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WASHINGTON, D.C. – (December 20, 2022) – The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is proud to share its 2022 Annual Report. NWBC serves as a source of advice and counsel to Congress, the White House, and the SBA Administrator on issues of importance to women entrepreneurs. The report, which includes a slate of impactful policy recommendations, has been delivered to these audiences and is now available to the public. 

“Our Council Members have worked determinedly throughout the year and we are delighted to have encapsulated this effort through our annual report,” said Tené Dolphin, Executive Director of NWBC. “NWBC elevates the position of America’s over 11 million women entrepreneurs through research, engagement, advocacy, and policy deliberation. We have made major progress on these efforts over the past year and hope to build on this progress into the new year.”

Innovative research, recaps of events, notable legislation and resiliency resources are just a few of the highlights NWBC’s 2022 Annual Report has to offer. Also in the report are policy recommendations focused on access to capital and opportunity, women in STEM, and rural women’s entrepreneurship, which include the following:

  • Congress should consider viable options for expanding tax relief for small business owners severely impacted by global supply chain disruptions and workforce availability issues, emphasizing relief for businesses in industries with a significant level of participation by women and minorities.
  • The Biden-Harris Administration’s implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) should continue to emphasize and prioritize women and women of color to ensure fair access to actual contracting awards through focused outreach, education, and data collection.
  • SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) should continue supporting WBCs to help them enhance coordination with procurement technical assistance centers (PTACs) and other small business resource partners to better assist rural women business owners interested in pursuing federal contracting opportunities, which might include leveraging referrals and instituting robust benchmarks and metrics.
  • And more!

To explore NWBC’s 2022 Annual Report and view reports from previous years, visit the Annual Reports page.


About The National Women’s Business Council

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory committee created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners. To learn more, please visit:

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