NWBC Helps Accelerate Women Entrepreneurs

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) recently released its report, Accelerating the Future of Women Entrepreneurs: The Power of the Ecosystem, highlighting women’s achievements, providing recommendations to unlock women’s upward mobility, and recognizing the work and successes of the government, entities and individuals dedicated to systematically eradicating the gender gaps in America.

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NWBC Entrepreneurial Ecosystems & Their Service of Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs are on the rise, and they are leaving their footprint on the nation’s economy. In 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau reported an estimated 9.9 million women-owned firms, 35.8 percent of all U.S. firms classifiable by gender, and the total estimated receipts from those firms was $1.4 trillion.

Nevertheless, women-owned businesses are still an underrepresented segment in the economy and require support for their continued growth. The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is providing insight on how federal and regional stakeholders can help.

In April of this year, the NWBC released Entrepreneurial Ecosystems & Their Service of Women Entrepreneurs, a research report conducted with Washington CORE, which analyzes local entrepreneurial systems to identify influential actors and mechanisms that aid, or present a barrier to, the support and growth of women-owned businesses.

The report utilizes the “entrepreneurship ecosystem” model, which Washington CORE defines as “a set of interconnected entrepreneurial actors, entrepreneurial organizations, institutions and entrepreneurial processes which formally and informally coalesce to connect, mediate and govern the performance within the local entrepreneurial environment.”

This approach, the report explains, “emphasizes the importance of the overall environment within which an
entrepreneur establishes and grows her business,” helping us understand the resources she can leverage, as well as gaps within the economy that may hinder her.
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President Trump Taps Jovita Carranza for U.S. Treasurer

President Trump has announced his intent to appoint Jovita Carranza Treasurer of the United States. Carranza is the Founder of JCR Group and previously served as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Deputy Administrator under President George W. Bush, upon receiving unanimous confirmation. Carranza earned her MBA from the University of Miami.

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NAWRB Digs Our Heels into the Ground in Washington, D.C.

With National Small Business Week just five days away, what better time for NAWRB to attend decisive Washington, D.C. meetings and events? As a leading voice for women and women-owned and small businesses in the housing ecosystem, we recognize the importance of being on the edge of new developments and maintaining our pivotal relationships in the nation’s capital.

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NAWRB Opens Washington, D.C. Office


Washington, D.C. – January 17, 2017 –The National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) announced today the opening of their Washington, D.C. Office headed by Silvia N. Rathell, Washington D.C. Satellite Office Government Relations Chairwoman assisting the organization’s growth in government advocacy on behalf of women’s gender equality and women-owned businesses in the housing ecosystem.

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SBA Makes Certification Easier with Online Tools

Earlier this week, ChallengeHER—which assists women in federal contracting—announced that the SBA’s new Certification Website is open and functional for WOSB Procurement Program Participants. This new site allows users to certify their business, fill out WOSB and EDWOSB applications, submit questions/feedback online and more. The SBA also released a webinar that walks you through the process of using the site.

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