Submit to the 2018 NAWRB Top 50 WOSB Revenue Awards!

NAWRB is excited to launch the first and only earning recognition program for WOSBs within the housing ecosystem. As we celebrate these diverse sectors and merge industries into one list, we are raising awareness of leading women-owned small businesses and helping form profitable collaborations to propel women’s economic growth.

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Small Business Optimism Highest Since 1983

According to the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index, small business optimism reached a level of 107.5 in November 2017, a hike from 103.8 a month before and a level that hasn’t been reached since 1983. Moreover, eight of the 10 components NFIB measures as part of the index also increased; notably, “Expected Better Business Conditions” had a 16-point gain, and “Sales Expectations” rose by 13 points.

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Women Veteran Entrepreneur Webinar: December 4th, 2017

Erica Courtney, U.S. Army combat veteran and 2020vet CEO, will host an upcoming webinar helping women veteran entrepreneurs take advantage of their resources and leverage their talent and skills for success. Veteran-owned businesses, which number at 2.5 million and employ 5 million people, have tremendous potential for growth, and it is imperative to support these entrepreneurs as they grow their enterprises.

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Number of Americans Living without a Partner Increases

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the share of adults living without a spouse or partner has increased to 42 percent in 2017 from 39 percent in 2007. The Pew Research Center identifies two important demographic trends that have influenced this development: the number of married adults has fallen and the number of adults living with a romantic partner has grown.

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Desirée Patno, NAWRB CEO & President, Receives Walker’s Legacy Power25 Award

Walker’s Legacy—a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman—has awarded Desirée Patno, NAWRB CEO & President, the Power25 Award which recognizes “women who have thrived in an array of industries including technology, media, corporate, business, and education.”

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SBA Names 2017 InnovateHER Business Challenge Finalists!

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the finalists of the 2017 InnovateHER Business Challenge; a competition giving entrepreneurs across the country the opportunity to showcase their products and services while competing for up to $70,000 in prize money.

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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs during National Women’s Small Business Month

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, dedicated to celebrating the contributions and successes of our nation’s women small business owners. The 10 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. hold tremendous value, generating $1.4 trillion in revenue and employing 8.4 million people, according to the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC).

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ICOGAS International Conference on Gender & Sustainability, September 21, 2017

The 2017 ICOGAS International Conference on Gender & Sustainability will take place on the margins of the 72nd U.N. General Assembly on September 21, 2017. Featuring leading global strategists; academics; CEOs; and international leaders H.E. Ameenah Gurib, President, Mauritius; H.E. Reema Carmona, First Lady, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; H.E. Dominique Quattara, First Lady, Ivory Coast; H.E. Lorena Castillo de Varela, First Lady, Republic of Panama; H.E. Roman Tesfaye, First Lady, Ethiopia; and H.E. Sandra Granger, First Lady, Guyana, the conference convenes brilliant minds from around the world to generate actionable gender equality and women’s sustainability solutions.

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