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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...

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)...

Mar 11, 2015, 10:54 ET

Event: How Women Entrepreneurs are Revitalizing America

 Through their research, the NWBC has found that new businesses are an important bedrock of a thriving economy and have in recent years shown...

Mar 06, 2015, 09:00 ET

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Announces Annual List Of America's Top Corporations For Women's Business Enterprises

In concert with Women's History Month, the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) today announced the 16th annual list of America's...

Mar 03, 2015, 10:38 ET

#HerOwnBoss Project Celebrates the Courage and Triumphs of Women Entrepreneurs

In celebration of Women's History Month, the women of the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) are kicking off the month with a story-telling...

Mar 02, 2015, 16:16 ET

Statement from the Chair of The National Women's Business Council Carla Harris on Women Owned Small Business Provisions in the NDAA

The National Women's Business Council is thrilled to see the important provision of sole source authority given to the Women Owned Small Business...

Feb 17, 2015, 09:47 ET

CU Women's Council's WILD Summit III Secures 25 Leading National and Colorado Companies as Supporters, Opens Registration for April 10 Event

 The Women's Council, part of CU's Leeds School of Business, today announced it has secured 25 top organizations as supporters for this year's...

Feb 12, 2015, 15:30 ET

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Credit Union Administration Are Working Together to Increase Access to Small Dollar Loans

Last Friday, Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Debbie Matz, Board Chairman of the...

Feb 05, 2015, 16:00 ET

Working Together to Change the Business Climate for Women Entrepreneurs

In January of 2015, the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) released their Annual Report which included a set of policy recommendations for...

Jan 27, 2015, 12:00 ET

Increasing the Flow of Capital to Women-led Funds; A Strategy to Increase Investment to Women Entrepreneurs

The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation have joined forces to...

Jan 07, 2015, 13:11 ET
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Women's Entrepreneurship is Growing at an Unprecedented Rate; Pro-active Policy is Needed to Support and Sustain the Momentum

 According to the newly released National Women's Business Council (NWBC) Annual Report , women entrepreneurs are starting businesses at...

Dec 18, 2014, 11:00 ET

14 Women's Business Leaders Named 2015 "Stars" By Women's Business Enterprise National Council

 Fourteen exemplary women business leaders will receive the nation's premier award for excellence among Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs)...

Dec 01, 2014, 13:00 ET

Event: From Start-up to Scale-up - Why Don't Women-owned Businesses Grow at the Same Rate as Others?

Women are the fastest growing segment of business owners – they are a crucial part of our economy, and have been instrumental to the economic...