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The Accounting Wiz: Laura Yamanaka, #HerOwnBoss

Laura Yamanaka is Co-Founder and President of teamCFO, a firm that provides outsourced CFO and Controller services to small and mid-sized businesses.

 

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The Ad Woman: Kimberly Blackwell, #HerOwnBoss

Recognized as one of the country’s top advertising and marketing executives, Kimberly Blackwell is the founder and CEO of the award winning PMM Agency. Having developed a national reputation as a trusted brand and reputation manager to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and influencers – she serves as a key consultant to C-Suite officers and Department Directors in strategic areas of MarCom, Inclusion & Organizational Effectiveness.

 

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Survey of Business Owners NWBC Calculations Methodology

Gender:

Women-owned businesses, as defined by the U.S. Census, are businesses in which women own 51 percent or more of the equity, interest, or stock of the business. Men-owned businesses are defined as men owning 51 percent or more of the equity, interest, or stock of the business. Equally men-/women-owned businesses those in which the equity, interest, or stock of the business is shared 50-50 among men and women owners. Publicly held, foreign-owned, and non-profit businesses are not included in NWBC analysis unless otherwise explicitly noted.

Please see Definitions of Common Terms of the Survey of Business Owners for more information.

Classification:

Calculations are based off of privately-held and classifiable firms or the SBO classification of “all firms classifiable by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status.”

Firms that are publically held or firms that are not classifiable by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status are not used in the current calculations. Publicly held and other firms not classifiable by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status companies include: publicly held, foreign-owned, and not for profit.

The definition of “White” business ownership means non-Hispanic White individuals; this is also referred to as “nonminority.”

Please see Definitions of Common Terms of the Survey of Business Owners for more information.

North American Classification System (NAICS):

As an industry classification, Other Services (except Public Administration) (81) is defined as businesses that provide services not specifically provided for elsewhere in the NAICS classification system. Such as, but not limited to, repair and maintenance, electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance, personal and household goods repair and maintenance, death care services, dry-cleaning and laundry services, religious, grant making, civic, professional and similar organizations.

Industries not classified (99) are excluded from NWBC analysis as these industries are actually classified within every NAICS sector as “all other.”

Please see North American Industry Classification System for more information.

Comparability of the 2012 and 2007 SBO Data:  

Per methodology published by the Census Bureau, “For the 2012 SBO, the use of administrative data for direct substitution may have affected the equally owned estimates.”   In particular, the 2012 SBO reflects relatively fewer equally-owned firms than non-equally owned firms in comparison with 2007 estimates.   Further analysis is required to understand the extent to which this technique has influenced non-equally owned estimates.

Please see Methodology – 2012 Survey of Business Owners for more information.

 

The 2012 SBO data, as well as data from 2007 and 2002, are available on the Census Bureau’s website at www.census.gov/econ/sbo and through American FactFinder (AFF), the Census Bureau’s online, self-service data access tool.

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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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