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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 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.

The NWBC salutes partner organization WBENC for tremendous contributions to entrepreneurship ecosystem

It’s been an eventful month for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). An organization dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs and a key player in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, WBENC has had several big wins in the last few weeks on top of their ongoing, day-to-day support of women business leaders:

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. 

Statement from the Chair of The National Women's Business Council Carla Harris on Women Owned Small Business Provisions in the NDAA

The National Women’s Business Council is thrilled to see the important provision of sole source authority given to the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program included in the final text of the National Defense Authorization Act, signed by Congress on December 12, 2014. This provision is a top priority for the Council.

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

Statement from Carla Harris, Chair of the National Women’s Business Council on the Sole Source Provision in the NDAA

The National Women’s Business Council is thrilled to see the important provision of giving authority for sole source contracts in the WOSB Procurement Program included in the final text of the National Defense Authorization Act. This provision has been a top priority for the Council as we work to ensure that all government agencies meet their 5% procurement goals for women-led and women-owned businesses. 

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.”

The National Women’s Business Council Celebrates Women’s Small Business Month