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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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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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Happy Birthday to H.R. 5050 – Women’s Business Ownership Act!

For women, entrepreneurship, and the socioeconomic advancement of our country, October 25th is a very important day for us all! Today marks the official 28th Birthday of the passing of H.R. 5050, better known as the Women’s Business Ownership Act (and the Council’s 28th Birthday). As a key day of National Women’s Small Business Month, we would like to celebrate the achievements of H.R. 5050 and the women business owners and stakeholders that continue to champion for women entrepreneurs all across the country. This Act was a decades-long culmination of motivated women entrepreneurs, key stakeholders, policymakers, advocates, and allies that saw the crucial need for equal access for women business owners and governmental support to women in business.

 

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Public Meeting | Atlanta, A Trailblazing City: The Importance of Diversity & Innovation in Entrepreneurship

According to the 2012 U.S. Census’ Survey of Business Owners, there are 376, 506 women-owned businesses in Georgia. That’s an increase of 98,216 businesses from 2007.The city of Atlanta is ranked in the top 3 among the top 25 most populous metropolitan areas for its growth in number of women-owned businesses. There are 203,000 women-owned businesses in the metro-Atlanta area. The City of Atlanta spearheaded by Mayor Reed created the Women Entrepreneurs Initiative – a commitment to support the start and growth of women business owners and entrepreneurs. Atlanta’s story, especially for women entrepreneurs is truly unique which makes it the trailblazing city that it is today.

 

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Public Meeting | Beyond the Start-Up: Strategies to Scale-Up

As of 2012, 36 percent of all non-farm and privately-held businesses in the U.S. are owned by women. Yet, women-owned businesses are largely under-represented among high-growth firms. In particular, Census research indicates that less than two percent of women-owned firms generate revenues of $1 million or more. This same research demonstrates that firms with $1 million or more in revenues are far more likely than smaller firms to have employees: Ninety-seven percent of firms with at least $1 million in revenue have employees, compared to only 16 percent of firms with less than $1 million in revenue. Thus, increasing the number of high-growth women-owned firms would not only support women’s entrepreneurship, but may also notably contribute to job creation.

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Press Conference: New Data Released on Women-owned Businesses

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) will host a press conference via telephone on August 19th, at 11am ET with Presidentially-appointed Council Chair Carla Harris, Assistant to the President Tina Tchen and senior staff from the United States Census to discuss preliminary data from the 2012 Survey of Business Owners (SBO). The data is expected to show growth in numbers of women-owned companies, especially for women of color, across the country. The preliminary data is slated to be officially released by the United States Census Bureau on August 18th, 2015.

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Event: Women’s Entrepreneurship on the Rise – Austin and Beyond

When the founders of Monkey Mat, Christie Barany and Courtney Turich, met they never dreamed their innovative solution for new moms – would turn into a necessary product and nationally recognized brand. After winning Shark Tank they have gone on to successfully scale their business by providing an innovative product that didn’t already exist – portable, sanitary mats for toddlers.

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How Women Entrepreneurs are Revitalizing America

The National Women’s Business Council’s March public meeting to be hosted in Detroit spotlighting the local entrepreneurship ecosystem for women

Detroit, MI – Through their research, the NWBC has found that new businesses are an important bedrock of a thriving economy and have in recent years shown themselves to create jobs and economic growth, nationally and locally.

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

Please join the National Women’s Business Council for a celebration of women’s entrepreneurship, and the policy makers and efforts that have contributed to the unprecedented growth in recent years.

 

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Public Meeting | An Afternoon with the NWBC: Tea, Cookies, and #AccesstoMarkets

Please join us for the next quarterly meeting of the National Women’s Business Council on Wednesday, September 24th in Washington, DC. It will be an afternoon packed with interactive workshops and resource sharing for women business owners, leaders, and those aspiring on exporting, corporate supply chain, and government contracting, plus updates from the Council.

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