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Jan 05, 2016, 06:30 ET

New Report: "10 Million Strong - The Tipping Point for Women's Entrepreneurship"

According to the National Women's Business Council's Annual Report, "10 Million Strong – The Tipping Point for Women's Entrepreneurship,"...

Dec 14, 2015, 12:45 ET
The 2016 WBENC Women's Business Enterprise Stars

National Awards in Excellence For Women-Owned Businesses Announced

 Each year the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the leader in women's business development, honors 14 exemplary women...

Dec 10, 2015, 10:01 ET

Newly Released Media Resource for Journalists Covering Women's Entrepreneurship

The rise and influence of women's entrepreneurship is starting to make a dent in media coverage on business. For example, from December 2014 to...

Dec 03, 2015, 16:33 ET

(Online Event) Beyond Sole Source: Strategies to Meet the 5% WOSB Goal

The question of federal procurement is a topic of great interest to many small business owners, particularly women small business owners looking to...

Nov 02, 2015, 09:55 ET

The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) Honors Women Veteran Business Owners for National Veteran's Small Business Week

National Veteran's Small Business Week, celebrated the first week of November, honors veteran entrepreneurs who continue to serve our country by...

Sep 30, 2015, 14:33 ET

10 Million Strong: This October the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) Celebrates National Women's Small Business Month

When Council Member Kari Warberg Block had the inspiration for her business – a company that sells organic pesticides with little negative...

Sep 11, 2015, 13:35 ET

The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) Welcomes Sherry Stewart Deutschmann and Whitney Keyes to Esteemed Group of Women Business Leaders

The National Women's Business Council is pleased to welcome two new members: Sherry Stewart Deutschmann and Whitney Keyes, who will be joining the...

Aug 31, 2015, 16:38 ET

New Research Finds Previous Industry Experience - not Start-up - has Greater Impact on Firm Survival

 The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) has released new research on women's access to capital and the factors involved in business...

Aug 19, 2015, 16:25 ET

The National Women's Business Council Hosts Panel Discussion on the Gender Gap in Venture Capital

 Women's entrepreneurship and, specifically, high growth women's entrepreneurship has seen remarkable progress in the last decade. According to...

Aug 14, 2015, 10:29 ET

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...

Aug 13, 2015, 16:24 ET

New Research: Structural differences exist between men's and women's social networks

The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) has released a study that found key structural differences between women's and men's social networks....

Aug 07, 2015, 09:40 ET

The National Women's Business Council Thanks the White House for Hosting Inaugural Demo Day

Entrepreneurship and, specifically, high growth entrepreneurship in the technology sector and beyond, has seen tremendous growth in the last...

Jun 16, 2015, 09:00 ET

WBENC and Shell Invest in Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs

 The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is proud to announce the 2015 student entrepreneur cohort selected from 14...

Jun 02, 2015, 12:38 ET

Event: Women's Entrepreneurship on the Rise - Austin and Beyond

When the founders of Monkey Mat, Christie Barany and Courtney Turich, met they never dreamed their innovative solution for new moms – would...

May 07, 2015, 11:30 ET

Comment from the National Women's Business Council on the SBA's WOSB Contracting Program Update

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced their plans to expedite the implementation of the sole source authority provision in the...

May 05, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Women's Business Enterprise National Council Presents 2015 National Conference & Business Fair In Austin, Texas -- June 23-25

 The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) will convene over 3,500 executives from the nation's leading corporations, government...

Apr 29, 2015, 15:52 ET

#HerOwnBoss: Celebrating America's Women-owned Small Businesses

Small businesses have long been an important foundation for regional economies by producing necessary goods and services, job opportunities and...

Apr 16, 2015, 10:30 ET

The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) Welcomes Deborah Rosado Shaw to Esteemed Group of Women Business Leaders

The National Women's Business Council is pleased to welcome Deborah Rosado Shaw as a new member for a three-year appointment. Based in New Jersey,...

Mar 16, 2015, 13:13 ET

The Council Welcomes Marsha Firestone, Founder and President of the Women Presidents' Organization

Today, the National Women's Business Council is welcoming Marsha Firestone. She will serve as the representative of Women Presidents' Organization....

Mar 12, 2015, 12:30 ET
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The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Applauds Walmart as First Corporate Leader to Feature Women Owned Logo Products

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is proud to celebrate Walmart as the first retailer to feature Women Owned Business (WOB)...