals.  In other words, social entrepreneurs design their businesses to solve not just market problems, but also specific societal problems.

 

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Social Entrepreneurship Amongst Women and Men in the United States

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Commissioned by the National Women’s Business Council and prepared by Siri Terjesen, PhD, Social Entrepreneurship Amongst Women and Men in the United States uses brand new data on social entrepreneurship among men and women in the United States to confirm the message that women are successfully launching, leading, and growing social ventures across the country. In particular, this project gives an exciting “first look” at data from the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, and reveals some pretty interesting trends about social enterprises. Learn what percentage of U.S. entrepreneurs report leading a social enterprise, how entrepreneurial motivations differ between men and women, and recommendations for why and how policymakers should support social enterprises.

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2016 Annual Report

 

2016 Annual Report

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We are pleased to share Council’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016, “United We Thrive: Sustaining Our Momentum in Public and Private Arenas”

This year marks another period of tremendous growth and opportunity for women business owners.

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United We Thrive: Sustaining Our Momentum in Corporate and Public Arenas

We had a great Public Meeting in December – and are excited to share it with you.

 

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New Report Provides Recommendations to Increase Women Business Owners’ Access to Private Markets through Supplier Diversity Programs

National Women’s Business Council report analyzes U.S. corporate supplier diversity programs and points to key areas in which suppliers, corporations and policymakers can work better together to scale-up and grow women-owned businesses.

WASHINGTON – December 7, 2016 – The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) today unveiled a new report highlighting strengths and challenges of U.S. corporate supplier diversity programs and revealing areas for suggested policymaker support, as well as recommendations for women business owners and corporations.  Supply and Demand Perspectives on Women’s Participation in Corporate Supplier Diversity Programs, prepared for NWBC by Premier Quantitative Consulting, Inc., details findings from three complementary studies to further women’s access to the corporate marketplace.

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Public Meeting | United We Thrive: Sustaining Our Momentum in Corporate and Public Arenas

You are invited to join the National Women’s Business Council for our next public meeting – United We Thrive: Sustaining Our Momentum in Corporate and Private Arenas on Wednesday, December 7, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm ET, via web conference. As the current administration comes to a close, we have the opportunity to reflect on the progress that we have made and the path forward.

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Research on Women’s Participation in Corporate Supplier Diversity Programs, Part 1

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Corporate supplier diversity programs are a “win-win” for customers and suppliers as they positively affect the marketplace by increasing the number of qualified and experienced members of the supply chain. For women-owned firms, corporate supplier diversity programs can serve as a critical pathway to corporate market access as contracting with large corporations is an opportunity for women business owners to develop stable revenue streams, enhance their social networks, and scale up their businesses. Private and public corporations initiate supplier diversity programs to incorporate women- and minority-owned businesses into their procurement processes across the supply chain. The stability and connections developed within high quality programs may advance growth-oriented and scale-up women business owners in intensifying and expanding their businesses.

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