The State of Women's Entrepreneurship: Progress and Promise

Live Press Conference and Web Cast to Focus on Women's Business Issues

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Time: 9:00 -- 10:00 a.m. eastern time

Place: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge (529 14th Street, 13th floor,

Washington, DC) and on the Web at:

May 06, 2005, 01:00 ET from National Women's Business Council

    WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The past three years has seen new energy
 and vitality at the National Women's Business Council, with increased
 research, connectivity and advocacy activity. We invite you to attend --
 either in person or virtually -- an important one-hour event that will
 summarize the progress and promise of women's entrepreneurship as seen from
 Council leaders. In her final address to the women's business community as she
 ends her term of office, chair Marilyn Carlson Nelson will highlight the
 significant progress made by women's business enterprises during the last
 three years.
     The event will also feature comments from Council members and leading
 women's business community representatives, and plenty of time for questions
 and dialogue with in-person and online attendees. The key themes that will be
 addressed will include:
      * access to affordable health care coverage;
      * access to federal procurement;
      * access to capital;
      * access to mentoring and entrepreneurial training, and
      * women's entrepreneurship on the world stage.
     For additional information, please contact Aileen Kishaba, NWBC Director
 of Policy Programs, at 202-205-6829 or at
     The National Women's Business Council
     The National Women's Business Council is a bi-partisan federal government
 council 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. Members of the Council are
 prominent women business owners and leaders of women's business organizations.
 The National Women's Business Council is committed to conducting research on
 issues of importance to women business owners and their organizations,
 communicating these findings widely, connecting the women's business community
 to public policy makers and providing programs and platforms for change to
 expand and improve opportunities for women business owners and their
 enterprises. For more information about the Council, its mission and
 activities, contact: National Women's Business Council, 409 3rd Street, SW,
 Suite 210, Washington, DC 20024; phone: 202-205-3850; fax: 202-205-6825,
 e-mail:; Web site:
     CONTACT:  Aileen Kishaba of the National Women's Business Council,

SOURCE National Women's Business Council