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NWBC Member Spotlight: Astia

Every month we spotlight one of our Council Member organizations to keep you up to date with their most recent initiatives and events, what resources they provide and how you can get involved in their work. The NWBC Group of Six includes the representatives of the participating women’s business organizations: Association of Women Business Centers, Astia, National Association of Women Business Owners, Women Business Enterprise National Council, Women Impacting Public Policy, and Women Presidents’ Organization.

Vitter Hosts Roundtable with Louisiana Women Small Business Owners

U.S. Sen. David Vitter, Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, hosted a Roundtable Discussion with Louisiana women small business owners and the National Women’s Business Council on Friday, March 13th, to discuss success stories and the struggles small businesses face in gaining access to capital, navigating federal regulations, competing in government contracting, and any other significant issue affecting how small businesses grow.

Event: 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.

#HerOwnBoss Project Celebrates the Courage and Triumphs of Women Entrepreneurs

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the women of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) are kicking off the month with a story-telling project to highlight and share honest advice, important truths and inspiring stories from women entrepreneurs. 

The National Women’s Business Council commends the SBA and NCUA for a partnership that will increase access to capital for women business owners

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Credit Union Administration Are Working Together to Increase Access to Small Dollar Loans

Increasing the Flow of Capital to Women-led Funds; A Strategy to Increase Investment to Women Entrepreneurs

The National Women’s Business Council and the Small Business Administration met with fund managers and other industry leaders to identify opportunities to increase funding streams to women and minority-led funds

Women’s Entrepreneurship is Growing at an Unprecedented Rate; Pro-active Policy is Needed to Support and Sustain the Momentum

The National Women’s Business Council releases Annual Report, making policy recommendations to the White House, Congress and the U.S. Small Business Administration

Innovative Infographic Tool Kit Helps Identify Opportunities for Women Business Owners

The National Women’s Business Council released research in the summer of 2014 that identified major barriers to capital for high-growth women-owned businesses. The study titled, “Access to Capital by High-Growth Women-Owned Businesses,” sought to explore differences between men and women business owners regarding firm growth, amount and sources of financial capital, and the relationship between the two. 

You don’t have to be Superwoman to Grow and Scale your Business

The National Women’s Business Council and Thumbtack host event to discuss new research on gender discrepancy in growth of microbusinesses
San Francisco, CA – The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) recently released new research on microbusinesses that highlights a discrepancy between men and women who are either self-employed or run microbusinesses concluding that women-owned businesses are less likely to have hired employees than other businesses, across all industries.

NWBC continues commitment to advocating for women business owners; appoints 3 new members to the council

The National Women’s Business Council has just appointed three new women to the esteemed and diverse group of Council Members – Rosana Privitera Biondo, Pamela Prince-Eason and Anne D. Shybunko-Moore. “I am honored to welcome these women to the Council,” said sitting NWBC Chair Carla Harris, “each one of them has an extensive track record of not just successful business leadership, but also a commitment to the advancement of women in business.”