News from the women's council A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

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 08, 2015, 13:10 ET

Bahrain Hosts the International OECD-SCW Conference" Women in Public Life: From Policies to Impact"

This morning an international high-level conference, " Women in Public Life: From Policies to Impact" was inaugurated under the patronage of Her...

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 16, 2015, 17:36 ET
National Council of Negro Women National Chairperson Ingrid Saunders Jones shared the organization's new forward-looking vision under her leadership.

The National Council of Negro Women Launches Visionary Strategy Declaring "A New Agenda For A New Age"

In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) revealed a "new agenda for a new age," vowing to take urgent...

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 22, 2015, 16:00 ET

Award Recipients Named in Eighth Annual Women Tech Awards

 The Women Tech Council (WTC) recognized eight technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies and...

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 20, 2015, 11:32 ET

Michelle Munson, CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, to Keynote 8th Annual Women Tech Awards

 The Women Tech Council is pleased to announce that Michelle Munson, CEO of Aspera, will address the 8th annual Women Tech Awards.  The...

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...

Aug 06, 2015, 08:00 ET
Wall Street Guru and Brand Analyst Liz Dunn Tapped as Keynote During 2015 GWBC POP Marketplace Conference Aug. 18-19

The Greater Women's Business Council Announces Its National Line Up Of Speakers for the Most Influential Women's Business Conference In The Southeast; Brand Analyst and Wall Street Guru Liz Dunn Joins As Keynote

You may know her from her 20 years' experience as a Wall Street guru for branded product companies and helping to guide investment decisions...

Jul 07, 2015, 15:58 ET

Women Tech Council Announces 2015 Award Finalists

 The Women Tech Council (WTC) will host its Eighth Annual Women Tech Awards Luncheon on September 22, 2015, honoring 16 women in the technology...

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...