The members of the National Women’s Business Council worked together throughout Fiscal Year 2007 to promote policies and programs designed to support women’s entrepreneurship. Over the past year, the Council’s activities focused primarily on the following areas: communications and outreach, research, and policy engagement.
Fiscal Year 2006 was one of transition and growth for the National Women’s Business Council. Over the course of the year, eight Council members completed their terms and five new women joined the Council. Together, the members of the Council worked throughout the year to promote policies and programs designed to support women’s entrepreneurship.
Fiscal Year 2004 continued the active and inclusive tone set over the past two years, with the publication of numerous research reports, Issues in Brief, and Fact Sheets; the hosting of several well-attended issue discussion events; broad communication via the Council’s Web site and the issuance of press releases and an electronic newsletter; and activism in the public policy arena.
To the President and Members of Congress:
The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC or Council) is pleased to transmit its 2001 Annual Report. This report includes important findings from research conducted by the NWBC on women-owned and women-led businesses, with an emphasis on access to capital and contracting opportunities.
The National Women’s Business Council is a bi-partisan Federal Government council created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise on economic issues of importance to women business owners.
The National Women’s Business Council, a bi-partisan Federal government advisory panel, was created by Congress in 1988 [Public Law 100-533]. The Council serves as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, the Congress, and the Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise, its public sector counterpart on economic issues of importance to women business owners.