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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," women's...


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 today ...


Dec 03, 2015, 04:33 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, 02:33 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, 01:35 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, 04:38 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 survival....


Aug 19, 2015, 04:25 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 the...


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...


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 turn into ...


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...


Apr 29, 2015, 03:52 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, 01:13 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 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 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, 04:16 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 12, 2015, 03:30 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 National ...


Feb 05, 2015, 04:00 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 the...


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, 01:11 ET 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 unprecedented ...


Dec 01, 2014, 01:00 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...


Nov 04, 2014, 11:00 ET Innovative Infographic Tool Kit Helps Identify Opportunities for Women Business Owners

The National Women's Business Council released research in the summer of 2014 that identified major barriers to capital for high-growth women-owned...


Oct 23, 2014, 11:30 ET National Women's Business Council (NWBC) urges Congress to Support the Women's Small Business Ownership Act

In honor of Women's Small Business Month and the anniversary of the passage of H.R. 5050, the Women's Business Ownership Act that led the way to the...


Oct 22, 2014, 04:30 ET You don't have to be Superwoman to Grow and Scale your Business

The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) recently released new research on microbusinesses that highlights a discrepancy between men and women...