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The Salt and Science Trailblazer: Fon Powell, #HerOwnBoss #StudentEdition

Fon Powell is a PhD Candidate in the Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University, a Ford Foundation Fellow and US Amgen Scholar. She is a native of St. Louis, MO and earned a BS in Neuroscience from Duke University. She is also founder of Sodium Analyte Level Test (S.A.L.T.), which is empowering 78M Americans to manage hypertension at home with the first device on the market to measure daily salt intake. Fon and her early-stage startup have been featured in Startup Weekend Powered by Google, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and recently won a grant from the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Learn more about S.A.L.T. at http://www.saltcounts.com/.

 

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#HerOwnBoss: National Small Business Week Spotlight

It’s National Small Business Week! Since 1963, when President Kennedy first proclaimed it, we celebrate the great contributions of small businesses during the first week of May.

 

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It’s Her Time: 19th Annual Conference of WPO

My standard spiel starts with the line: I have the best job in the world. And I do really feel that way – because I get to work on issues that are deeply important to me, on behalf of women who are deeply important to me every single day. Yesterday, though I had a lot of competition and the line fell flat the two times I tried to use it. That line just doesn’t work when you’re at the Women Presidents’ Organization Annual Conference, and you’re surrounded by the best of the best – the most accomplished women entrepreneurs and business leaders, and the one and only Dr. Marsha Firestone.

 

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Her Time – Women’s History Month: A Report Back

March 2016 was both a celebration of women in business and a call-to-action for continued support, empowerment, and investment. Here at the Council, we wanted to make sure that the world recognized the amazing progress in the movement and commemorate the milestone of 10 million business owners. It was a busy month. Here’s a recap…

 

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National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) Supports the Recently-Introduced “Developing the Next Generation of Small Businesses Act of 2016”

The Developing the Next Generation of Small Businesses Act of 2016, which was recently approved by the House Committee on Small Business, is a huge victory for Women’s Business Centers (WBCs), a program that has not been updated in nearly a decade, and which is responsible for counseling and training women entrepreneurs. It will 1) increase funding levels for the program to $21.75 million, an increase from the current authorization level of $14.5 million; 2) increase the maximum grant awards for individual centers from $150,000 to $185,000 per year (and continue to require that centers match their grant awards with private dollars); and 3) provide financial flexibility for centers including a hardship waiver for centers that are unable to meet their matching funds goal and scales back auditing and reporting requirements for the non-federal matching funds that exceed the required level. As a champion of women in business, the National Women’s Business Council proudly supports legislative efforts, like this one, to increase, improve, and empower the resources and programming for women in business.

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Now Accepting Applications: Summer 2016 Research Fellow

Background:

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is searching for a Research Fellow to join the team for a three-month minimum term, beginning in May 2016 (specific start date flexible).  The Research Fellow will support the Council’s Research team on the mission-critical initiatives of the Council. This is a great opportunity for students looking to apply their knowledge of economics and government in a real-world setting. This fellowship is unpaid and based in Washington, DC.  This is a fulltime fellowship, but will consider special circumstances (coursework/ other fellowships).

 

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The Wedding Extraordinaire: Kate Glantz, #HerOwnBoss

Kate Glantz is the CEO of Heartful.ly, a wedding registry for charitable giving. Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and around the world, couples and their wedding guests are empowered to fund real development projects and build a legacy to grow alongside their marriage.

 

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The Market Disrupter and Environmentalist: Kari Warberg Block, #HerOwnBoss

Kari Warberg Block is the founder and CEO of Earth-Kind. She is a champion for inventors, entrepreneurs & CEOs who are scaling their businesses. She is considered a market disrupter and is a fierce environmental advocate.

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Women’s History Month: Power Plays Playlist

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are sharing a ‘Power Plays’ Spotify playlist. Inspired by the legendary women that have paved the way for the now 10 million women business owners in the country, and the aspiring boss ladies of the future. We hope our #PowerPlays playlist serves as motivation for you innovators, inventors, industry disruptors and boss (ladies). We even had a few of our Council Members share their favorite pick-me-up or at-bat song, see below.

 

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