SBA Welcomes Kathleen McShane


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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces the appointment of Kathleen McShane as Assistant Administrator of their Office of Women’s Business Ownership. In this position, she will manage efforts to increase the growth of women-owned businesses.

McShane will bring 17 years of experience in the corporate sector and as a successful business owner. Her Ladies Launch Club, created in 2006, helped budding women entrepreneurs launch or grow their businesses, and she ran a multimillion-dollar marketing firm for big name clients.

She will oversee the Women’s Business Centers, a nationwide network that provides hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs across the United States with training, counseling and mentoring opportunities.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Kathy to the SBA’s team of talented leadership who are committed to the development of small businesses across the nation,” stated SBA Administrator Linda McMahon. “Her business acumen, accomplishments and private sector experience are a great fit for the SBA’s programs and resources that help to create more opportunities for women-owned small businesses to succeed, create jobs and drive economic growth. Her background as a small business owner and business leader will be a tremendous asset for women entrepreneurs and the small business community.”

As a partner of the SBA, NAWRB is eager to continue working toward the success of women-owned businesses, an important part of women’s economic growth, with McShane’s leadership.

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