The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory council established to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the Small Business Administration. As advocates for the nation’s estimated 13 million women-owned businesses, NWBC launched a series of roundtables across the country convening women business owners to better understand the unique challenges they face and identify opportunities for growth.

NWBC has a laser focus on 3 areas of importance for 2023 and beyond. We want to recommend policies that improve access to capital and opportunity for female founders, encourage more women to start and grow companies in STEM, and remove obstacles for women business owners so they can participate in inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems. We do this by convening women business owners and stakeholders across the country to hear and learn about the real-world problems and overall landscape that women are facing.

2023 Roundtables

October 25, 2023

Virtual | 35th Anniversary Celebration

August 17, 2023

Washington, D.C. | Women in STEM

2022 Virtual Roundtables

May 9, 2022

Online | Rural Women’s Entrepreneurship

February 4, 2022

Online | Access to Capital & Opportunity

2021 Virtual Roundtables

May 5, 2021

Online | Access to Capital & Opportunity

2020 Roundtables

February 27, 2020

San Juan, PR | Access to Capital & Opportunity

May 26, 2020

Online | Rural Women’s Entrepreneurship

July 28, 2020

Online| Women in S.T.E.M