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Past Research

Research Summary: Supply and Demand Perspectives on Women's Participation in Corporate Supplier Diversity Programs

December 2016

This research summary offers a synopsis of our report, Supply and Demand Perspectives on Women's Participation in Corporate Supplier Diversity...

Research on Black Women Entrepreneurs: Past and Present Conditions of Black Women’s Business Ownership

October 2016

Our analysis of the 2012 Survey of Business Owners highlight that some of the most dramatic increases in entrepreneurship occurred in women of...

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...