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Past Research

Research on Women’s Participation in Corporate Supplier Diversity Programs, Part 1

June 2016

Corporate supplier diversity programs are a “win-win” for customers and suppliers as they positively affect the marketplace by increasing the...

Grow Her Business: A Resource for Start-up to Scale-up

June 2016

The Grow Her Business: A Resource from Start-up to Scale-up resource platform is LIVE! Grow Her Business is a searchable...

Resource Inventory for Growth-Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs: Findings and Future Directions

May 2016

Women business owners with growth aspirations can contribute significantly to economic growth in the United States, but women are currently under-...

Research Philosophy

May 2016

The National Women’s Business Council is a nonpartisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to...

The Growth and Development of Women-Owned Enterprises in the United States, 2002 - 2012

March 2016

This research is an analysis of the key trends and findings in women’s business ownership, comparing figures from the 2002, 2007, and 2012 Surveys...

A Media Resource on Women and Entrepreneurship

December 2015

Based on our survey of media coverage on entrepreneurship the Council identified a gap in culture where we could better support media makers in...

TOOLKIT: How to Build an Effective Social Network

October 2015

Based on NWBC research released earlier this year,...

Undercapitalization as a Contributing Factor to Business Failure for Women Entrepreneurs

September 2015

One of the Council’s key areas of research is on women's access to capital, a continual challenge for women entrepreneures. Two of the NWBC’s...