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Congresswoman Chu Speaks at Inaugural Conference

Long Beach – Congresswoman Judy Chu was the opening keynote address at the NAWRB Inaugural Conference on Oct. 29 and provided insight on how the Committee of Ways and Means and recently introduced legislation, Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014, impact small businesses and give women-owned businesses equal treatment.

Study Finds Minority- and Women-owned Businesses Receive Less Funding

As our previous blog posts have mentioned, many women business owners across the board are receiving less funding for their companies than men. The reasons vary and, unfortunately, it hurts women-owned start-up businesses that could otherwise thrive from the additional resources.

U.S. Women Business Owners Focus On Profits and Productivity

During the current uncertain economy in the U.S., more women business owners are concentrating on producing more cash flow and efficiency in order to improve their companies, according to a recent PNC Women Business Owners Survey.


News Corp. buys Move Inc. for $950 Million

Big changes are coming for the online world of real estate.

In an attempt to increase revenue and expand beyond the newspaper business, News Corporation agreed recently to buy Move Inc. for $950 million.



Global Banking Alliance Secures Billions for Women-Owned Businesses

Women in the economy are proving to be a force to reckon with as they make up 40 percent of the world's workforce and secure $20 trillion in consumer spending. In an effort to continue supporting women and their financial accessibility, the Global Banking Alliance for Women recently announced it will gather $4.3 billion in capital for women-owned businesses throughout the world.

Lenders More Cautious Toward Women Small Business Owners

With almost 8 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., more female entrepreneurs are making an impact and growing at a rapid pace. However, some women are struggling to obtain the funds needed to start and maintain a successful business.

Women Invest in the Future

Many entrepreneurs are using the internet as a tool to achieve more financial support for their business or product idea, but more women are benefiting from it. A recently released paper titled, “Gender Dynamics in Crowdfunding: (Kickstarter)” by Dan Marom, Alicia Robb, and Orly Sade, found that women have an eight percentage-point advantage over men in effectively obtaining funds through the popular website.


Senator Gillibrand & NWBC Chair Carla Harris' Remarks on Women's Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day celebrates the anniversary of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote in the United States. In honor of the day, Senator Gillibrand and National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) Chair Carla Harris released their remarks on the subject of women equality.

Business Program Provides Guidance and Skills to Women in Afghanistan, Rwanda

Women entrepreneurs chosen from two countries—Afghanistan and Rwanda—were flown to the United States earlier this week to participate in the last segment of the 2014 Peace through Business program in Dallas, TX. 

Crowdfunding, an Equalizer for Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs have steadily emerged as leading contenders among new business start ups. Although statistics show that the rate of women starting businesses has significantly increased over the years, women entrepreneurs are still experiencing undercapitalization.