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New Report Highlights Challenges Faced by Black Women Entrepreneurs; Offers Roadmap for Solving Toughest Issues


National Women’s Business Council report documents the experience of black women business owners and the significant barriers that may stem from their historical experience in the U.S.

National Women’s Business Council Announces New Online Resource Platform for Growth- Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs


New Platform Will Improve Access to Resources Required for High-Growth Women-Owned Businesses

Statement on the Federal Government Meeting the 5% WOSB Goal


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) just announced that the federal government has met the 5% government-wide prime contracting goal for spend with women-owned small businesses (WOSBs), defined as those that are at least 51 percent controlled by women, for the first time in fiscal year 2015. Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the SBA, along with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee, will share the news at the National Press Club this afternoon.

The Council Honors Women Veteran Business Owners for National Veteran's Small Business Week


National Veteran's Small Business Week, celebrated the first week of November, honors veteran entrepreneurs who continue to serve our country by creating jobs and fueling economic growth. As part of the celebration, the National Women's Business Council will recognize veteran women business owners, highlighting their great economic impact and community contributions.

New Research: Structural differences exist between men’s and women’s social networks


Women are great networkers, but may not always have access to key support relationships

The National Women’s Business Council Thanks the White House for Hosting Inaugural Demo Day


Demo Day seeks to change the face of the tech entrepreneur for a more inclusive and diverse future

Surveys Now Open for NWBC 2015 Research Projects


This summer the NWBC is excited to announce two research projects we are conducting to learn more about women entrepreneurs' experiences in corporate supply chains and with business accelerators and incubators. Our hope is this research will inform our recommendations to support women business owners and leaders - but we need your help! Do you know someone that might want to talk about their experiences with either? Have them visit our surveys below! 

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NWBC Member Spotlight: Women's Business Enterprise National Council


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 amazing 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.

Comment from the National Women’s Business Council on the SBA’s WOSB Contracting Program Update


Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced their plans to expedite the implementation of the sole source authority provision in the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program and changed the deadline to study which industries WOSBs are underrepresented, taking action on two of the provisions for women-owned small businesses passed by Congress as part of the National Defense Authorization Act last year. The Council is thrilled to see the U.S.

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.

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