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Press Conference: New Data Released on Women-owned Businesses

The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) will host a press conference via telephone on August 19th, at 11am ET with Presidentially-appointed Council Chair Carla Harris, Assistant to the President Tina Tchen and senior staff from the United States Census to discuss preliminary data from the 2012 Survey of Business Owners (SBO). The data is expected to show growth in numbers of women-owned companies, especially for women of color, across the country. The preliminary data is slated to be officially released by the United States Census Bureau on August 18th, 2015.

Comment from the Executive Director on the Annual Survey of Business Owners

This comment was submitted to The Department of Commerce by NWBC Executive Director Amanda Brown on the Annual Survey of Business Owners in an effort to obtain additional crucial data on the state of women-owned businesses to help us further refine our policy recommendations:

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.

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. 

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

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.”

NWBC Supports New Legislation to Close the Gender Gap for Women Entrepreneurs

U.S. Senator and Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Maria Cantwell, along with Senators Ben Cardin, Jeanne Shaheen, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tammy Baldwin, and John Walsh introduced Senate Bill 2693: The Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014. The bill is written to improve access to lending, business training and federal contracting for women-owned businesses.

The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) released the following statement in response:

NWBC Statement following the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee's hearing on women-owned businesses

Today, more than 300 women gathered this afternoon for the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee's hearing on women-owned businesses, filling the largest Senate hearing room to capacity. The National Women's Business Council released the following statement:

NWBC a Leading Voice on Women’s Economics

This week, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) will be participating in an array of events focused on advancing economic gains for women entrepreneurs. The NWBC continues to be a leading voice on issues of importance to women entrepreneurs and will utilize its platform to advocate for women’s increased access to capital, access to markets, job creation, and data collection of women’s economic impact. Take a look at the NWBC’s upcoming involvement: