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Electrical Contracting Done Right: Rosana Privitera Biondo, #HerOwnBoss

Rosana Privitera Biondo is the President and CEO of Mark One Electric Co, Inc. Her role as President and CEO is to help drive the team to win and keep her entire staff, that are always taking on new challenges and continue to take her company to new places, working successfully 52 weeks a year. Rosana believes that action looks like the possibility of a developer or an owner wanting to build something new or renovate something existing. This daily action always creates new challenges on how to compete in the already competitive marketplace of electrical contracting.

 

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Encouraging Women in STEM: Anne Shybunko-Moore, #HerOwnBoss

Anne Shybunko-Moore is the President and Owner or GSE Dynamics, a defense manufacturing company on Long Island, NY, supplying complex structural assemblies to the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as prime to Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Sikorsky.  She is also a daughter, a wife and mother to four boys (ages 6,10,11, and 13).

 

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Marsha Bailey: Empowering Women Through Entrepreneurship, #HerOwnBoss

Marsha Bailey is the CEO and Founder of Women’s Economic Ventures, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women.  WEV provides training, consulting and capital to help both women and men — but primarily women — start up and expand small businesses.  She is also the Chair of the Association of Women’s Business Centers which advocates on behalf of the 106 SBA-funded Women’s Business Centers across the country.

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Sole Source Guru: Dawn Hall, #HerOwnBoss

Dawn Hall is President and CEO of AttainIt, a firm that helps organizations attain their supplier diversity program goals and grow their businesses. AttainIt was also awarded the first sole source women-owned small business federal contract in the U.S. in January 2016.

 

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The Tipping Point for Women’s Entrepreneurship: It’s Her Time!

We had a great Public Meeting last week – and are excited to share a brief recap with you.

The program for this quarter’s meeting included updates from the Council by our Council Chair, Carla Harris, and a reveal of our brand new research on the growth and development in women-owned businesses. We were thrilled to be joined by special guests from the Administration, notably Maria Contreras-Sweet and Tina Tchen. Here are some of the highlights.

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National Women’s Business Council Report Shows Women-Owned Businesses Thriving, Growing

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National Women’s Business Council Report Shows Women-Owned Businesses Thriving, Growing
Women are starting more than 1,140 businesses per day, employ 8 million people, and bring in annual revenues of $1.4 trillion

WASHINGTON – As part of its celebration of March as Women’s History Month, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) today released a new report showing women-owned businesses now comprise 36 percent of the country’s businesses. Women have been entering the ranks of business ownership in the U.S. at rates far exceeding the national average. Between 2002 and 2012, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. increased at a rate of 2 1/2 times the national average, and employment in women-owned businesses grew at a rate of 4 1/2 times all businesses.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day – and we’re celebrating! Every year on this day, the world unites to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Women and their business endeavors have  contributed to the global economy in so many amazing ways. Today is your day.

 

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The Growth and Development of Women-Owned Enterprises in the United States, 2002 – 2012: An Analysis of Trends from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners

Women continue to enter into the ranks of business ownership at rates exceeding the national average. Indeed, the rate at which women are launching businesses is on the rise.

  • As of 2012, there are nearly 10 million women-owned businesses[1] in the United States. These enterprises employ over eight million workers and generate over $1.4 trillion in revenues.
  • Between 2002 and 2012, the number of women-owned firms increased at a rate 2-1/2 times the national average (52% vs. 20%), employment in women-owned firms grew at a rate 4-1/2 times that of all firms (18% vs. just 4%), and the growth in revenues generated by women-owned firms paralleled that of all firms (up 51% compared to 48%).
  • The pace of business formation among women is on the rise. Between 1997 and 2002, the number of women-owned firms grew by 20%, as it did between 2002 and 2007. Then, between 2007 and 2012, the number of women-owned firms increased by 27% – a significant uptick in business start-ups.
  • On average, between 2002 and 2012, women launched an average of 928 net new firms each and every day. Within that ten-year period, there were an average of 714 net new women-owned firms per day between 2002 and 2007, and 1,143 per day between 2007 and 2012.

 

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Statement on the Federal Government Meeting the 5% WOSB Goal

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) just announced that the federal government has met the 5% government-wide prime contracting goal for spend with women-owned small businesses (WOSBs), defined as those that are at least 51 percent controlled by women, for the first time in fiscal year 2015. Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the SBA, along with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee, will share the news at the National Press Club this afternoon. Amanda Brown, Executive Director of the National Women’s Business Council, will be on the stage as well.

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The Next 31 Days…Women’s History Month!

Hello there — and happy Women’s History Month!

Every year, during the month of March, we celebrate the great contributions of women — because it is this history that reminds us that progress is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit. We’ll be spending the next 31 days highlighting the legendary women entrepreneurs that have paved the way for the now 10 million women business owners in the country, and the aspiring boss ladies of the future. Please join us as we recognize amazing women and their profound impact as innovators, inventors, industry disruptors, and more.

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